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Your Compliance is Our Goal

Compliance Technologies provides clients with insight into their environmental, health, and safety risks through programs developed and expanded since its founding in 1990. Maintaining compliance with the ever-changing regulatory rules of EPA, OSHA, and DOT is a difficult and continuous undertaking, and CTI has the personnel, experience, and service programs to prevent or resolve non-compliant activities within client operations.

Wherever client needs lie within the sectors of Air Quality, Water Quality, Waste Generation and Management, Site Remediation, Safety & Health, or a combination of these areas, CTI’s highly qualified scientists and engineers will strive to earn your trust and respect through earnest attention to your needs.

Environmental Compliance is Never Straightforward

Changing regulations, Complex calculations, Unannounced inspections, Tight deadlines and a mountain of work.
Environmental compliance can be a full time job. After you factor in the time you need to run your business, environmental compliance gets pushed to the bottom of your to-do list. Until an accident or spill occurs. Worse yet, EPA shows up. Uninvited.

Now, your environmental compliance becomes front and center.

Our team has the experience and training to handle all your environment compliance needs, including audits, In-Plant Services, Air Quality Services, Water Quality Services and Hazardous Waste Services.

In-Plant Environmental Services

Our in-plant environmental compliance services offer you “insourcing access” to our entire scope of environmental compliance resources. We will work hand in hand with you to prepare all of your necessary facility environmental regulatory programs.

Our In-Plant Services can reduce or supplement your environmental, health & safety staffing requirements. This partnership can benefit your bottom line by reducing your costs of in-house salary and benefits. In the end, you gain a competitive advantage over your competition.
The scope and elements of our environmental compliance service program are adapted to your site-specific needs.

We’re not a cookie-cutter company. Your environmental compliance program shouldn’t be either.

On-Site Environmental Compliance Activities:

  • Update and maintain environmental files
  • Consult with facility personnel to ensure continuity of programs
  • Advise facility personnel as to proper procedures and performance activities
  • Review environmental correspondence and respond accordingly
  • Conduct scheduled inspections for auditing environmental programs compliance
  • Create “in-box” system for key environmental document management

Program Oversight

Program oversight is implemented to ensure that the required monitoring, record keeping, and reporting are accomplished in accordance with the applicable regulations and current environmental permits.

CTI will review generated data for completeness and accuracy. The information is then used to prepare the following reports for submittal to appropriate agencies:

  • RCRA – Biennial
  • SARA Title III – TRI
  • SARA Title III – SERC
  • Air Permits
  • NPDES

In-plant services may also include:

  • Employee training
  • Air reporting
  • Sewer district reporting
  • Permit renewals
  • Permit reports
  • Compliance plan preparation

Air Quality Services

Our staff of experienced and trained air quality engineers can provide you with all aspects of air quality management.

We can help ensure compliance with local, state, and federal requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Air Quality Permits

Our air quality services include preparation of the following air quality permits:

  • Title V Permits
  • Synthetic Minor (FESOP) Permits
  • Area Source Permits
  • New Source Review (NSR) Permits
  • Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permits

Our Air Quality Services Also Include:

  • Prepare and negotiate permit terms and conditions to the most favorable/least onerous requirements
  • Provide expert assistance in NSPS, NESHAP, MACT, and RMP standards
  • Prepare emission inventories, fee emission reports, and other permit-required reports and evaluations
  • Air program audits and inspections
  • Stack testing oversight
  • Preparation and/or review of testing bid specifications
  • Assist with agency meetings and negotiations

Water Quality Services

Our water quality services ensure that your facility complies with all water quality standards imposed by local, state, and federal requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Water Quality Permits:

  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits
  • Local wastewater discharge permits
  • Storm water permits
  • Facility-wide storm water and wastewater permit applicability assessments
  • NPDES Pretreatment Program Assistance and associated air quality permits

Storm Water Services:

  • Oil spill planning with Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC )
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Annual comprehensive storm water compliance evaluation
  • Manage storm water sampling
  • Conduct required storm water awareness employee training
  • NPDES discharge sampling and reporting
  • Wastewater pretreatment system design and engineering
  • Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • Dye testing of facility sanitary and storm lines
  • Inspection of facilities
  • Local Publicly-Owned Treatment Works (POTW) – wastewater sampling management and report preparation
  • Metal Processing and Machinery (MP&M) effluent guidelines and standards assistance
  • Employee training to meet permit terms and conditions

Hazardous Waste Services

In accordance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) , we provide comprehensive hazardous waste services:

  • Waste management plan development
  • Facility audits and inspections with confidential reports
  • Waste evaluations: sampling and analyses
  • Generator notification form preparation
  • RCRA contingency plan preparation
  • Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP) preparation
  • Employee training (initial and refresher)
  • RCRA generator facility closure clean-up plans
  • RCRA facility closures (clean-up)
  • Cessation of Regulated Operations (CRO) closures
  • Notice of violation assistance

Remedial Procedures

Companies need remedial services for a variety of reasons. Sometimes cleanups are needed because of problems caused by manufacturing processes or spills, and sometimes because facilities close and regulatory guidelines must be met.

