Description of Services

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Description of Services



Next, a short description of the environmental
,

occupational
health and s
afety

and planning
advisory services that EnviroSafe offers.



1.

Regulatory
Compliance Audit
s



We conduct a formal
systematic
e
valuation
and analysis
of
the
enterprise
operations and practices

to verify

compliance
with governmental

regulatory
requirements
. A
nd
that
“recommended good practices”
exist and
are being
implemented in

the
area
of
environmental

and occupational
health and safety.
Although,
conducting an Audit
is not
a
mandatory
regulatory requirements
,

it
’s
a highly recommended business practice
.

It p
rovides
assurance to management about E,H&S liabilities, it increases awareness among employees,
it
decrease operational and financial risks, a
n
d

an
audit
could

result

in
potential cost reduction.


With an Audit you
obtain
an
outside point of view
and
avoid
a
limited judgment on a
possible
critical issue
. Also, it allows for the
manage
ment

of
a potential problem before it surface
s
. Why

constantly react after the fact, and face legal liabilities that could have been avoided.
With an
Audit you

m
inimiz
e
your risks and liabilities

and a
ssures the safety and integrity of your
operation in a cost
-
effective way.


a.

Also,
a
more simple and easier

to accomplish
Compliance Checklist

can be conducted
.
This approach consists of
checking

r
egulatory requisites
as

applicable or not
-
applicable,
addressed or not
-
addressed, in
-
compliance or not
-
compliance. With this simplified
approach non
-
compliances are
more
easy
to expeditiously
identify

and address
. Especially
those that are critical for the well being of workers and the environment.





2.

Environmental
Assessments
(
or
Form) and Environmental Impact
Statements
-

Environmental documents
evaluate

the potential impact to the
environment

of any propose
d

action and
recommends
controls to mitigate this impact
.

The environmental document is the
planning mechanism
to which

government

agencies
resort

for decision making. They
evaluate
and analyze
the info
rmation about the proposed activity considering the

impact those activity
may have on the
environment
.

The Environmental Document Regulation, promulgated
according to authority conferred by the Law of Environmental Public Policy
,

establishes
requirements
for

presentation, evaluation and proceeding of environmental documents. They
are required for all action that can have a significant impact on the quality of
the
environment. It
must include a detailed description of the propose
d

action, environmental inte
ntion,
and

elements that could be affected by the propose
d

action and the protection measures
to be
established
to mitigate those impacts to
the
environment.
An

Environmental
Assessment

(EA)

or Form,
is presented

and the Environmental Quality
Board

(EQB)

determines if a
more detailed
document is necessary or a
n

Environmental Impact

Statement
.

The EA

document
or Form is
presented in conjunction with all the necessary requirements when submitting a permit
application for a construction activity or any other
action that represents a potential impact to the
environment.
In cases
where the application for a permit is for an action that EQB has sole
jurisdiction a more simple
description

of the action to be taken is submitted
to EQB for
evaluation and certificati
on of environmental compliance under Rule 120 of the Environmental
Document Regulation. In other cases some specific actions

(see list in EQB WebSite)

which are
routine and predictable by nature and whose impact upon the environment are known to be
insigni
ficant will be treated as a Categorical Exclusion and other type of documents and forms
will be required to be submitted.



3.

Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I & Phase II)



An ESA is

an
assessment of the site
or negotiated property
, which the intention
to determine if the involved part
ies

could be exposed
to any environmental
liability

under
CERCLA

F
ederal
L
aw

that could affect the value of the real
estate investment
.
This
process

satisfy

one element of the innocent purchaser defens
e under
th
is

Federal law.
The goal of a Phase I ESA is to identify recognized environmental conditions.
This means the presence or likely presence of any hazardous substance or petroleum product
on the structure and ground of the subject property and/or in
to the underlying groundwater or
nearby surface waters.
Phase II ESA is intended to evaluate the recognized potential
environmental conditions identified in the Phase I ESA for the purpose of providing sufficient
information regarding the nature and extent

of the possible contamination to assist in making
informed business decision about the property.


4.

Pollution Prevention Plans (
BMP’s,
SPCC or Emergency Plans,
SWPPP
)



These are

mandatory Plans
intended for the
prevention, control and countermeasures
actions
to avoid any
type of situation that can cause an accident or event that
spill

agents to
surface water

and
mostly how to avoid the occurrence of such.

