Private University and Preparatory School: General Compliance Assistance

GeoInsight provides environmental, compliance, and engineering support to a major private university with over 4,700 students. The university owns and operates a 200 acre campus located in a suburban setting. GeoInsight has helped them to maintain consistent compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations and has supported a significant campus-wide sustainability effort.

 

Sustainability Efforts

The university sustainability program includes the generation of 95% of its own power with an on campus natural gas fired combined heat and power plant (CHP) which was awarded an EPA CHP Energy Star Award in 2010. GeoInsight has a long history of working with the university to provided environmental compliance reporting, permitting, assessment, and compliance assistance.

 

Key Projects GeoInsight has Completed to Date Include:

  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting, including Tier II
  • Obtaining Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection New Source Review (NSR) Operating Permit for 4.6 MW cogeneration turbine including required emissions calculations, permit application and agency interaction
  • Assistance with regulatory requests and agency inspections
  • Preparation of Pre-Inspection Questionnaire (PIQ)
  • Review of greenhouse gas reporting through the ACUPCC (American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment which included review of calculations for facility emissions and reductions
  • Preparation of General Permit to Limit the Potential to Emit (GPLPE) registration including calculation of campus emissions
  • Air permit record keeping including fuel use and emission sources and annual calculation
  • Assisting the University in waste management including hazardous, universal and state regulated waste materials
  • Development of Spill Prevention Countermeasure and Control Plans (SPCC)
  • Employee annual environmental refresher training
  • Management of on site emissions testing program for stack testing of CHP turbin
  • Providing required environmental audit and Phase I update in support for Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities (CHEFA) bond issuance

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Relevant Tags

  • Compliance
  • Educational Institutes
  • EPCRA
  • Sustainability
  • SPCC
  • Permitting