FOH has the knowledge and expertise to ensure that your agency meets all environmental regulatory mandates.
Federal agencies, like private industries, must comply with all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements as well as state, tribal, and local regulations. The EPA’s standard for Federal compliance holds that Federal facility environmental compliance should equal or exceed the rest of the regulatory community and that Federal facilities should lead the way in minimizing environmental contamination and its impact on public health.
As such, Federal agencies are expected to develop sound environmental programs that will not only ensure long-term compliance, but will also act proactively and set goals for pollution prevention and waste minimization. Additionally, agencies must have provisions in place for the quick clean up of hazardous and radioactive waste.
Legislation such as the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) has placed an increased burden on Federal agencies and increased the workload associated with environmental programs. The law that has had the greatest impact upon Federal facilities is the Federal Facility Compliance Act (FFCA). This law requires Federal facilities to comply with all applicable Federal, State, interstate, and local solid and hazardous waste requirements.
FOH’s can help your agency’s environmental compliance personnel develop highly effective environmental protection programs. FOH’s professionals can help clarify legal requirements by providing comprehensive consultation designed to ensure compliance.
FOH Environmental Regulatory Compliance services include the following:
Using a multidisciplinary approach, FOH can conduct comprehensive environmental impact assessment studies that will determine the effects your agency’s developmental projects will have on surrounding environments. The assessments will evaluate the potential impact to air, water, soil, flora and fauna, as well as demographics.
FOH can conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments to determine if potential contamination exists on an abandoned site. FOH can also conduct Phase II Environmental Site Assessments to further investigate areas of concern that are identified in Phase I assessments and determine the true liability associated with a site.
FOH can conduct analyses of drinking water and ambient air using analytical methods approved by the EPA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
FOH can provide assistance in identifying and managing hazardous chemical waste. FOH can help Federal environmental personnel sort through the myriad of regulations to facilitate the safe handling, packaging and disposal of hazardous chemical wastes.