Posts Tagged ‘North Carolina’

ISO 14001 Pre-Registration Training – Gap Analysis Training For Equipment Manufacturer

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: ISO 14001 Pre-Registration Training – Gap Analysis Training
Client: Multinational Equipment Manufacturer
Location(s): North Carolina, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota

Key Elements: ISO 14001 Overview Training; EMS Development and Implementation Training

Overview: Caltha provided training to corporate and facility representatives to kick-off an initiative to become ISO 14001 registered at multiple manufacturing locations. The purpose was to train facility staff be enable them to conduct a Gap Analysis and development their EMS with minimal external assistance. Content of the training included:
Overview of ISO 14001 Standard
• Detailed training on all ISO 14001 Clauses:
Required elements
-Examples of how other similar companies conform with requirement
-Discussion of organization’s current systems or procedures that could be used to meet requirement
Gap analysis process to be used at each location
• Schedule and Process for EMS development and implementation
• ISO 14001 registration process

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Temporary Corporate HSE Staffing – Site Remediation Oversight

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Corporate HSE Staffing-Site Remediation Oversight
Client: Multi-national Chemical Company
Location(s): California, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ontario, Canada, Michigan, Kentucky, Arizona

Key Elements: Environmental Health & Safety Staffing, Site remediation

Overview: This chemical company contracted with Caltha to provide temporary staffing in its corporate HSE Department for the position that oversaw numerous site remediation projects being conducted across the US and Canada. Due to staff turnover the position needed to be filled quickly to assure that process on projects continued, on-site contractors had questions and issues addressed, and that required agency submittals were reviewed, approved and submitted on time. Caltha provided a highly experienced HSE professional to fill the position until the corporation could hire a permanent replacement. Caltha staff were then able to provide transitional support.

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Logistics Industrial Storm Water Permitting & Compliance

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Industrial Storm Water Permitting & Compliance
Client: International Retailer
Location(s): California, Washington, Utah, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, New York, Kansas, Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, Connecticut, Missouri

Key Elements: SWPPP preparation, Stormwater monitoring, Compliance plan, Permit application

Overview: Caltha LLP has provided consulting services to this international retailer at multiple logistics and warehousing locations to comply with individual State industrial stormwater rules. Services included preparing facility stormwater pollution prevention plans, preparation of State or EPA application forms (Notice of Intent), preparation of site-specific inspection checklists to comply with individual State inspection requirements, preparation of site-specific stormwater monitoring and benchmark monitoring plans to meet State requirements applicable to this industrial sector. Caltha then provided ad hoc technical support to facilities to address questions during roll-out of the compliance programs.

For more information on Caltha LLP SWPPP services, go to the Environmental Health & Safety Plan | Spill Plan Information Request Form.

Industrial Storm Water Permitting & Compliance

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Industrial Storm Water Permitting & Compliance
Client: National manufacturer
Location(s): California, Utah, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, New York, Kansas, Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee

Key Elements: SWPPP, Stormwater monitoring, Compliance plan, Permit application

Overview: Caltha LLP has provided consulting services to this manufacturing at multiple locations to comply with individual State industrial stormwater rules. Services included preparing facility stormwater pollution prevention plans, preparation of State or EPA application forms (Notice of Intent), preparation of site-specific inspection checklists to comply with individual State inspection requirements, preparation of site-specific stormwater monitoring and benchmark monitoring plans to meet State requirements applicable to this industrial sector. Caltha then provided ad hoc technical support to facilities to address questions during roll-out of the compliance programs.

For more information on Caltha LLP SWPPP services, go to the Environmental Health & Safety Plan | Spill Plan Information Request Form.

Final North Carolina Industrial Permit For Stormwater Discharge – Updated NC SWPPP Template

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

North Carolina NPDES General Permit NCG060000, which regulates stormwater discharges from Food and Kindred Products [standard industrial classification (SIC) 20], Tobacco Products (SIC 21), Soaps, Detergents and Cleaning Preparations; Perfumes, Cosmetics and Other Toilet Preparations (SIC 284), Drugs (SIC 283), and Public Warehousing and Storage (SIC 4221-4225), expired on October 31, 2012. The North Carolina Division of Water Quality (DWQ) released a draft of the proposed renewal General Permit in September 2012. The public comment period closed on October 8th

DWQ staff received several public comments and EPA Region IV responded that the agency concurred with no comments. Based on the comments received, DWQ revised the draft permit before finalizing. The revisons included:

  1. Part II, Section A (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan), 2.(b): Added language to include petroleum products and reference how federal oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC) can fulfill some requirements of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SPPP) where it demonstrates compliance.
  2.  Part II, Table 1 (Analytical Monitoring for Stormwater), Footnote 3: Added clarification that DWQ’s representative outfall status (ROS) approval remains in effect through subsequent renewals as long as relevant site conditions and operations have not changed.
  3. Part II, paragraph following Table 1: Language added to specify that “Sampling is not required outside of the facility’s normal operating hours.”
  4. Part II, paragraph following Table 2: Language modified to include option for Division to require monthly monitoring because of a failure to monitor semi-annually (rather than automatically requiring monthly monitoring upon failure to monitor). Also, clarification that adverse weather conditions preventing sample collection does not constitute a
    failure to monitor.
  5. Part II, second paragraph following Table 2: Added clarification that DWQ’s release of a permittee from Tier 2 monthly monitoring remains in effect through subsequent renewals unless other conditions are specified.
  6. Part II, Table 3: Modified Footnote 1 to allow precipitation pH (if lower than 6 s.u.) as
    lower benchmark value.

In final permit was issued in late November with the effective date December 1, 2012.

Caltha LLP maintains a library of SWPPP templates to meet general permit requirements for individual States, including North Carolina. Caltha is currently revising the North Carolina SWPPP template for NPDES General Permit NCG060000 to meet any new requirements and will use this to support our clients located in North Carolina that are subject to this general permit.