Confidential Client – Missiles and Fire Control Environmental and Air Quality Compliance
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Project Objective

The client has an aerospace research and development, production, and rework facility in Orlando, Florida. We were engaged us to oversee and coordinate the air quality compliance program for this facility.

Geosyntec’s Scope of Services

Geosyntec provided an array of services to support the client's environmental goals. Over almost two decades, the project team has prepared more than 30 air construction and air operation permit applications, developed compliance management systems, negotiated flexible permit conditions with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the Orange County Environmental Protection Division, prepared annual operating and compliance reports, and coordinated and provided oversight of compliance testing for a complex facility with approximately 320 air emission sources.

The client's Orlando operation is located in an Air Quality Maintenance Area for the pollutant ozone. To maintain operational flexibility, Geosyntec has helped the client avoid the burdensome requirements of the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards that apply to the aerospace industry (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart GG - National Emission Standards for Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities); to the extent possible Geosyntec has also helped negotiate the applicable work practice, capture and control technology, and reporting requirements associated with the FDEP’s Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) regulations. To accomplish this, we supported the client as they developed a system to track use of raw materials and fuels containing volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants and disposal of wastes containing these contaminants; this system maintained the facility’s status as a synthetic minor source and avoided the application of the Aerospace MACT.

Additionally, the facility frequently has a need to add new programs with new emissions sources. Geosyntec evaluates each of these new programs and helps the client develop strategies to avoid the aerospace MACT and minimize the impact of RACT requirements.

Notable Accomplishments

Geosyntec’s team has effectively managed the environmental and air quality compliance program at the client's Orlando operations for almost two decades. Using the key systems we helped develop, facility has avoided stringent requirements that often apply to companies in the aerospace industry. Thanks to Geosyntec’s work, regulations associated with the client's frequent new programs have minimal impact on facility operations.

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Project Summary

  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Client: Confidential Aerospace and Defense Client
  • Project Practice Areas: Environmental Management
  • Type of Facility: Aerospace
  • Services Provided: Environmental Compliance Program Coordination and Oversight; Clean Air Act Support (e.g., Permitting, Annual Reporting, Regulatory Review); Environmental Compliance Evaluation and Implementation of Recommendations; Environmental Regulatory Agency Representation and Negotiations
  • Type of Work: Environmental and Air Quality Compliance
  • Governing Regulation: Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Orange County Environmental Protection Division