Rule Engineering

Plans, Permits, Compliance Services

Rule’s technical staff has experience preparing plans applications for new permits and permit modifications, and conducting compliance audits and implementation projects for:

  • Air Construction and Operating Permits, Permits by Rule, APENs, various Operations and Monitoring Plans and Compliance Schedules;
  • Air Dispersion Modeling;
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Operating, Closure and Post-Closure Permits, and Operations, Monitoring and Closure Plans;
  • State, County, and Local Permits to Drill, and Land Use Permits;
  • Storm Water Program Development, Permit Applications, Management Plans and Inspections;
  • SPCC, ICP, FRP and related Emergency Response Plans, Compliance Schedules, and Training and Drills;
  • UIC Permits; and
  • NPDES Permits and Compliance Schedules.

See Our Current Compliance & Permitting Projects

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  • Project:

    Underground Injection Control Permit

    Location:

    Wyoming Refinery

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    Obtained an Underground Injection Control (UIC), Class V, Beneficial Use Permit to support bio-augmentation using periodic microbe batch injections.

  • Project:

    Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans

    Location:

    Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and Texas Refineries

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    Evaluated each facility for applicability and performed a gap analysis on existing plans.  Used site-specific observations, measurements, maps and other documentation to address SPCC requirements.  Planning distances were calculated and documented.  Inspection forms, procedures and response plans were prepared bas...

  • Project:

    Refinery Oily Water Sewer Mapping

    Location:

    Texas Refinery

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    Rule worked with refinery Engineering, Operations, Maintenance and Environmental Departments to create a comprehensive set of underground oily water sewer maps.  Flow tests using dye and volume were extensively used to document connections.  Dry weather flow contributors were identified.  Individual drain systems ...

  • Project:

    Facility Response and Integrated Contingency Plans

    Location:

    Wyoming and Texas Refineries

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    Emergency response plans were written to address specific regulatory requirements under 40 CFR §112.20.  Care was taken to use facility practices and procedures where possible; recommendations for satisfying data gaps were made and follow-up work completed.

  • Project:

    GHG Monitoring Plan and Emissions Inventory

    Location:

    Texas Refinery

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    Gathered data from existing refinery fuel gas flow meters and CO2 CEMS, set up a calibration schedule, drafted a Green House Gas (GHG) Monitoring Plan and prepared and submitted the annual emissions inventory.  The work was completed in compliance with the Green House Gas Reporting Program (40 CFR Part 98).

  • Project:

    Flare Management Plan for NSPS Subpart Ja

    Location:

    Texas Refinery

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    Prepared a FMP to comply with the final Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries (NSPS Subpart Ja).  The plan provides the specifications of the flare system, documents applicability with the requirements of the regulation and outlines a compliance strategy, and included devising the best compliance strat...

  • Project:

    404 Permitting for Corrective Action Project

    Location:

    Wyoming Refinery

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    Prepare a 404 permit application to reroute an intermittent stream that was in the location of a proposed corrective measure.  The permit consists of a Pre-Construction Notification and includes wetland delineation, identification of an area for wetland mitigation and preparation of a Wetland Mitigation Plan.  End...

  • Project:

    Air and Land Use Permitting

    Location:

    Colorado E&P Waste Management Facility

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    Prepared state and county major impact land use permit applications for a centralized E&P waste management facility, including: facility operations and contingency plans, storm water management, hydrology, geologic hazards, a sensitive area analysis with wildlife impact/habitat BMPs, land suitability and impac...