If your business uses, stores or produces oils, chemicals or chemical products; generates hazardous or non-hazardous wastes, air emissions or industrial wastewater; or is subject to storm water regulations, you need SME’s Compliance Team to help develop or improve your regulatory compliance plans and programs and help you obtain and comply with required permits.

Businesses from dry cleaners to automobile repair shops to manufacturing plants to oil refineries are subject to environmental regulations that require compliance with chemical and oil handling and storage requirements, effluent limits and permits, reporting requirements, contingency planning rules, shipping restrictions, and health and safety standards. And many are required to obtain and comply with environmental permits. Some businesses establish environmental management systems (EMSs), like ISO 14001, to formalize and standardize their environmental compliance and management programs, while others rely on individual programs for each compliance area, such as waste and wastewater management, hazard communication, chemical and oil storage, air emissions, and contingency planning. Regardless, each of these programs needs to have plans and processes in place to ensure that operations comply with the applicable EHS regulations – and that’s where SME’s Environmental Compliance Team comes in.

SME’s compliance experts can evaluate existing programs and then design new or improved compliance plans and programs for each regulated activity, from chemical handling to waste management to air and wastewater emissions to storm water management, and everything in between. Our plans and programs are customized for each client. To make sure we design the optimum compliance programs, we carefully evaluate materials in use, material and work flows, process operations, organizational compliance philosophies, and available resources before we embark on compliance system designs. Our goal is to provide programs that are fully integrated into process operations, improving compliance and efficiency and minimizing resource use and costs. SME designs its compliance plans and programs to smoothly incorporate regulatory compliance activities into established work flows to the extent possible, or make them natural extensions of the existing work flows. And we are always looking for ways to minimize effluents and wastes and improve sustainability.

SME’s EHS regulatory compliance experts develop compliance plans and programs for the following federal, state and local regulations:

  • Solid Waste Management
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Wastewater Management
  • Air Emissions Management
  • Storm Water Management
  • Underground and Aboveground Storage Tank Systems
  • Contingency Planning
  • Community Right-to-Know
  • Toxic Release Inventory
  • Oil and Chemical Management and Storage
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Hazard Communication (general and laboratory)
  • PCB Management
  • Hazardous Materials Management (e.g. asbestos-containing materials)

SME can also help you review, renew or obtain any of the following permits:

  • Solid Waste
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Air Emissions
  • Wastewater
  • Storm Water

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