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For more than 20 years, Trinity Consultants has assisted facilities in the aerospace industry with regulatory compliance and environmental management issues.
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For more than 25 years, Trinity Consultants has assisted facilities in the semiconductor industry.
Trinity Consultants has performed nearly 800 environmental permitting and compliance projects for clients with terminal operations, providing cost-effective, timely solutions that enhance compliance while maintaining operational flexibility.
For nearly 30 years, Trinity Consultants has assisted facilities such as those in the highly regulated wood products industry.
For the last decade, EPA has been revising, updating, fixing bugs, and introducing beta options in the AERMOD model with the goal of providing a dispersion modeling tool that is dependable, accurate, and reflective of the best current science. »
Tier I BACT (Best Available Control Technology) is a function of what similar facilities are deploying for a particular pollutant and is usually a function of time. Depending on if the permit is being filed for Minor versus Major NSR permit »
In 2018, Rob Large joined Trinity Consultants as Managing Consultant on the EHS Performance & Risk Management team. Rob has more than 28 years of environmental and occupational health and safety compliance experience and over 17 years of auditing »
The ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) standard was published in March 2018, replacing the OHSAS 18001:2007 OHSMS standard. Publication of this new standard is part of a broader effort by the International »
Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) involves finding facility components that are leaking and fixing them. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a long history of regulating industries (such as petroleum refining and chemical »
Trinity's Environmental Quarterly (EQ) magazine covers environmental regulatory developments as well as topics related to corporate environmental performance.
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These papers, presentations, and articles were authored by the staff of Trinity Consultants for presentation at various conferences.
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Since its founding in 1974, Trinity has expanded its geographic footprint and breadth of services. We attribute our continued growth to a focus on cornerstone values of top-notch technical performance and excellence in client service.
On October 18, 2018, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality posted a revised Procedures Manual for Environmental Impact Review [EIR] of Major State Facilities (October 2018). The previous version of the manual was dated July 2013. Changes »
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has proposed to revise and reissue three General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permits. The proposed language was published in the October 29, 2018 Virginia Register of »
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has revised the Regulations for Emissions Trading (9VAC5-140) and proposed them to the Air Pollution Control Board (APCB) via the posted agenda and minibook at the September 28, 2018 meeting. »
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has proposed revision and reissuance of three General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permits for the State Water Control Board (SWCB) to consider via the posted agenda »
On September 12, 2018, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) posted their revised air standard operating procedures (ASOP) for reviewing excess emission reports (EER). This document (ASOP-10) can be found on the town hall here: »
On July 16, 2018, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released a guidance document with "boilerplate" conditions titled "Natural Gas and Distillate Oil Procedure for Writing New and Modified Permits for Boilers". This guidance document was »
On April 9, 2018 the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ's comment period on a proposed regulation to reduce carbon dioxide from electric power facilities closed. The proposed regulation derives from Executive Order 11 (2017), which directed »
On April 4, 2018 Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order 6, which instructs the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to update outdated regulations, strengthen enforcement of Virginia's environmental standards, identify the causes of »
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) filed a petition on March 12, 2018, stating that pollution from upwind sources significantly contributes to nonattainment of the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) »
The hazardous waste generator improvements rule (GIR) was published in the November 28, 2016 Federal Register. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) requires that authorized states adopt the more stringent requirements of the »
On January 8, 2018 the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) published the Regulation for Emissions Trading (9VAC5-140) in the Virginia Register of Regulations. The comment period runs from January 8th, 2018 - April 9th, 2018. The rule »
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has affirmed the proposal by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to maintain the same ozone nonattainment area for the 2015 ozone standard as for the 2008 ozone »
Ground-level ozone is a gas that is formed by the reaction of volatile organic compounds and oxides of nitrogen in the atmosphere in the presence of sunlight. On October 1, 2015, the U.S EPA adopted a new more stringent 8-hour ozone standard that is »
The 2018-onward fees have been approved. They will be published in the Register of Regulations on November 27, with an effective date of January 1, 2018. Refer back to prior ENews article about the scope of the fee changes.
