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

  • DTSC 2019 Biennial Hazardous Waste Reporting Software Change  - 

    The 2019 Biennial Hazardous Waste Report (also known as EPA Form 8700-13 A/B) is due on March 1, 2020 for any facility that qualifies as a RCRA Large Quantity Generator for the 2019 reporting year. A recent change has been made to the reporting »

  • Amendments to SJVAPCD District Rules and Public Scoping Meetings  - 

    The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD or District) held public scoping meetings on December 5, 2019 to present, discuss, and receive feedback on potential amendments to District Rule 4306 (Boilers, Steam Generators, and »

  • MBARD Rule 441  - 

    The Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) is proposing to adopt Rule 441 Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters. Rule 441 will apply to AB617 facilities that operate boilers, steam generators, and process heaters rated more than 2 »

  • Annual CTR Reporting Begins with 2019 Report Due in 2020  - 

    The “Regulation for the Reporting of Criteria Air Pollutants and Toxic Air Contaminants,” or CTR, was approved by the Office of Administrative Law and is effective January 1, 2020. The first reports are due May 1, 2020 for the 2019 data year, with »

  • BAAQMD Adopts Amendments for Reg 12-15, Reg 5, and Reg 6-3  - 

    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) adopted proposed amendments to District Regulation 5: Open Burning (Reg 5), Regulation 6, Rule 3: Wood Burning Devices (Rule 6-3), and Regulation 12 Rule 15: Petroleum Refining Emissions Tracking »

  • Petroleum Refinery Fence-Line and Community Monitoring Workshop  - 

    The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) hosted a public meeting on December 19, 2019 to consider the adoption of two rules: Proposed Rule 4460 concerning Petroleum Refinery Fence-line Air Monitoring, and Proposed Rule 3200 »

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Trinity's Bakersfield Location
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Tony Phan
Managing Consultant
4900 California Avenue
Suite 420A
Bakersfield, CA 93309
P: (661) 282-2200
F: (661) 282-2204
Upcoming Training in California
Fundamentals of Tank Emission Calculations

- Long Beach, CA

Tank Emission Calculation Workshop with TankESP Software

- Long Beach, CA

Industrial Hygiene in the Pharmaceutical Industry

- San Francisco, CA

Practical Industrial Hygiene Exposure Assessment and Statistics

- San Francisco, CA

Introduction to CalOSHA and OSHA Regulations

- Oakland, CA

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Upcoming Conferences in California
22nd Annual California CUPA Training Conference 2020
Location: Burlingame, CA
Feb 03, 2020
Booth Number: 14

Air and Waste Management Association’s (A&WMA) 113th Annual Conference & Exhibition 2020
Location: San Francisco, CA
Jun 29, 2020
Booth Number: 206