Bakersfield

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

  • SJVAPCD District Rule 4311, Flares, Rule Amendment Process  - 

    The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD or District) held a public workshop on November 13, 2019 regarding proposed amendments to District Rule 4311, Flares. SJVAPCD is proposing to amend Rule 4311 as part of the 2018 PM2.5 »

  • California’s New Low Carbon Fuel Standard Proposed Pathway  - 

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) posted a proposed, new temporary fuel pathway for renewable naphtha on November 14, 2019, as part of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulation. CARB will accept public comments through December 30, »

  • Imperial County APCD Proposes Overhual to Fuel Combustion Rules  - 

    On October 23, 2019, the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) released a public notice proposing a major overhaul of permitting and emission control requirements for boilers, water heaters, steam generators, and process heaters. »

  • BAAQMD Public Hearing for Proposed Amendments to Regulation 12 Rule 15  - 

    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to District Regulation 12 Rule 15: Petroleum Refining Emissions Tracking (Rule 12-15). BAAQMD accepted public comments on the proposed amendments »

  • BAAQMD Public Hearing Notice for Wildfire Air Quality Response Program Regulations  - 

    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) will hold a public hearing on November 20, 2019 for the Board of Directors to consider adopting the proposed amendments to District Regulation 5: Open Burning (Reg 5), and Regulation 6, Rule 3: »

  • CARB Cap-and-Trade November 2019 Joint Auction Notice  - 

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released a notice for the Joint Auction of Greenhouse Gas Allowances, scheduled for November 19, 2019. The joint auction is between CARB and Québec's ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre »

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Trinity's Bakersfield Location
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Bakersfield
Tony Phan
Managing Consultant tphan@trinityconsultants.com
5500 Ming Ave
Suite 140
Bakersfield, CA 93309
P: (661) 282-2200
F: (661) 282-2204
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