On the evening of the gubernatorial election, DEQ released a draft power plant trading rule via the posted agenda and minibook for the upcoming Air Pollution Control Board (APCB) meeting to be held at 10:00 am on November 16. Development of the »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first addressed the transport of nitrogen oxides (NOx) across state lines with the NOx Budget Trading Program, which was implemented via the NOx State Implementation Plan (SIP) Call. The NOx State SIP »
On September 25, 2017, the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board (APCB) rejected a petition to limit and reduce total carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution in the Commonwealth by 30% by 2030 from electric generating units. The petition for the rulemaking »
The Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) recently announced they propose to revise Virginia's state implementation plan (SIP) for very fine particulate matter (PM2.5). The SIP was created by Virginia to satisfy its obligations under »
On June 26, 2017 a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA) was published in the Virginia Register of Regulations regarding amending 9VAC5-140, Regulation for Emissions Trading Programs. On July 18, 2017, The Virginia Department of Environmental »
Virginia Governor Terrance McAuliffe signed Executive Order 11 on May 16, 2017 which directs the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to develop regulations that limit carbon dioxide emissions from electric power facilities in Virginia »
Federal law requires each state to establish a Title V permit fee program that fully covers the cost of issuing and enforcing permits. Virginia currently collects different fees from Title V major and synthetic minor sources: fees from permit »
On June 28, 2016, Virginia Governor Terrance McAuliffe issued Executive Order 57, which formed a work group to study and recommend ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electric power facilities, as well as grow the clean energy economy »
Startup, Shutdown, Malfunction Rule UpdatesOn May 2, 2016, Virginia DEQ published final amendments to Virginia's malfunction provision in 9 VAC 5-20-180. These amendments address US EPA's Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction (SSM) State »
On June 29, 2015, Virginia DEQ published the draft amended rule language for Virginia's major New Source Review (NSR) regulations, i.e. Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) under Article 8 of 9VAC5-80 and Nonattainment NSR under Article 9 »
Virginia's current major New Source Review (NSR) regulations, i.e. Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) under Article 8 of 9VAC5-80 and Nonattainment NSR under Article 9 of 9VAC5-80, largely mirror the federal regulations. However, due to »
In early 2015, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a guidance memorandum on the use of a diluent cap for CEMS emission calculations to address data anomalies as flue gas diluent concentrations approach zero. For emission »
On January 12, 2015, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA DEQ) released proposed amendments to regulations associated with the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the following existing stationary source categories »
Virginia's PSD regulations largely mirror the federal regulations, but there are several differences that have the result of making the Virginia regulations more restrictive than the federal rules. On October 22, 2013, the Virginia Manufacturing »
As discussed in the last Virginia update, the Virginia Manufacturing Association (VMA) petitioned Virginia DEQ to revise the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) rules (9VAC5 Article 8) to match the federal rules. The comment period for »
When Virginia DEQ revised the minor New Source Review (NSR) in 2012 (Article 6 of 9VAC5-80), the definition of non-road engine in Article 6 was changed to be different from the federal definition. Under the new state definition, engines on »
Virginia's PSD regulations largely mirror the federal regulations, but there are several differences that have the result of making the Virginia regulations more restrictive than the federal rules. The Virginia Manufacturing Association filed a »
Virginia DEQ has updated the application fees for calendar year 2014, with a 1.5% increase on all application fees. Note that the application fee varies depending on your facility source classification. Facilities subject to Title V pay higher »
The Piedmont Regional Office (PRO) has issued the first Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit in the state of Virgina. Gateway Green Energy (www.???) was issued a PSD permit on August 26, 2012 for its Smart Water Project located in »
On June 6, 2011, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced a proposal to amend the state implementation plan (SIP) by revising the regulation for SO2 to include the new guidelines in the National Ambient Air Quality Standards »
On May 9, 2011 the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board denied a petition set forth to amend fugitive dust emission standards for stationary sources. The petitioners, the Southern Appalachia Mountain Stewards and the Sierra Club, proposed the »
On January 31, 2011, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA DEQ) published proposed rules for general permits pertaining to emergency generators and voluntary demand response units. The proposed rules would be part of Virginia’s State »
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