The oil and gas industry is growing steadily in the United States and Canada, and environmental and regulatory challenges are growing steadily with it. Due to public concerns about the industry’s potential effects on global climate change and sources of fresh groundwater, regulators are responding with significant new environmental laws. For instance, Federal regulators are considering implementing more stringent methane leak detection and repair requirements, and states such as California have adopted new underground injection control measures (Senate Bill 4).
Our core capabilities are in solid and hazardous waste management, landfills, energy, remediation, and environmental compliance. With over 35 years of experience in the permitting and monitoring of oil and gas facilities, SCS Engineers provides a wide array of services to help the industry address these emerging issues. As new environmental regulations continue adoption, facilities, resource extraction, operations, and land development will face a growing challenge of maintaining comprehensive compliance with limited in-house resources. To solve this problem, SCS provides a wide range of cost-effective services:
Air Quality (VOCs/NESHAPs)
Air Quality Permitting – Title V, New Source Review
Dispersion Modeling Studies – Air Quality Impact Assessments – AQIA
Waste Management Evaluations and Minimization Plans
Waste Pile Management Facility Permitting
Superfund – CERCLA
All Appropriate Inquiries
Beneficial Reuse of Hydrocarbon Impacted Soils
Biological Restoration Services
Facility Removal or Remediation
Phase I & II Site Assessments (ASTM E-1527 & E-1903)
Purchase Transaction Due Diligence
Site Soil and Water Remediation
Tank Inspection and Leak Detection
Emergency Planning and Reporting
Emergency Action – EAP, or Response Plans – ERP
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act – EPCRA
Emergency Response Release reporting guidance, NRDA, ERA
Process Safety Management – PSM and Risk Management Plans – RMP
Risk Analyses – HAZOP
SARA Title III 311/312, & 313 Reports; 302/304 Spill Reports
Site Safety & Health HazCom Plans
Industrial Health & Safety
Confined Space Entry Plans
Environmental Compliance and Safety Manager Training
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act FIFRA
Health Risk Assessments – HRA
Material Safety Data Sheets – MSDS, Safety Data Sheets – SDS
Toxic Substances Control Act – TSCA
Vulnerability Assessments, Tailored Safety Audits
Environmental Management System Planning ISO 14000 or ISO 14005
Expert Witness Services
Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping
Land Use and Permitting
Land Use and Permitting National Expert: Nathan Eady The land use permitting requirements for oil and gas operators vary significantly from one regulatory jurisdiction to the next. Some jurisdictions may require discretionary permits (Production Plans or Condition Use Permits) that take years to process and approve, whereas other jurisdictions ...
Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) SCS Engineers Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) program help our clients to detect and locate leaks in chemical, oil, and natural gas facilities before they become problematic, costly, and potential health hazards. SCS has teamed with LDAR tools to provide preeminent equipment that works ...
Production and Frac Water Management Materials develop during the exploration and production of gas, oil, and coal-bed methane (CBM), including millions of barrels of produced and frac flowback water and hydrocarbon-impacted soils and muds. If the natural fracture of shale is not fully developed, then the shale is further ...
Underground Injection Control National Expert: Monte Markley SCS Engineers has provided fluid isolation storage and disposal consulting since 1989. More specifically, SCS is highly experienced in gas storage, underground injection control (UIC), and mining fluid disposal, having conducted projects in 15 states and five Environmental Protection Agency regions. ...