Compliance Technologies’ team of environmental professionals has the personnel experience necessary to help determine the type and level of remedial activity necessary. We help identify remedial procedures acceptable within the regulations, provide project health and safety plans, identify and prepare required permits, select approved subcontractors, and manage the project to stay within scope and on-budget. CTI’s remedial services also enjoy an excellent work reputation with the regulatory Agencies, a true value for our clients.

The following is a list of various remedial projects completed for clients on a consistent basis:

  • RCRA Closures – Complete facility and generator levels
  • TSCA – PCB Closures
  • CRO (Cessation of Regulated Operations) Closures
  • BUSTR Underground and Aboveground Storage Tanks
    • Removal, installation, cleaning, and repair
  • Contaminated soil excavations
  • Painting line closure – Equipment, booths, exhausts, pits
  • Plating line closure – Equipment, tanks, pits
  • Oil / Water Separators – Cleanout, removal, installation
  • Acid Dilution Sumps – Cleanout and recharge
  • Drum Consolidations
  • Floor Surface Cleanup / Repair/ Resurface Phase II Investigations
    • Soil and Groundwater Sampling via auger or direct push
  • Groundwater pump and treat
  • Sampling of unknown wastes
  • Lab Packing of hazardous chemicals
  • Asbestos Survey Sampling
  • Mold Services
  • Lead Dust Remediation at Shooting Ranges

Need waste disposal? Complete the Waste Profile Form and provide CTI with the necessary information to determine a safe and cost-effective waste management solution for your company.

Please download the Waste Profile Form, fill in the blanks and check appropriate boxes and fax to your CTI representative at 216.641.4610

Cost Effective Plans

Waste management is not just a drum labeled and staged at the shipping dock. It begins before your first container of waste material is ever generated. It starts with the purchase of chemical raw materials, the design and function of the industrial process employed, the abilities of the individual operating the process, and the structure and intent of the facility management team.

Compliance Technologies has the experience and trained personnel to develop and implement a cost-effective, efficient waste management plan for Cleveland-based companies as well as companies based in surrounding states.

Our waste management services include:

  • Correct evaluation or characterization of each and every waste using generator knowledge and SDSs.
  • Waste sampling and applicable laboratory testing.
  • Identification of applicable EPA waste codes and DOT waste shipping descriptions.
  • Preparation of manifests, bills of lading, labels, and other shipping documents.
  • Selection of audited waste transporters and waste disposal facilities.
  • Electronic tracking of your waste information to help with reporting needs.
  • Assigning a CTI staff scientist for assistance with your Waste Management Plan, Contingency Plan, Employee Training (LINK), or In-Plant Services (LINK) to maintain compliance with hazardous waste regulations.
  • Connecting you with a CTI field services specialist for assistance with drum storage maintenance, drum waste consolidations, drum over-packing, and waste containerization supplies such as pails, drums, totes, and boxes, and lab pack services.

We can also suggest waste treatment, disposal, and recycling methods for every type of waste material you generate – keeping in mind your need for managing risk and costs.

Waste Management Services Include, but Are Not Limited To:

  • Beneficial Re-Use & Recycling of Wastes
    • Many materials that have traditionally been disposed of as waste products can now be disposed of in a more economical manner as a beneficial re-use product, or even re-used through a recycling program.
    • If it has been a number of years since your waste disposal plan was created, please contact us (LINK) to schedule a free review of your waste streams.
    • After a thorough evaluation, we can show you how to change the way you manage your waste – saving you money and regulatory concerns.
  • Incineration
  • Landfilling of Treated Wastes
  • Fuels Blending
  • Recycling of Universal Hazardous Wastes
  • Infectious and Medical Waste Disposal
  • Labpack Services

Need waste disposal? Download and complete the Waste Profile Form below and we’ll determine a safe and cost-effective waste management solution for your company.

Please return your completed form via:
Fax: 216.641.4610.
Email: info@compliancetechnologies.com

Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA)

What Does It Take for a Thorough ESA?

