Environmental: Regulatory Compliance and Permitting

Environmental: Regulatory Compliance and Permitting

Abstract

Navigating complex federal, state, local or international regulations for environmental compliance is a demanding task. But conversely, non-compliance with regulatory requirements may be more costly to one’s business than an early investment in environmental program development that provides the correct mix of environmental research and environmental permitting for project success.

In the early development phase of a project, Fluor’s HSE Engineering tackles the environmental challenges that are associated with the project from early Conceptual Engineering through Construction and Commissioning, assisting stakeholders in understanding regulatory impacts.

The HSE Engineering Team’s capabilities include but are not limited to:


Regulatory Evaluation
  • Permitting Matrix and Division of Responsibility
  • Proposal Review and Analysis
  • Chemical Inventory Management
  • Noise Modeling and Impact Analysis
  • Treatment or Control Efficiencies / Limitations
  • Construction and Commissioning Permitting Analysis
  • Standards required

Permitting Compliance Services
  • Preparation of Environmental Documentation to Support Permit Applications
  • Air Quality
  • Wastewater
  • Solid Waste
  • Hazardous or Toxic Waste
  • Stormwater Discharges
  • Spill Control and Prevention
  • Waterway and Wetland Disturbance
  • Field Compliance Audits
  • Dust Control

Environmental Program Management Development
  • Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasures Plans
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permits
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans
  • Storm Water Management/Water Quality and Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Project-Specific Environmental Protection Plan developed for Construction and Commissioning
  • Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Management Plans
  • Noise Management Plan
  • Environmental Training
Client Benefits

The Fluor HSE Engineering Team helps Clients develop strategies that ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and being granted necessary permits while meeting or exceeding project goals with respect to schedule and budget. These services are especially important for design-build projects, which are known to have multiple critical paths and, thus, conflicting priorities with respect to regulatory permitting. We can provide life-cycle services for all aspects of regulatory permitting, including field assessment and data collection, planning, regulatory scoping, design, permitting and construction and commissioning support.

As such, critical success factors for integrating HSE into the detail design phase of all Fluor projects are:

  • Understanding the principles of environmental law, internationally, nationally and locally
  • Communication of environmental program and goals
  • Understanding project environmental drivers during the design phase
  • Familiarization with project environmental requirements, philosophies, specifications
  • Integration of environmental activities/deliverables into the project schedule and change management
  • Participation in general and specific project reviews
  • Early and close interaction with construction
  • Provide compliance expertise for air emission issues, emissions monitoring and testing, water and wastewater issues, solid and hazardous waste management and environmental releases when requested.