Consulting Services

At Baron Environmental, our core focus is to streamline the burdensome regulatory requirements that our clients often face alone. Based in Watchung, New Jersey and founded in 2003, we are strategically aligned and centrally located to provide services to companies ranging in size from 25 employees in one building to a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company with a global footprint.

  
With our extensive EHS experience in the pharmaceutical manufacturing, life sciences, and other consumer product industries, we work to make compliance simple, efficient, and stress-free.


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Baron provides consulting services for the following:

EPCRA:
Tier II/CRTK, TRI, RPPR

EPCRA Community Right-to-Know (Tier II), Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), and Release and Pollution Prevention Reporting (EPCRA, N.J.A.C. 7:1K)

Agency: U.S. EPA and NJDEP Office of Pollution Prevention and Community Right to Know

  • NJDEP-Online Community Right-to-Know (CRTK) Preparation and Tier II Submissions (outside NJ)

  • USEPA Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting with Form R and Form A Submissions within CDX

  • NJDEP Release and Pollution Prevention Reporting (RPPR) within NJDEP-Online

  • Preparation of Part IA, Part IB, and Part II of NJDEP 5-Year Pollution Prevention Plans

  • NJDEP Pollution Prevention Plan Summary (Form DEP-113) Submissions

  • Preparation of NJDEP Pollution Prevention Process Level Data Worksheets or Annual Progress Reports (Form P2-115s)

  • Annual TRI and RPPR Applicability Assessments

Health & Safety Training

Health & Safety Trainings and OSHA Program Development or Updates

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • Toxic and Hazardous Substances 

  • DOT Security Awareness

  • DOT Hazardous Materials

  • IATA - Air Shipment of Hazardous Materials

  • Flammables & Combustibles / Bonding and Grounding

  • Incident / Accident Investigation

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Respiratory Protection 

  • Hearing Conservation

  • Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)

  • Emergency Action Plan / Fire Prevention / Fire Extinguisher Use

  • Hazard Communication, GHS, RTK

  • Control of Hazardous Energy, Lockout Tagout (LOTO) for Affected and Authorized employees

  • Process Safety Management (PSM) General Awareness

  • Laboratory Safety

  • Confined Space for Attendant, Entrant, Entry Supervisor

  • Material Handling: Back safety, Lifting, Carrying, Hand and Portable tools

  • Compressed Gasses

  • Radiation Safety

Industrial Hygiene (IH) Services                  

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • IH Exposure Assessment (also known as Risk Assessment or Job Hazard Analysis)

    • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs)

    • Air contaminants including including dusts, fumes, mist, aerosols, fibers, gases, and vapors

    • Chemical hazards through inhalation, absorption, ingestion considering toxic effects and magnitude of exposure

    • Biological hazards including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other living organisms with acute and chronic infections

    • Physical hazards including excessive levels of ionizing and non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, noice, vibration, illumination and temperature

    • Ergonomic hazards for office or industrial work environments related to holding, lifting, pushing, walking, and reaching among others

  • Development of IH Monitoring Plans for High Risk Level Areas

  • IH Monitoring for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs)

  • IH Monitoring for non-APIs

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Certified Assessments

  • PPE Program Revisions

  • Development of PPE matrix spreadsheet and required PPE 

  • Noise Surveys (Area and Personal)

  • Reduction of Workplace Occupation Hazards including Elimination, Substitution, Engineering Controls, Work Practice Controls, Administrative Controls, Training, Audit Management, PPE, and other risk management techniques

Industrial Hygiene

Wastewater Compliance (N.J.A.C. 7:14)

Agency: NJDEP Bureau of Water Compliance and Delegated Local Agencies 

  • Applicability Assessments and Compliance Assistance for Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standards (e.g., Subpart D Pharmaceutical Preparations for 40 CFR Part 439)

  • Wastewater Discharge Survey and Characterization

  • Preparation of Significant Industrial User (SIU) Permits

  • Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual Self-Monitoring Reports (SMRs) and Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs)

  • Emergency Discharge Limitation Plan (EDLP) Preparation, Slug Plan Preparation, and EDLP/Slug Plan Annual Training

Wastewater
Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Stormwater Pollution Prevention (NJPDES Rules N.J.A.C. 7:14A)

Agency: NJDEP Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control)

  • Basic Industrial Stormwater Permit Applications (5G2)

  • Other Industry-Specific General Stormwater Permits

  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans

  • Development of Best Management Practices (BMPs)

  • Monthly and Annual Stormwater Inspection Checklists

  • SPPP Certification Submissions for the SPPP Preparation, Implementation, and Annual Compliance

  • Annual Stormwater Pollution Prevention Training for Employees

Air Emissions and Air Permitting (N.J.A.C. 7:27)

Agency: NJDEP Bureau of Stationary Sources (NJDEP Air Quality Permitting Program)

  • Air Compliance Auditing and Gap Assessments

  • New Jersey RADIUS Emission Statements

  • Air Compliance and Enforcement Assistance

  • RADIUS Air Permit Applications (Initial Submissions), Revisions, Compliance Plan Changes, 7-Day Notice Changes, and Amendments

  • NJDEP Batch, Pilot Plant, and R&D Report Submissions

  • State-of-the-Art (SOTA) Analyses and Compliance Assistance with SOTA Manuals

  • HAP Screening Risk Assessments

  • Strategy Development for limiting Potential-to-Emit (PTE)

  • NSPS and NESHAP Compliance Assistance

  • Air Emission Calculations using USEPA AP-42 Emission Factors, Partial Pressures, Air Displacement, Stack Test/CEMS data, or material balance for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAPs), Particulate Emissions (TSP, PM10, PM2.5), Combustion Emissions (NOx, CO), Sulfur Oxides (SO2).

