Local Highlights

Local EHS Services in Trinity's Bakersfield Office 

  • Waste Discharge Requirements - Assist with waste discharge requirements (WDR) to the ground from operations and compliance with California regional water quality control boards.
  • Hazardous Material Business Plans (HMBP) and Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) - For facilities that are subject to California Health and Safety Code section 25504 (a-c), our staff assist with site inspections, plan preparation/submission/update, preparation of related emergency response plans (ERP), and California Environmental Reporting System (CERS).
  • Fugitive Dust Control Plans - For construction projects required to prepare fugitive dust control plans by local air quality districts, we assist with preparation of the Dust Control Plan, completion and submission of the required forms, and recommendation of related Best Management Practices. Certified to assist with SJVAPCD Rules 8011, 8021, 8031, 8041, 8051, 8061, 8071, 8081, and 3135.
  • Air Quality Impact Analysis - When Air Quality Impact Analysis (AQIA) is required for construction projects by local agencies or under CEQA, we can assist with following:
    • Comprehensive review of the proposed project including phasing, planned equipment use, current land uses, any projected demolition activities, and traffic study data
    • Quantification of potential emissions
    • Emission mitigation recommendations
    • Air emissions modeling to predict impact to ambient air quality and health and potential CO “hotspots” using current, approved modeling software
    • Analyzing consistency with applicable Air Quality Attainment Plan and local, state, and national air quality standards
    • Performing cumulative impact analyses
  • Indirect Source Review - We assist with construction projects in the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District that are subject to Rule 9510 - Indirect Source Review (ISR) including calculating project emissions, identifying mitigation measures, and completing the application and fee estimates.
  • AB2588 Health Risk Assessments - Assembly Bill 2588 (AB 2588), also referred to as the Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Information and Assessment Act, was enacted in September 1987.  Per its requirements, stationary sources are required to report the types and quantities of certain air toxic substances their facilities routinely release into the air. We can assist with Toxic Emission Inventory Plan (TEIP), Toxic Emission Inventory Report (TEIR), Health Risk Dispersion Modeling, Public Notice, and Risk Reduction Plans. Utilize AERMOD, Emission Inventory Module (EIM), Air Dispersion Modeling & Risk Tool (ADMRT), Risk Assessment Standalone Tool (RAST), and Hotspots Analysis and Reporting Program (HARP 2) to estimate health risk.
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments - Our staff prepares Phase I Environmental Site Assessment reports for construction projects, land acquisitions, and land divestitures. Our registered Environmental Property Assessor also conducts site inspections, recommends additional discovery efforts to delineate environmental impacts (boring and soil sampling), and conducts regulatory and environmental compliance audits to identify any land-use, environmental, or other restrictions that could limit development plans.
  • Storm Water Exceedance Response Actions (ERA) - Facilities that discharge to surface water or to municipal separate storm sewer systems that are in specific industrial categories must obtain storm water permit coverage under either an individual or general permit authorizing the direct discharge of storm water to waters of the United States.  In 1992, California adopted the General Industrial Stormwater Permit (GISP) to allow covered facilities to discharge storm water by file a Notice of Intent (NOI).  After a decade and several drafts, the State Water Resources Control Board adopts a new GISP on April 1st, 2014 (Order No. 2012-0011-DWQ). We can assist with SWPPP, numerical action level (NAL), and exceedance response action (ERA).
  • Hazardous Waste Tank System Assessments - We prepare and P.E. certify a Tank System Assessment (TSA) in accordance with 22 CCR § 66265.191, et. seq., which applies to all facilities operating tanks for the transfer, storage or treatment of hazardous wastes.
  • Leak Detection and Repair - Provides Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) for oil and gas, chemical, and refining. We also prepare component inventory, monitoring plans, gap analysis, auditing, and training services. Certified in Optical Gas Imaging (OGI), Passport Safety Training, and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
    • California Oil & Gas Regulation
    • Local District Rules:
      • SJVUAPCD - 4401, 4409, 4455, 4623, Rule 8011
      • SCAQMD - 463, 1173, 1178
      • VCAPCD - 74.10
      • SLOAPCD - 417
      • MDAQMD - 403, 463, 464
      • SMAQMD - 411, 443, 446, 464
  • Portable NOx Testing and Visible Emission Evaluation Method 9

For assistance with these or other Trinity services, contact us at (661) 282-2200. 

Senior Technical Staff

California Environmental News

  • California Adopts New Federal Hazard Categories for Hazardous Material Business Plans  - 

    Effective December 28, 2017, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) replaced 5 current federal hazard categories with 24 new federal hazard categories used to report chemical inventories in the annual Hazardous Material Business »

  • State Water Board Proposed Storm Water Industrial General Permit Amendments  - 

    The California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is proposing amendments to the existing Storm Water Industrial General Permit (IGP). The IGP amendment will incorporate requirements for facilities to comply with Total Maximum »

  • SCAQMD Proposed Amended Rules 1146, 1146.1 and 1146.2 and Proposed Rule 1100  - 

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) held its second working group meeting on January 16, 2018, for Proposed Amended Rules (PARs) 1146, 1146.1, and 1146.2 and Proposed Rule (PR) 1100. PARs 1146, 1146.1, and 1146.2 establish NOx »

  • SCAQMD Proposed Amended Rule 1135  - 

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) held its first working group meeting on January 11, 2018, for Proposed Amended Rule (PAR) 1135 - Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Electric Power Generating Systems. The purpose of this »

  • EPA Response to 2015 Ozone NAAQS Designations  - 

    On December 22, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a response letter indicating that the agency intends to agree with the State of California's designation recommendations for the revised 2015 National Ambient Air Quality »

  • Proposed 2017 CEQA Guidelines Update  - 

    Adopted in 1970, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq) requires state and local government agencies to inform decision makers and the public about the potential environmental impacts of proposed »

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Trinity's Bakersfield Location
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Tony Phan
Managing Consultant
5500 Ming Ave
Suite 140
Bakersfield, CA 93309
P: (661) 282-2200
F: (661) 282-2204
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21st Annual Energy, Utility & Environment Conference (EUEC)
Location: San Diego, CA
Mar 05, 2018
Booth Number: 527
Presentations by Trinity Staff:
    Adam Jackson, Managing Consultant; Colt Sommers, Consultant; Randall Nelson, Consultant
    J. Stephen Beene, Sr. Consultant; Neelesh Sule, Consultant; Christine Otto Chambers, Managing Consultant
    Scott Osbourn, Principal Consultant
    Eric Wiley, Managing Consultant
    Co-Chair - George Schewe, Principal Meteorologist; Brian Otten, Consultant
    Charles Lee, PhD, CM, Principal Consultant; Steve Walters, Principal Consultant