Environmental Management


The Lamb Group can provide an Environmental Process Audit, Hazardous Chemical Inventory, Pollution Prevention Plans, and Toxic Release Inventory for your business or organization in addition to EPA mandated Risk Management Program.

Please see below for more details

Environmental Compliance Audits

A compliance audit will identify which EPA regulations apply in your facility and what actions are required to ensure compliance. The benefits of compliance, apart from avoidance of potential fines and penalties, include a safer working environment, reduced injuries, and optimum community relations. This confidential audit affords you the time to budget and schedule corrective actions. Lamb Consultants will review your facility, property, equipment, processes, chemicals, technology, and records to ensure you have written programs, required permits, reports, standard operating procedures, and record keeping in accordance with applicable rules and regulations. The agreed scope of audit may include any or all of the following...

  • Risk Management Program
  • Clean Air Act compliance
  • chemical inventories and evaluations
  • emergency spills and release reporting
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act (EPCRA) compliance
  • Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III (Form R)
  • SARA (Tier I & II)

Following the detailed audit, you will receive a confidential report confirming those aspects which are found not to be in compliance, enabling you to take corrective action..

 

EPA Risk Management Program

Per section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to promulgate regulations to prevent accidental releases of regulated substances and reduce the severity of releases that do occur. The Chemical Accident Prevention Plan Provisions require facilities that produce, handle, process, or store certain chemicals to develop a Risk Management Program, prepare a Risk Management Plan (RMP), and submit the Risk Management Plan to the EPA.

 

Hazardous Chemical Inventory

Under SARA, Section 312, a facility is required to prepare and submit Tier I/II reports to appropriate agencies, if more than 10,000 pounds of any hazardous substance is present at anyone time during the reporting year, or if 500 pounds or the Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ) whichever quantity is the lesser - of a Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substance is present at any one time during the reporting year. This report is due March 1st of each year. Lamb Consultants will assist you in determining your hazardous chemical inventories and in preparing Tier I and/or Tier II reports, in accordance with SARA requirements.

 

Pollution Prevention Plans

Pollution Prevention Plans are required by EPA for all companies with air/water permits and for those required to file Form R toxic release reports. In developing your site-specific plan, Lamb Consultants will evaluate your facility and its processes, develop a hazard analysis on emission sources and potential sources of fugitive emissions, and develop emergency response requirements and procedures.

 

Toxic Release Inventory (Form R)

EPA maintains a list, under Section 313 of SARA Title III, specifying more than 300 chemicals and chemical groups known to pose a threat to human health and/or the environment. If a company uses 25,000 pounds or more of any of these chemicals in manufacturing or processing, or otherwise uses 10,000 pounds or more during one calendar year, it is required to submit a Form R Report by July 1st of each year. The company must also detail any pollution prevention measures it has implemented and project how much pollution will be reduced in the future, based on production projections and ratios. In preparing your annual submission, we will identify how and where hazardous waste is being disposed, perform release calculations, analyze waste streams, collect facility information, and assist your designated emergency contact to coordinate activities with your Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), in the event of an emergency.