NTH’S VALUE ADDED
NTH staff has extensive experience in regulatory applicability and compliance strategies for power generation facilities. Our success is built on decades of experience in evaluating and interpreting regulations coupled with understanding the day to day operations of the energy clients we serve.
Environmental Compliance Services
Electric Generation Facilities
As environmental regulations become more stringent and ambient air, water quality, and soil and ground water clean-up standards are being ratcheted down, it is more important than ever to make decisions that will ensure compliance today and into the future. NTH offers full environmental compliance services to assist with any environmental issues that may arise.
Regulatory Compliance Strategies
NTH specializes in regulatory applicability determinations for various state and federal environmental regulations. NTH has completed numerous projects for power plants in developing compliance strategies for proposed or newly promulgated regulations that are both cost effective and provide flexibility for continued operations.
Clean Air Act
NTH’s expertise includes development of emissions inventories in support of air permit compliance, Renewable Operating Permit (ROP) deviation reports, excess emissions and semi-annual/annual reports, preparation of state emission inventory reports, and greenhouse gas reporting.
Clean Water Act
NTH has assisted clients in determining if the CWA 316(b) regulations apply to their current water intake structures, evaluation of analytical sampling/testing results for effluent discharge, preparing annual reports and monthly submittals, and responding to Notices of Exceedance/Violation when water quality permit parameter criteria have been exceeded. We are also experienced in assisting clients with obtaining state approval for use and discharge of a wide variety of water treatment additives.
Coal Combustion Residuals
NTH assists clients in landfill site selection, expansion planning, design, construction, closure, and post-closure monitoring. Our clients include major waste companies, municipal landfills, independent landfill operators, power companies and design firms.
Our extensive knowledge of environmental regulations delivers comprehensive compliance audit services to assist clients in managing both state and federal environmental regulations. NTH is also experienced with investigation techniques, regulatory reporting requirements, and design and implementation of remedial plans for aboveground and underground storage tanks, as well as preparation of Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans, Pollution Incident Prevention Plans, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans, RCRA contingency Plans, and Facility Response Plans (Both 40 CFR and 33 CFR). These all include inspection procedures, Standard Operating Procedure development, and training of employees. Finally, NTH has proven experience with settling pending enforcement actions from regulatory agencies, and negotiating final consent orders by providing various regulatory, economic, and technological analyses.