Air Permit Work for a Chemical Production and Storage Facility

Leaaf Engineering & Compliance Division recently undertook a critical project involving air emissions calculations for a Southwest Louisiana chemical production and storage facility. This endeavor was prompted by the stringent regulations set forth by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), which necessitate facilities with the potential to emit air contaminants to apply for and maintain active permits. In this blog post, we’ll outline our role in assisting our client with their air permit modification application and how we helped them achieve product flexibility while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

Compliance with Air Permit Requirements

At Leaaf, we understand the intricacies of compliance with air permit regulations, and we recognize that maintaining an active permit is not just a matter of legal obligation but also essential for uninterrupted operations. Our client, a chemical production and storage facility, sought our assistance to navigate the complex world of air permit compliance.

Our Approach

1. Air Emissions Calculations

The first crucial step in our project was conducting comprehensive air emissions calculations. Our skilled engineers meticulously assessed the facility’s operations to determine potential air contaminant emissions. This step is essential for understanding the facility’s impact on air quality and determining the necessary actions for compliance.

2. Developing a Compliance Strategy

Our team of engineers was focused on compliance and providing our client with product flexibility. We worked collaboratively to create a strategy that ensured the facility’s emissions remained below major air permit thresholds while accommodating product variations stored at the facility. This strategy allowed our client to maintain operational efficiency and adapt to changing market demands.

3. Serving as an Intermediary

Navigating the complexities of an air permit modification can be challenging. Leaaf acted as the intermediary between our client and the LDEQ to streamline the process. Our expertise in dealing with regulatory agencies ensured effective communication and a smooth application process for our client.

We are committed to providing practical solutions for industrial operations. Our focus was not solely on meeting regulatory requirements but also on facilitating product flexibility and operational efficiency.

If you require assistance with air permit modifications, compliance, or any other regulatory challenges, don’t hesitate to contact Leaaf’s Engineering & Compliance Division. We are here to help your facility operate smoothly, adapt to changing needs, and confidently navigate the regulatory landscape.