Facility Expansions And Modifications: Assess And Address The EHS Implications Properly To Save Hassle, Money And Time
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Senior management has just notified you that plans are underway to expand your facility's manufacturing capacity. Several options are being considered: adding capacity at the existing location, purchasing property and building new capacity, or acquiring existing capacity from a competitor.
The team would like you, as EHS manager, to evaluate the environmental implications of each scenario.
You know from past experience that it is critical to begin the environmental evaluation immediately because there multiple variables - as well as multiple stakeholders - that will need to be addressed. How best to start what will be a very complicated process?
- A proven, practical, step-by-step process for addressing the multi-faceted environmental challenges involved in these types of projects, using case studies and real-life examples
- The key members on your team who will be necessary to properly scope and execute a production/plant expansion analysis
- How to properly define the project and project alternatives to ensure a robust assessment of all the environmental issues
- Steps for properly identifying the environmental constraints that may limit the scope of your project
- The significance thresholds that trigger environmental permitting or land use approvals
- How to identify the critical path analyses and approvals relating to the project's impact on air quality, wastewater, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and storm water - for both existing plant modifications and for new site development
- How to anticipate and evaluate project air quality implications, including air toxics, new ambient air standards such as GHG emissions
- Practical guidance on how to properly scope, manage, and execute environmental impact analyses on schedule and without breaking your budget
- Keys to evaluating land use restrictions, zoning, and deed restrictions that could affect the project
- Recommendations and proven approaches for working effectively with the regulatory agencies that will oversee the project
About your Speaker:
Bart Leininger has over 20 years of professional experience in air quality and related environmental disciplines. Before starting his consulting firm, Leininger was responsible for environmental compliance at a major manufacturing facility in California, and developed detailed permitting and expansion plans to assist in the siting of a major manufacturing area on California's Central Coast.
As a principal with ALG, Leininger routinely consults with broad spectrum of industrial, commercial, and research operations throughout the United States. He therefore has a solid understanding of what is required to manage plant expansions within the complex web of environmental requirements, and the practical expertise that comes from crafting successful plant modernization and expansion plans. Combined with his solid background as an expert technical witness on environmental enforce matters, Leininger offers a unique perspective on the challenges of developing cost-effective, responsive, and effective environmental compliance plans and strategies.
Ev Ashworth has over 25 years of professional experience in air quality, greenhouse gas and related environmental disciplines. This experience includes directing plant modernization and Greenfield permitting programs for refineries, glass plants, medical and biotech manufacturing facilities, computer/semiconductor operations, mining, manufacturing, health care, and food industries.
Ashworth routinely works with large, integrated manufacturing facilities, senior management, and legal counsel to develop complex permitting programs within compressed schedules and facing potentially significant opposition. He also provides expert testimony in connection with variances and orders of abatement before local air pollution control hearing boards, on state implementation plan, emission reduction credit, and feasibility of control programs in state court.
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