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Environmental Regulatory Compliance for General Manufacturing

Due to their nature, “general manufacturing” facilities are often faced with reviewing a wide range of regulations to determine applicability. Unlike refineries, for example, there aren’t regulations specific to “general manufacturing,” therefore owner/operators must review and analyze myriad regulatory requirements to determine those that apply to their operations. Requirements can be based on federal, state, or local (city or county) rules. It is important for facilities to read and understand both the New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) regulations as well as the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) regulations to determine applicable requirements for their operations. Besides compliance with state and federal level regulations, in several jurisdictions, local township and county level requirements may also apply prior to constructing a new site or modifying existing equipment.

Environmental Project Profiles

  • A manufacturing facility planning significant expansion selected Trinity to complete emission rate calculations associated with new equipment, documentation describing the changes to existing equipment, and air dispersion modeling analyses for lead and particulate matter emissions that would result from the proposed expansion. With Trinity’s assistance, the facility obtained the necessary air quality construction permits within six weeks of submitting the application.
  • An industrial products manufacturing facility chose Trinity to prepare a comprehensive Title V permit application. Trinity also designed a compliance management system to track compliance with VOC annual and hourly emission limits.
  • A corporation interested in evaluating market and non-market barriers to siting a manufacturing plant asked Trinity to perform a thorough review of regulations that would apply at each alternative location selected by the firm. The corporation made its decision on the final location based on the current air quality regulations, state environmental agency’s flexibility toward new businesses in their jurisdiction, and upcoming regulations.