  • NJDEP-Online General Air Permits (GPs)

  • NJDEP-Online Annual Boiler Combustion Adjustments

  • Title V Air Permits and Modifications, NJ Subchapter 18 Netting Analyses, Annual and Semi-Annual Compliance Certifications, and 5-Year Permit Renewals

Air Emissions & Permitting

Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans (40 CFR 112)

Agency: United State Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)

  • SPCC Plan Preparation and Professional Engineer (P.E.) Certifications

  • SPCC Plan Technical and Administrative Amendments

  • Creation of SPCC Site Plans within AutoCad 

  • Preparation of Monthly and Annual SPCC Inspection Checklists

  • Annual SPCC Training for Employees

  • Incidental Spill Response Training

SPCC
Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures
DPCC
Discharge Prevention Containment & Countermeasure

Discharge Prevention Containment and Countermeasure (DPCC) and Discharge Cleanup and Removal (DCR) plans (N.J.A.C. 7:1E)

Agency: NJDEP Bureau of Release Prevention

  • DPCC/DCR Plan Preparation and Professional Engineer (P.E.) Certifications

  • DPCC/DCR Plan Technical and Administrative Amendments

  • Assessments for Hazardous Substance Storage Capacity (DPCC Program Applicability)

  • DPCC/DCR Plan Renewals (3-Year), Plan Amendments, and Advance Notifications

  • Aboveground Storage Tank Inspections and STI or API Certified Tank Integrity Testing

  • Preparation of Environmental Sensitive Area (ESA) Maps and ESA Plan

  • Preparation of DPCC General Site Plans (GSP)

  • Annual DPCC/DCR Training for Employees

  • Annual Incident/Spill Response training and/or Tabletop exercise training

Hazardous, Non-Hazardous, Universal, and Special Wastes (40 CFR 260 to 282)

Agency: NJDEP Bureau of Hazardous Waste Compliance & Enforcement

  • U.S. EPA Biennial Hazardous Waste Reports in RCRA-Info and CDX

  • Waste Management Plan Preparations, including Contingency Plans, Emergency Procedures, Waste Profiles, and Records

  • Submission of U.S. EPA For 8700-12 for Status Changes and Hazardous Secondary Materials

  • Hazardous Waste General Awareness Training for all waste handlers

  • Advanced Hazardous Waste Certification Course/Training

  • Auditing and Gap Assessments for Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG), Small Quantity Generators (SQG), and Large Quantity Generators (LQG) of Hazardous Waste, Central Accumulation Areas (90- and 180-day Areas), Satellite Accumulation Areas, Universal Waste, and Special Waste Programs

Hazardous, Non-Hazardous, Universal & Special Waste

Comprehensive Consulting Services

Engineering and Environmental Compliance:

  • Proactively manage EHS programs with engineering and environmental compliance solutions.

Environmental Permitting and Reporting:

  • Develop flexible permits and easy-to-use reporting programs.

DEP, OSHA, and U.S. EPA Agency Negotiation:

  • Utilize key relationships with federal, state, and regional agencies.

Environmental Management Systems:

  • Integrate business solutions with cost-effective environmental goals.

Environmental, Health and Safety Auditing:

  • Build and enhance internal environmental, health and safety programs to limit liability.

ISO Implementation and Auditing:

  • Assist with implementation and auditing of ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.

Agile Project Management:

  • Develop, implement, and train staff in effective and efficient project management.

Responsible Care Implementation:

  • Assist with implementation of Responsible Care (RC) systems.

Safety & Environmental Training:

  • Conduct OSHA, EPA, and DEP required trainings for management, supervisors, and first, second, and third shift employees.

Radiation Programs:

  • Provide assistance and support implementing Radiation Programs, and conduct General Radiation Safety training.

Air Permitting Training:

  • Provide personalized, 8-hour training seminars covering: Air Regulations, Major and Minor General/Preconstruction Permits, Emission Calculations, RADIUS and more.

Indoor Air Sampling:

  • Establish results-driven Industrial Hygiene sampling techniques to meet your objectives.

OSHA/Health and Safety:

  • Design a management program to increase productivity and reduce worker compensation costs.

Stack Emissions Testing:

  • Prepare stack testing protocols, develop and conduct regulatory compliance and informational testing programs.

Professional Engineering (PE) and Compliance Certifications:

  • Maintain assurance with technical compliance and engineering reports.

Certified Tank Inspections for SPCC, DPCC, and Other Programs:

  • Perform certified aboveground storage tank inspections in accordance with STI SP001 and API 653 standards.

Lean and Six Sigma Implementation:

  • Assist with implementation of A3, PDCA, 5S, and Leadership training using our Certified staff.

Chemical Compliance:

  • Provide expertise with global compliance and regulatory affairs.  Develop cost-effective chemical compliance strategies.

Remediation and NJ ISRA Services:

  • Conduct Preliminary Assessments (PA), Site Investigations (SI), Remedial Investigations (RI), and implement cost-effective remediation strategies with Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) oversight.

Demolition, Asbestos Surveying and Asbestos Abatement

  • Conduct licensed/certified asbestos surveys, asbestos-containing material (ACM) abatement, and all required air monitoring.

By combining sound engineering principles and client business objectives with practical methods of implementation, Baron creates simple, cost-effective solutions that will ensure compliance and help your company's bottom line.

If you would like a proposal, or if you have a technical question, CLICK HERE to contact us today.