ALL Consulting’s air quality management team consists of multi-disciplinary members with specialties spanning the range of meteorology and chemical engineering thru data management systems and CAD/GIS. The ALL team has a proven track record of handling air permitting needs for simple permit-by-rule minor source to complex prevention of significant deterioration permits. ALL personnel have aided multiple state regulators in developing new rules and in implementation of their air quality programs and have aided our clients through our experience in regulatory negotiations, rule interpretation, emissions quantification, air modeling and process simulation. Furthermore, ALL Consulting is capable of providing guidance on selection and design of air quality control equipment and performance testing requirements.
Air permits are required for compressors, such as these four-stage reciprocal compressors operating at 380 horsepower and using natural gas as a fuel.
Representative Air Projects:
Emissions quantification and regional air modeling to determine potential impacts forplanned Coal Bed Natural Gas development in Southeastern Montana for approximately 26,000 new gas wells on Bureau of Land Management lands,
Title V air permit application for a natural gasoline plant in Wyoming,
Compliance audits and NSPS/NESHAP applicability determinations,
Multiple minor source permits and registrations for oil and gas operations from Texas to Montana,
Emissions tracking software and data management development,
Regional air modeling analyses for programmatic NEPA investigations,
Comparative analysis of process simulation models used to determine VOC flashing emissions from petroleum hydrocarbon storage tanks, and
Projects involving global climate change research that has led to technology development for capture and control greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas processing equipment.
Air Modeling and Permitting
ALL staff have prepared hundreds of air permit applications for facilities across the country. These applications have addressed Title V, PSD, nonattainment, and minor source requirements. Project tasks have included applicability determinations, emission calculations, emission inventories, forms completion, compliance checklists, and emission control evaluations. The ALL staff have successfully employed the latest refined and screening models for regulatory projects and interpreted and supervised the use of the CALPUFF model for NEPA projects. Our staff have also supervised projects for off-shore oil and gas clients that relied on the use of the OCD model to authorize new construction or to investigate safety-related concerns. In addition to presenting air related professional papers for different national association meetings, ALL staff have instructed air regulatory and dispersion modeling courses in several states across the U.S.
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Strategies
ALL helps clients develop clean development mechanisms (CDM) and joint implementation (JI) projects that comply with the Kyoto Protocol requirements. ALL is a leader in development and implementation of GHG and other air emissions inventories, protocols and reduction strategies, ALL delivers all of the elements of a comprehensive, cost effective GHG program to help you take advantage of new GHG markets, answer new and proposed regulatory challenges, and respond effectively to ever more vocal stakeholder concerns.
ALL’s combined expertise in management systems, information management, and engineering creates strategic programs that optimize the value of your GHG management services. ALL’s solutions address state-level programs in the U.S. and other countries around the world.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an approach to mitigate global warming by capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from point sources and sequestering it rather than releasing it into the atmosphere. ALL’s engineers have designed, permitted and supervised the construction of deep injection wells for a variety of clients, as well as performing mechanical integrity testing and supervision of maintenance activities. Additionally, ALL’s geologists prepared geological and reservoir analysis to support the permitting process.