EQM has been offering full-service environmental and service engineering capabilities to meet the unique needs of the pharmaceutical industry since our inception more than 20 years ago. As an established firm with diverse resources, we are able to meet our pharmaceutical clients’ needs at both the corporate and facility level, offering the level of consistency and expertise required to maintain a high level of compliance for our clients.
EQM has provided study engineering, detailed engineering, and construction management services for projects totaling more than $100 million in total installed cost. EQM offers a wide range of services from evaluation and concept design to final engineered solutions. This fusion of environmental, process, and engineering disciplines means your project can be fully integrated for engineering efficiency and best value in a stepwise or design-build arrangement.
EQM offers expertise in the following service areas:
- Wastewater Treatment and Design
- Wastewater PTI
- Environmental Audits/Compliance Assessments
- SWP3, NPDES, SPCC, BMP
- Air Emissions Testing
Major Pharmaceutical Co.
Assisted with environmental health and safety (EHS) support of the facility, and reviewed previous hazardous waste efforts and completed any outstanding work. Provided auditing in support of facility startup. Also reviewed previous air and water permitting efforts, and reviewed SARA Tier 1 reporting efforts and required plans (SPCC, etc.).
GHG PROGRAM ASSISTANCE - Major Nutrition Facility
Provided regulatory consulting and technical assistance to a Major Nutrition plant under the Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Reporting Rule. Updated and modified plant fuel usage tracking programs developed for criteria air pollutant/permit-based inventory and reporting to receive fuel (natural gas, landfill gas, distillate fuel oil) usage and high heating value (HHV) and then calculate CO2 equivalents (CO2e) using U.S. EPA default factors for CO2, methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O).
Was able to define natural gas and landfill gas usage as single, common pipe fuels, and based CO2e calculations on those values. Distillate fuel oil usage was based on the throughput in a single storage tank.
Prepared the GHG Monitoring plan.
Conducted an environmental compliance assessment of water pollution prevention-related programs at the Pharmaceutical facility in North Carolina. The assessment covered the following specific programs: Stormwater Permit, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) – Cooling Water Discharge, and Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC).
Reviewed all relevant permits, plans, and program documents as part of this assessment. Evaluated compliance against regulatory and plan requirements through visual inspection of the facilities and by review of plant records, reports, and other relevant documentation including available regulatory agency correspondence if applicable. Consulted the latest applicable Federal and State regulations and guidance documents as part of the assessment. Recent regulatory changes evaluated included the Federal oil pollution prevention rules, new State general stormwater permit requirements, and State-issued best management practice (BMP) guidance.
Air Emission Testing – Major Pharmaceutical Co.
Provided air emissions testing services at the Company facility in Virginia. The Factory exhaust system was tested simultaneously at three locations: the thermal oxidation unit inlet, thermal oxidation unit outlet/scrubber inlet, and scrubber outlet. Prepared a test protocol and test report acceptable to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
Provided mobilization test equipment, test personnel, laboratory analysis, and data assimilation. Test results were presented in an emission test report available within 30 days of completion of testing. Prepared a report that included a summary of results, example calculations, sampling and analytical procedures, field data sheets, analytical data and chain-of-custody documentation, and quality assurance / quality control measures.