  • An intimate knowledge of EPA regulations and ASTM guidelines.
  • Expert consulting strengths, focused on protecting your Bona Fide Purchaser rights.
  • The “eye of a detective” based on an understanding of industrial processes.
  • A solid chemical background in hazardous waste and material identification.
  • Proven site remediation practices and negotiation ability.

These are all crucial skills when performing Phase One and Phase Two Environmental Site Assessments (ESA).

CTI excels in them all.

We unite these skills to determine your risk of owning contaminated property.

Our staff has been fully trained and follows the most current American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), national standards- and practices for performing phased ESAs.


Why are Accurate and Thorough ESAs Important to me as a Buyer?

We understand your need to be protected from Superfund liability and/or environmental business risk. As a result, we strive for the correct performance of the ASTM practices.

This minimizes the risk of:

  • Exhaustive oversight by regulators, extensive clean-up tasks and reporting which impair your facility’s ability to operate.
  • Heavy clean-up costs threatening your ability to remain open and repay property loans.
  • A significant drop in resale value for your property and impaired ability to resell.
  • Impact to company’s reputation from association with contaminated property.

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assesments (ESA)

A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment provides you with a Bona Fide Buyer’s defense against landowner’s Superfund liability and/or business risk caused by recognized environmental conditions, defined as the presence or likely presence of hazardous substances or petroleum products contaminating a property.

But, beware… not all Phase I ESAs are the same! 

In order to provide our clients with the best possible Bona Fide Buyer’s defense, CTI follows ASTM Standard Practice E-1527 and ASTM E2600 to provide a detailed report consisting of:

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction and Scope of Services
  • Site Description and Vicinity Characteristics
  • User Provided Information
  • Records Search Information including U.S. EPA AAI/AUL
  • Site Reconnaissance Information
  • Interview Information Photographs and Maps
  • Findings, Opinion, and Conclusion which emphasize ASTM VEC Standards
  • Qualifications and Signatures of Environmental Professionals

Phase 2 Environmental Site Assesments (ESA)

Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments evaluate any recognized environmental conditions (REC) and potential vapor encroachment conditions identified during the Phase One activities.

Phase 2 ESAs provide information regarding the type and extent of contamination caused by hazardous substances or petroleum products known or suspected to be at a site. With this additional knowledge, you can make more informed business decisions and forge stronger defenses to the Superfund liabilities or manage other related risks to your business.

Whereas a Phase 1 ESA is research oriented, the Phase 2 ESA is concerned with the physical probing of a given site.

Using varying work scopes and types of field equipment appropriate for the site and the client’s needs, soil and groundwater samples are retrieved and analyzed for chemicals of concern.

CTI follows ASTM Standard Practice E-1903 in addition to other Phase II ESA, ASTM-recommended standards.

After a careful lab analysis by a certified laboratory, a detailed and accurate report is compiled which addresses each of the recognized environmental conditions and potential vapor encroachment risks. The results may indicate that enough information has been gathered or that an expansion of the original scope of work is necessary in order for the owner’s liabilities or business risks to be fully understood.

Either way, the Phase Two ESA better clarifies whether actual chemical evidence exists to suggest that contamination resides on the site versus conclusions based on historical records alone concerning prior activities on the site or relative to neighboring properties.

CTI’s experienced scientists and engineers are prepared to provide solutions to your environmental, health, and safety needs. In order to detail your company’s requirements, please fill out the Contact Form.

You may direct questions our Senior Project Manager Glenn Miller at 216.341.1800, ext. 13.

Wide Assesments

Compliance Technologies provides experienced professionals to assist your facility in meeting the stringent regulations of OSHA. The following services can be provided to your facility:

Facility-Wide Assessments/Audits
CTI has developed tools to determine facility compliance with OSHA regulations, whether a summary assessment or a complete program audit. CTI can assign trained Certified Safety Professionals and Environmental Scientists to observe your facility and generate a report of findings to assist your facility in identifying potential shortcomings.

Plan Writing and Revisions
CTI can assist your facility with developing and/or revising written health and safety program plans such as the following:

  • HAZWOPER/Emergency Response
  • Evacuation Plans
  • Hazard Communication
  • Powered Industrial Truck
  • Confined Spaces
  • LockOut/ TagOut
  • Process Safety Management
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Fire Extinguisher Use and Safety
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Electrical Safety / Arc Flash / Arc Flash Facility Audits
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Machine Guarding
  • Record Keeping

Personal and Area Air Monitoring

Noise Monitoring / Hearing Tests and Conservation Programs

OSHA 10 Hour Training

OSHA 30 Hour Training

Fit Testing Services

CTI’s experienced scientists and engineers are prepared to provide solutions to your environmental, health, and safety needs. In order to detail your company’s requirements, please fill out the Service Request Form.

