Statement of Qualifications

Section 3.1
Program Development & Implementation Services

DSM's Program Development and Implementation Services Group have primary responsibility for the multi-media development, implementation and management of Client-specific Environmental Programs. Multi-media Program Management includes the identification of client risk and liability, the prioritization of the identified client risk, the development and implementation of programs to manage and reduce client risk and liability, and the establishment of reporting, monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure the effectiveness of the implemented programs. DSM utilizes experienced professionals, well established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), and our partnership with our clients to provide fully integrated, environmental solutions tailored to client-specific operational needs. DSM's experienced staff have developed and implemented numerous multi-media compliance management programs specific to the needs of our Clients. The capabilities of the Program Development and Implementation Technical Services Group are summarized as follows:

3.1.1 Environmental Program Development
The identification and prioritization of environmental risk and liability represent the first step in the DSM Environmental Program Management process. DSM professionals utilize detailed SOP's and rigorous QA/QC guidelines for the collection, analysis and interpretation of pertinent data for the identification and prioritization of risk and liability. Tasks generally associated with this phase of Program Management include the following:

(a) Multi-media Compliance Evaluations
  • Waste Water Management
  • Solid & Hazardous Waste Management
  • Air Emission Regulatory Compliance
  • Process Operation Environmental Management
  • Above Ground & Underground Tank Management
  • Hazardous & Toxic Substance Management
  • Oil Spill Control & Management
  • Potable Water Use & Management
  • Hazardous Material Management
  • Hazard Communications
(b) Remedial Investigations
  • Field Investigation
  • Surface & Subsurface Investigation
  • Ground water monitoring
  • Sample collection & Analysis
(c) RCRA & Superfund Risk Assessment
  • Health Based Risk Assessment
  • Stochastic & Deterministic Simulation
(d) Feasibility Studies
  • Definition of remedial action objectives
  • Identification of remedial technologies
  • Formulation of remedial alternatives
  • Evaluation of selected remedial alternatives
  • Presentation of study results
(e) Subsurface Transport Modeling
  • Groundwater Transport Modeling
  • Subsurface Contaminate Transport Modeling
(f) Treatability Studies for Water and Soil Remediation
  • Chemical Treatment
  • Physical Treatment
  • Thermal Desorption Treatment
  • Oxidation
  • Bioremediation (In-situ and Ex-situ)
  • Immobilization
  • Disposal / Treatment Alternatives

3.1.2 Program Implementation
The implementation of Client-specific environmental programs to manage identified risks represents the second step in the DSM Environmental Program Management process. DSM's staff has extensive experience and expertise in the development, engineering and field implementation of numerous Client-specific, multi-media environmental compliance programs. Well defined Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and QA/QC procedures are utilized to assure uniform, quality based performance. Media Programs generally associated with this phase of Program Management include the following:

(a) Solid & Hazardous Waste Management
  • Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Plans
  • RCRA Part B Permit Preparation
  • Solid & Hazardous Waste Tracking & Reporting Program
  • Waste Determination Program
  • On-Site Waste Management Program
  • Emergency & Contingency Plan Preparation
  • Land Disposal Restricted (LDR) Waste Compliance Program
  • Transporter & TSD Corporate Approval Program
  • Underground Injection Control (UIC) Compliance Program
(b) Wastewater Management
  • Wastewater Stream Characterization Program
  • Point Source Waste Water Treatment Program
  • State & Federal Discharge Permit Preparation
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant Design and Installation
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant Optimization and Operation
  • State & Federal Discharge Permit Reporting Program
(c) Air Emissions Management
  • Title V Operating Permit Application Preparation
  • Title V Compliance Schedule Program
  • Fugitive Emissions Monitoring Program
  • Tank and Process Unit Inspection Program
  • Title V Recordkeeping & Reporting Programs
  • Title V Risk Management Plans
  • Monitoring / Abatement Equipment Inspection & Maintenance Program
  • New Source Application Preparation
  • Air Dispersion Modeling
(d) Toxic & Hazardous Substance Management
  • SARA Record keeping & Reporting Program
  • PCB Management, Reporting and Record keeping Program
  • Hazardous Substances Communication Program
(e) RCRA Corrective Actions
  • Solid Waste Management Unit (SWMU) Closure
  • Subsurface Investigation & Remediation Programs
  • RCRA Part B Compliance Programs
  • RCRA Corrective Action Record keeping & Reporting Program
  • Health Based Risk Assessment
  • Stochastic Simulations to establish Clean-Up Levels
(f) Oil Spill Control & Management
  • OPA 90 Plan Preparation
  • Marine Terminal USCG Compliance Program
  • SPCC Plan Preparation
  • Oil Spill Response Plan Preparation
  • Facility Response Plan Preparation
  • Oil Spill Record keeping & Reporting Program
  • Emergency Response Program

