Projects

Foley Environmental often teams with resource-specific professionals in order to meet the broader needs of clients on an individual project basis.  In this way, we are able to provide a single team comprised of senior level environmental professionals, affording clients flexibility and convenience. Throughout the individual careers of our frequent team members, we have had opportunities to work on a myriad of projects spanning several industries, locations and disciplines. We have faced many challenging regulatory and strategic situations, and have had the satisfaction of learning from and meeting those challenges. Together, we bring this experience and expertise to our clients.

Below is a sample of our team members' project experience:

 Air Quality Analysis and Permitting

BioDico, Inc. – Oxnard Biodiesel Production Facility. Provide Air Quality services in support of Biodico Inc.’s permit applications to the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District for the construction and operation of an expanded biodiesel production facility on Naval Base Ventura County. Services include regulatory interaction, criteria pollutant and air toxics emissions calculations, BACT and rules analyses, coordination of Health Risk Assessment and equipment source testing. 

United States Air Force – McChord Air Force Base Air Quality Audit. Conducted onsite inspection of the Air Force Base to assess existing and potential air quality issues and to develop an inspection and maintenance program. Interacted with local air pollution control district on behalf of the Base in order to develop a working plan.

ConAgra Foods, Inc – Gilroy Processing Facility Upgrade Permit. Conducted a comprehensive analysis and documentation of air quality issues affecting the retrofit of ConAgra’s garlic drying facility in Gilroy, California, in support of the preparation of permit applications to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

Title V Operating Permit Application Assistance – Unocal Corporation. Assisted Unocal in developing Title V permit application materials for several onshore production facilities and offshore platforms in Ventura County. Project included the preparation of comprehensive emission inventories, emissions factors and calculations. Developed a project specific database to facilitate the application process.

TENGIZCHEVROIL – Air Emissions Normatives Study and Report Preparation. Assisted the limited partnership of TENGIZCHEVROIL (TCO) in the research and development of a proposed set of air pollutant emission limits (emissions normatives) for the purpose of developing regulatory thresholds for TCO oil and gas facilities in Tengiz, Kazakhstan. Researched the regulation of the oil and gas industry worldwide, in order to assemble a sufficient set of emissions data for analysis. Primary criterion used in the determination of the normatives was protection against unhealthful public exposure to ambient pollutant levels. Particular attention was paid to the regulation of hydrogen sulfide in international oil production.

Mobil Oil Exploration and Production, Russia – Joint Feasibility Study. Assisted Mobil in the preparation of a feasibility study to allow joint operation of oilfields in western Siberia. Researched existing environmental and air quality conditions and regulatory environment within the subject area for inclusion in a baseline analysis. Researched and presented possible guidelines for improved, continued operation of the facilities, from an environmental standpoint.

Mobil Exploration and Producing US Inc. – Hydrogen Sulfide Literature Review. Conducted review of existing documentation of health effects associated with chronic exposure to low levels of H2S in a residential setting. Compiled article summaries into bound report for use by Mobil's community relations department.

Texaco Trading and Transportation Inc. (TTTI) – Gaviota Marine Terminal Permitting. Provided project management to TTTI for air quality and environmental permitting for the Gaviota Interim Marine Terminal project. Provided extensive general permitting skill and air quality expertise to TTTI, including preparation of various agency permit applications, more than 12 modifications to the facility Authority to Construct permit, and representation before various regulatory agencies. Successfully obtained a pipelining Permit to Operate for the terminal. Quantified, located, and obtained viable emission reduction credits from a number of industrial facilities and mobile sources for use as emission reduction credits by TTTI. Provided training to terminal and associated project personnel in the areas of air quality compliance, Environmental Quality Assurance Plan compliance, marine wildlife concerns, and noise and odor monitoring and reporting. Produced and revised environmental documents required to comply with more than 200 permit conditions.

Eagle Rock Aggregates, Inc – Marine Aggregate Receiving, Storage and Distribution Terminal Permit. Conducted a
comprehensive analysis and documentation of air quality issues from both on- and off-shore components resulting from the construction of a marine aggregate receiving and storage facility at the Port of Redwood City, California. Project included air pollution control equipment design, preparation of permit applications (Authority to Construct and Permit to Operate), and negotiations with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD).

Granite Construction Company, Coast Rock Products, Bee Rock Quarry, Buellflat Rock Company – Toxic Emission Inventory Plans and Reports. Prepared plans and reports for several aggregate production and asphaltic concrete batching facilities in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties to meet requirements of California Air Toxic "Hot Spots" Information and Assessment Act (AB 2588).

Tri-County Rock Producer's Association – Permit Review. Conducted a review of operating permits held by approximately twenty mining facilities operating in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties. Determined consistency of permits with like processes at similarly operating facilities. Served as contact with respective regulatory agencies in each county on behalf of the association.

 Environmental and Energy Services

Solar Plant Development Permitting – Kern County, Imperial County, San Bernardino County California. Conducted analysis and documentation of air quality issues affecting the design and construction of several Solar Power generating facilities in California. Assisted is site evaluations to determine feasibility of interconnection points and potential environmental and regulatory constraints. 
Interacted with associated Air Management Districts for each project, in support of the preparation of permit applications. 

U.S. Air National Guard – Hazardous Waste Management Plans – Data Collection. Compiled Hazardous Waste Management Plans for a number of Air National Guard facilities throughout the US. Data was collected during base-wide inspections. Plans included a comprehensive overview of hazardous waste handling procedures in compliance with USEPA, as well as any state-specific requirements.

U.S. Air National Guard – Hazardous Waste Management Plans – Report Preparation. Managed the writing and production of Hazardous Waste Management Plans for Air National Guard facilities throughout the United States. Project responsibilities included employee training and supervision, technical support, scheduling, draft and senior document review, response to comments from National Guard base, federal headquarters, and various state regulatory   agencies, as well as all phases of document production from draft through final.

U.S. Army National Guard – Environmental Compliance Assessment System (ECAS). Conducted field investigations of Army National Guard (ARNG) facilities throughout the states of Illinois and Arkansas in order to determine compliance with local, state, federal and ARNG environmental regulations. Protocols used include Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, RCRA-C, RCRA-D, CERCLA, National Historic Preservation Act, FIFRA, TSCA, and NEPA.

Price Company – Phase I Hazardous Materials Site Assessments at four locations. Prepared Phase I reports detailing the results of detailed records search and site investigations to determine possible contamination to four Price Club/Costco stores prior to transfer of ownership of the properties. Purpose of the investigation was to determine possible liability due to prior land use.

California Department of Health Services – Westminster Seeps Study. Under contract to the Department of Health Services,
conducted a site investigation of seepage from a former waste oil disposal facility in a residential area of Westminster, in Los Angeles County. Submitted a preliminary report stating findings and recommendations to conduct air quality monitoring for health
risk prior to, and during remediation of the site.  

Regulatory Compliance

Texaco Trading and Transportation Inc. (TTTI) – Gaviota Marine Terminal Permit Compliance Program Database. Designed and developed a complete computerized monitoring and inspection program database to be used as a tool for tracking permit compliance. Program included scheduling of all compliance reporting requirements associated with the project.

Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical – Convair Lagoon Remediation. Participated on the technical design team to implement the selected method for remediation of a PCB contaminated area within the Convair Lagoon in San Diego County. Assisted in the design of a containment berm and geogrid system. Conducted review and revision of detailed engineering specifications.