AQS provides a variety of environmental compliance services including permit development, permit maintenance, risk assessment, hazardous waste management and field services. AQS employees are highly trained in relevant scientific fields including chemistry, biology, geology, hydrology and toxicology. We are experienced at interpreting environmental regulations and implementing efficient compliance solutions. AQS is committed to providing services that protect the environment, comply with applicable regulations, ensure worker safety, and are cost effective.
Environmental compliance means conforming environmental laws, regulations, standards and other requirements. Environmental laws include the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or ‘Superfund’), Clean Water Act (CWA), Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), and others.
AQS employs experts in all aspects of environmental compliance and restoration including RCRA, Superfund, Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Drinking Water, and NEPA programs. We have an excellent track record for bringing regulators and stakeholders together. We help develop permits and plans that are clear and reasonable. Experienced consultants work with clients to develop documents, procedures and programs to ensure ongoing compliance. We also prepare classroom and online training programs designed to help employees and managers understand and follow applicable environmental requirements.
Environmental risk assessment is the process used by EPA and many other regulatory agencies to characterize the nature and magnitude of health risks to humans (e.g., residents, workers, recreational visitors) and ecological receptors (e.g., birds, mammals, fish, plants) from chemical contaminants that may be present in the environment at a site. This information is used by risk managers to help decide what actions are needed at the site to ensure that humans and ecological receptors are adequately protected from toxic chemicals that have been released into the environment.
AQS can conduct large and small-scale assessments of human health and ecological risk under programs such as RCRA, Superfund, EPA’s Brownfield program, and individual state programs. Our experienced risk assessment team provides strong expertise in chemistry, biology, toxicology, health exposure assessment, and data analysis. We help determine risk-based remediation goals, conduct risk data analysis, and provide risk management support. We specialize in determining cost-effective alternatives for achieving cleanup goals and requirements.
AQS provides comprehensive Clean Air Act (CAA) air quality services. Our technical professionals have the expertise and experience in air quality regulations to successfully resolve permitting and compliance issues for all types of industrial and military facilities. We can help develop Title V and other regulatory permits and help ensure accurate interpretation of permit conditions.
Our consultants help to provide environmental assessments (EAs) and environmental impact statements (EISs) required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). EAs and EISs are prepared to determine the environmental effects of proposed activities on federal and other faciliies. AQS technical consultants understand and follow the NEPA process. Our comprehensive NEPA reports ultimately help public officials make informed decisions that reflect an understanding of environmental consequences and the alternatives available.