3.1.3 Information Management & Quality Assurance
The establishment of information systems to track, report, monitor, manage and evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented programs represents the third step in the DSM Environmental Program Management process. Each environmental media area generates substantial volumes of data that must be reviewed for the determination of corrective action and maintained for record keeping and reporting purposes. DSM provides to our client partners an efficient and practical range of services for the organization, integration, prioritization, storage, retrieval and management of the increasingly complex matrix of regulatory compliance requirements and media specific data generation. DSM utilizes experienced environmental engineers, information technology engineers, database programmers and data technology support specialists to provide a fully integrated, technical information management service tailored to the client's needs and designed to provide timely environmental information management and quality assurance. Information Management and QA Services generally associated with this phase of Program Management include the following:

(a) Tracking & Regulatory Reporting Services
Tracking and Regulatory Reporting Services are designed to identify, collect, validate and manage all essential and supporting information required to comply with Federal, State and Client specific tracking and reporting requirements for the following media areas.
  • Wastewater Discharge
  • Solid & Hazardous Waste
  • Air Emissions
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Above Ground Storage Tanks
  • Toxic Substances
  • Oil Spill Control
  • Underground Water Use
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Underground Injection Control
  • Hazard Communications
  • Potable Water
  • Pesticide Use
(b) Event Management Services
Event Management Services are designed to identify and track all required, scheduled and unscheduled action items required for operation / facility-specific regulatory or client directed compliance. For the purposes of the DSM provided services, an event is defined as any action, response, reporting or regulatory requirement occurring or performed on a scheduled or unscheduled basis that directly impacts the regulatory or client directed compliance status of the facility or operation. Examples of scheduled "events" requiring action include the following:
  • Hazardous waste reporting & record keeping
  • NPDES Permit reporting and record keeping
  • Title V Operating Permit reporting and record keeping
  • RCRA Part B Permit reporting and record keeping
  • Corrective Action program / project tracking
  • Underground Injection Control reporting and record keeping
  • Permit or performance standard testing requirements
  • Permit renewal, amendment or submission
  • Unplanned product release response and reporting
  • Program / Project scheduling and milestone tracking
  • Project organization and staffing
  • SARA Inventory, reporting & record keeping
The Event Management Services are linked to the Tracking and Regulatory Reporting Service to assure timely control of environmental compliance issues.

(c) Cost Control Services
Cost Control Service are designed to identify, track and compare all costs associated with an Environmental Program or corrective action to the budget projections. The scope of the cost control service ranges from project specific cost tracking or contractor invoice cost data tracking to format conversion for compatibility with the client proprietary accounting systems.

(d) Document Management Services
Document Management Services involve the cataloging, indexing, archiving and managing electronic, hard-copy and graphical media for reference and retrieval. All documents are cross-referenced to the appropriate environmental compliance area for ease of retrieval. Examples of documents stored and catalogued under document management services include permits, correspondence, regulatory reports, regulatory negotiations, subsurface geologic data, analytical data, fugitive emission monitoring data, NPDES discharge analytical data, waste manifests, project or contract authorization, invoices, facility specific standard operating procedures, as-built drawings, P&ID's and contractor qualifications and approval. The document management service allows for the efficient organization, referencing and retrieval of documents central to environmental compliance and cost control.

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