We have helped clients obtain approvals for many years. Currently, ECAs, Environmental Certificates of Approval, are site-wide approvals that cover activities that affect air, waste and noise. Once we determine that a client needs an ECA, we generally follow the steps listed below (click each step for more information):
For certain activities ECAs are not required and can be supplemented with an EASR. Refer to our EASR page
for registration of small generators, auto paint booths and comfort heating units.
We have an initial consultation with the client. At this time we set up a site visit to familiarize ourselves with processes and activities at the facility.
Gather chemical data from MSDSs, info from equipment specs, and quantities of product used.
Preform calculations to estimate emissions from info gathered during step 2.
Run a dispersion model using site specific data.
If the facility shows compliance, than an ESDM report will be prepared. If not, proceed to step 6.
Try either one of the following or a combination:
1. Obtain more accurate data, i.e., precise quantities used.
2. Stack testing.
3. Use a different model.
4. Look at implementing emission control equipment.
Put an application package together and submit to the Ministry of the Environment.