Download the Service Request Form below, check the service areas of interest and fax the form to CTI Customer Service at 216.641.4610. You may direct questions to Customer Service at 216.341.1800, ext. 13, or Sales at ext. 16.

Need training for your employees?

We’ve got you covered. Our Ohio-based health and safety training courses are created on industry best practices and international standards established by OSHA, DOT, and NFPA.

We provide safety training for manufacturing companies of any size in the Ohio and neighboring states to meet regulatory requirements. Our customized, live classes explain confusing regulations as they specifically apply to your organization.

After your employees complete our health and safety training courses, we will test their knowledge and provide certificates for record keeping.

Employee Training Can Help You:

  1. Boost employee morale
  2. Comply with OSHA, DOT and NFPA
  3. Increase overall workplace safety
  4. Reduce costly mistakes

Training Courses Offered:

OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration

General Safety Management

  • Emergency Action PlansJob Hazard Analysis
  • Occupational Injuries and Illnesses – Determining Recordability
  • OSHA Recordkeeping Recordability
  • Ergonomics
  • Slips, Trips & Falls
  • Safety Shower & Eye Wash
  • Maintenance Safety
  • Warehouse & Loading Dock Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Fire Extinguisher Safety
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Cold Stress
  • Hand Washing & Hygiene
  • Heat Stress Causes
  • Heat Stress Symptoms and Prevention

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Personal Protective Equipment Assessment Plans
  • Respirators
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Administrative & Engineering Controls
  • Hand, Foot & Eye Protection

Working at Heights

  • Fall Prevention and Protection
  • Scaffold Safety
  • Aerial Work Platform Safety
  • Ladder Safety

Electrical

  • Electrical Safety General Awareness
  • OSHA Electrical Wiring Methods
  • Lockout/Tagout & Energy Control
  • NFPA 70E Introduction / Arc Flash Safety

Hazardous Materials

  • Hazard Communication / GHS
  • HAZWOPER Training (Emergency Response: 40-24-16-8 hours and refresher)
  • Anhydrous Ammonia Awareness
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Chemical Handling & Segregation
  • Chlorine Dioxide Awareness
  • Combustible Dusts
  • Crystalline Silica Awareness
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Formaldehyde Awareness
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness
  • Lead Awareness
  • Lead-based Paint Safety
  • Mold Awareness and Prevention
  • Process Safety Management
  • Radiation Safety
  • Lab Safety

Equipment Safety

  • Forklift Safety & Annual Refresher Training
  • Machine Guarding
  • Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Welding Hot Work
  • Forklifts – Reducing Product Damage
  • Heavy Equipment Safety Introduction
  • Hydraulic Fluid Safety
  • Laser Safety
  • Metal on Metal Safety
  • Pneumatic Tool Safety
  • Portable Loading Ramps
  • Steam Pipe Safety
  • Hand Safety
  • Confined Space Entry – Permit
  • Confined Space Entry – Awareness

Cranes and Rigging

  • Crane and Hoist Rigging Safety
  • Overhead Crane Basics
  • Overhead Crane Operational Safety
  • Truck Mounted Cranes
  • Wire Rope/Slings Safety and Operation

TRANSPORTATION – Department of Transportation (Hazardous Materials)

DOT

  • DOT –HazMat Shipping
  • IATA – dangerous goods
  • IMDG – dangerous goods

RCRA – Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (Hazardous Waste)

Hazardous Waste Management Safety

  • RCRA – AwarenessRCRA – Generator, Container, and Tank Requirements
  • RCRA – Emergencies, Inspections, and Training
  • RCRA – Preparing for Transportation, Manifesting, and LDR
  • RCRA – Universal Wastes

Noncompliance

It’s a word you want to avoid at all costs.
The problem: Timely and accurate reporting requires intimate understanding of reporting guidelines, accurate record keeping and massive personnel time.
The challenge: You have none of the above.
The solution: Contact us. We’ll take it from there.

Our scientists are experts in compliance reporting requirements. They will submit all required documents – correctly, accurately and on time – saving you precious personnel time and costly late filing penalties. And the dreaded stamp of “noncompliance.”

If you need annual data management assistance, our in-plant services include all necessary environmental, health, and safety (EHS) regulatory programs.

Is submitting critical information on time to your regulatory agencies a real pain?
We can remove your pain. Contact us today to start the healing.

