OLD Additional Services – Facility Permitting & Compliance
Facility Permitting & Compliance
Environmental Standards, Inc.’s Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) professionals provide technical support and focused guidance to our clients based on over 30 years of industry experience.
Environmental Standards works with facilities to develop, implement, and oversee HSSE management systems and programs. Our personnel have experience developing standard operating procedures; developing HSSE plans such as SPCC, transportation security plans, and emergency response plans; and performing gap analyses of HSSE management systems against agreed sets of requirements. Additionally our personnel are experienced in drafting both corrective and preventive actions allowing for both short and long term performance to be improved.
We develop compliance systems that reflect client company practices and philosophies resulting in an integrated approach to program implementation. Our personnel have experience determining regulatory applicability as well as constructing compliance tasks necessary for achievement of compliance.
Senior auditors perform comprehensive audits designed to assess performance against regulatory requirements, standards, corporate guidelines, and best management practices. Our highly-trained professional staff includes certified auditors (CPEAs), project management professionals (PMPs), certified quality auditors (CQAs), a certified environmental safety and compliance officer (CESCO), professional engineers, and other technical specialists.
Environmental Standards personnel have performed environmental, health, and safety audits nationally and internationally at the request of industry, law firms, and engineering firms. Our audits are performed against requirements established in agreement with clients and have included:
Industry codes of practice (e.g., Responsible Care)
International standards (e.g., ISO 9000, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001)
CWA and CAA Permits
Client specified standards
Method requirements (e.g., EPA 8260)
Regulatory requirements (e.g., OSHA, US EPA, USCG, DHS, DOT)
Quality assurance project plan requirements
Audited entity requirements (e.g., standard operating procedures)
Standard Audit Process
Audit Program Development/Review
We work with our clients to design an HSSE audit program, to reflect client philosophies, existing standards, or integrate programs with other audit functions. We also review existing audit programs against established audit program requirements to identify gaps or opportunities for improvement. Addressing the key elements for a successful audit program, Environmental Standards’ senior technical HSSE professionals ensure that a comprehensive program is developed.