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Regulatory Compliance & Permitting

Stratus has provided extensive environmental consulting services to both public and private clients related to regulatory compliance that include such documents as: Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans (40 CFR Part 112); Hazardous Waste Storage Tank System Assessments (40 CFR 265.191-192 and 22 CCR 66265); and Industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (Federal Clean Water Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System [NPDES) Permit).

We have a deep understanding of regulatory permitting requirements whether they relate to Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) for wastewater treatment plants with land application of treated wastewater or WDRs in conjunction with NPDES permits for discharge of treated wastewater to surface water bodies. Stratus is also experienced in preparation of Report of Waste Discharge (ROWD) documents to initiate, renew, or modify WDRs, and Monitoring and Reporting Programs (M&RPs). Stratus has decades of experience with WDRs that incorporate M&RPs for various industrial applications including wastewater and water treatment plants, former and operating lumber mills, cogeneration facilities, and petroleum hydrocarbon and chlorinated solvent impacted sites.

Technical reports and background studies are fundamental pieces of regulatory requirements for development of WDRs, NDPES permits, and M&RPs. The scope of work may include preparing Background Groundwater Quality Study and Degradation Assessment Reports in accordance with CCR Title 27, Section 20415(e)(10) to compare groundwater potentially impacted from wastewater treatment plant operations to background groundwater quality. Reporting tasks may also include preparing: bi-monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual groundwater monitoring reports in accordance with current M&RPs; Annual Groundwater Quality Evaluation Reports to determine if wastewater treatment operations have caused or are likely to cause a violation of the Groundwater Limitations of WDRs; and annual monitoring reports associated with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Licensing Requirements.