The following report submittals are part of our compliance calendar program:

Hazardous Waste: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

  • Large Quantity Generator Bienniel Waste Report
  • Generator Storage Area Closure Report

Hazardous Chemical Use: Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA Title III), aka “Community Right-To-Know”

  • State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Report (chemical storage)
  • Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Report (chemical processing)

Clean Air Act: Air Pollution Permit Term & Condition Reporting Requirements

  • “Blue Form”
  • Permit Evaluation Report (PER)
  • Title V / Semi-Annual & Annual

Clean Water Act: Water Quality Permit Reporting Requirements

  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES):
  • Sampling Discharge Reports
  • Sampling
  • Storm Water
  • Direct Discharge Reports
  • POTW Sewer Discharge Report

CTI’s experienced scientists and engineers are prepared to provide solutions to your environmental, health, and safety needs. In order to detail your company’s requirements, please fill out the Contact Form.

You may direct questions our Senior Project Manager Glenn Miller at 216.341.1800, ext. 13.

Emergency Response

Asbestos continues to be a highly regulated hazardous material due to its widespread use within industrial facilities for so many years. EPA, OSHA, and DOT all have important regulations with which facilities must comply. And, while removal and/or encapsulation activities receive the primary attention from facilities where asbestos materials remain in use, often overlooked is the requirement for a site-specific Asbestos Management Plan and employee awareness level training. Compliance Technologies has personnel trained under the requirements of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and certified by the State of Ohio, Department of Health in order to provide expert asbestos-related (not abatement) services needed by our industrial clients.

Asbestos Services Provided by CTI

  • Facility surveys and inspections
  • Asbestos sampling and analysis Project planning for removal / encapsulation
  • Project oversight for removal / encapsulation
  • Air sampling for removal project clearance purposes
  • Asbestos Management Plan preparation and revision
  • Employee Awareness Level Training
  • Asbestos Waste Management

Mold Services

“Black Mold” (Stachybotrys chartarum) is a greenish-black mold. It can grow on material with a high cellulose and low nitrogen content, such as fiberboard, gypsum board, paper, dust, and lint. Growth occurs when there is moisture from water damage, excessive humidity, water leaks, condensation, water infiltration, or flooding. Constant moisture is required for its growth. It is not necessary, however, to determine what type of mold you may have. All molds should be treated the same with respect to potential health risks and removal.

Mold spores occur in the indoor and outdoor environments. Mold spores may enter your house from the outside through open doorways, windows, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems with outdoor air intakes. Spores in the air outside also attach themselves to people and animals, making clothing, shoes, bags, and pets convenient vehicles for carrying mold indoors.

When mold spores drop on places where there is excessive moisture, such as where leakage may have occurred in roofs, pipes, walls, plant pots, or where there has been flooding, they will grow. Many building materials provide suitable nutrients that encourage mold to grow. Wet cellulose materials, including paper and paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, wood, and wood products, are particularly conducive for the growth of some molds. Other materials such as dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation materials, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery, commonly support mold growth. Large mold infestations can usually be seen or smelled.

Mold growing in homes and buildings, whether it is Stachybotrys chartarum or other molds, indicates that there is a problem with water or moisture. This is the first problem that needs to be addressed. Mold in or under carpets typically requires that the carpets be removed. Once mold starts to grow in insulation or wallboard, the only way to deal with the problem is by removal and replacement.

The Centers for Disease Control states: Black mold (Stachybotrys chartarum), (also known by its synonym Stachybotrys atra) and other molds may cause health symptoms that are nonspecific. At present there is no test that proves an association between Stachybotrys chartarum and particular health symptoms. Individuals with persistent symptoms should see their physician. However, if Stachybotrys chartarum or other molds are found in a building, prudent practice recommends that they be removed.

A common-sense approach should be used for any mold contamination existing inside buildings and homes. The common health concerns from molds include hay fever-like allergic symptoms. Certain individuals with chronic respiratory disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, asthma) may experience difficulty breathing.

In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking indoor mold exposure and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children.

Current evidence indicates that allergies are the type of diseases most often associated with molds. If you are susceptible to mold and mold is seen or smelled, there is a potential health risk; therefore, no matter what type of mold is present, you should arrange for its removal.

CTI’s experienced scientists and engineers are prepared to provide solutions to your environmental, health, and safety needs. In order to detail your company’s requirements, please fill out the Contact Form.

You may direct questions our Senior Project Manager Glenn Miller at 216.341.1800, ext. 14.

Affiliations

Compliance Technologies and its employees maintain affiliations with professional organizations not only in the Environmental, Health, and Safety fields, but also with small business groups and related companies as well. Each affiliate strengthens our company in a manner, that in turn, allows us to better service our clients.

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