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. 

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California Environmental News

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  • SCAQMD Proposed Rule to Regulate Non-Refinery Flare Emissions  - 

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has formed a Working Group and released Preliminary Draft Rule language for Proposed Rule 1118.1. The rule would restrict NOx, VOC, and CO emissions from flares at sources other than petroleum »

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    The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) held its first working group meeting on June 28, 2018, for Proposed Amended Rule (PAR) 1110.2 - Emissions from Gaseous- and Liquid-Fueled Engines. The purpose of this rule is to reduce NOx, »

  • SDAPCD Revision to Rules 1200 and 1210  - 

    The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD) has decided to revise Table II of Rule 1200 and Rule 1210. Rule 1200 is Toxic Air Contaminants-New Source Review and Rule 1210 is Toxic Air Contaminant Public Health Risks-Public »

  • SMAQMD Proposed Adoption of Rule 419  - 

    The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) will be holding a public hearing on July 26, 2018, to consider the proposed adoption of Rule 419: NOx from Miscellaneous Combustion Units Located at Major Stationary Sources of »

  • YSAQMD Public Hearing for Proposed Amendments to Rule 2.29  - 

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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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American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, & Resources (ABA SEER) 26th Annual Fall Conference
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Oct 17, 2018