The
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure
Plan

(Emergency Plan under EQB)

is intended
to
prevent

oil spill
s
, prepare and response to oil
discharges, and avoid oil to reach surface waters. It applies to any type of commercial facility
(industrial, retail, institutional
, agriculture
)
where

oil and its derivatives and other
regulated
liquids are
store
d

in tanks

or other containers
.

The goal of the
Storm Water Pollution Prevention
Plan

(SWPPP) for Industrial Activities is to minimize the impact
on surface waters
of stormwater
discharges

coming from industrial sites
.
Runoff can come in contact with
exposed m
aterial
handling and storage

activities and pick up pollutants and transport them to a nearby surface
waters. This discharge
s

are regulated under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
System (NPDES) Permit Program which includes an industri
al stormwater permitting
component that covers
10 categories of industrial activity

that require authorization under an
NPDES industrial stormwater permit for stormwater discharges.

These Pla
ns will contain
various industry or site specific best management practice (BMP’s).


5.

Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans
&
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans
(CES Plan and SWPPP)
-

Intention of these Plans (State and Federal) is to
prevent
and control

contamination of waters
by

sedimentation caused by
soil

erosion resulting
from clearing,
grubbing and
land movement activities during construction
activities. Also, d
uring these
activities petroleum deriv
atives
,

paintings, sealants, asphalt an
d other substances

are used.
These substances
r
esidues
are carried by

run
-
off and
can
contaminate water bodies near the
project.


The fundamental purpose of the implementation of these Plans, is to avoid or reduce that
polluting substances gain access to w
ater bodies. This Plan consists of the use of Better
Management Practices to prevent erosion, an
d

to
avoid that polluting agents are mixed with the
run
-
off and gain access to water bodies near the construction site
.


6.

CES and SWPPP Inspections
-

periodic
compliance inspection and reports during the duration
of the necessary established environmental controls in the CES Plan and/or the SWPPP.


7.

Investiga
t
i
o
n and Ecological Monitor
ing
-

(Terrestrial and

Marine
)


This entitles

work
that
governmental agencies
(e.g. EPA or CORPS) impose on developers or
contract
ors
to
investigat
e

and monitor areas
which are going to be impacted and

warrants special

protect
ion.

T
he regulating agenc
y

require
s

baseline survey and
monitor
ing
to assure
planned mitigating

and impact
c
ontrol measures

are implemented and the
integrity
of
the resource

is maintain
.


8.

Tree
Inventory and Reforestation Plan
-

I
nventor
y of

trees in
future construction sites

and
the
design
of
P
lans to
conserve and
reforest areas
impacted
by the development

project.


9.

Flora and Fauna

Studies


A

biotic assessment
s

of the ecosystem in terms of
the
components
that inhabit it
. DRNA may ask for it,

in order to have
a more thorough and detailed information
about the natural ecosystem at the subject site for

a better
decision making relative to the
potential
impact
on the components
of
the ecosystem
.



10.

Wetland
Delineation


This encompasses the identification
and delineation
of
the
geographic
de
limit
ation

of
wetlands

to allow
the Corps of Engineers
for an
well informed decision making on
Dredge and Fill Permit applications and impose the
appropriate management

and mitigation
measures during and after dredge and fill activities on or nearby bodies of water
.



11.

Environmental
P
ermi
ts

for
Air Emissions

(
Generato
rs, Pumps,
Demolition
),

NPDES
-
Water, Extraction
-
Land,
Underground
Injection,
Used Oil,
etc.

-


Preparation, submittal and
follow thru for various
mandatory

permits

required by the Environmental Quality Board, the
Department of Natural Resources and the
Pe
rmits Inspector General Office
.



12.

Reduction and Recycling Plans


Preparation of

mandatory Plans and training as to how to
reach the most efficient and advantageous use of resources and materials and adapt the
processes of handling of such before its final

disposition. The Authority of Solid Wastes of
Puerto Rico administers and enforces the Law of Reduction, Reusability and Recycling
.


13.

Indoor
Environmental Quality

(IAQ)
Assessments and Management Plans
-

The
environmental condition of closed indoor areas is evaluated, such as the interior of buildings
areas
and offices, and we offer a report on the condition of it and recommendations of
improvement and management
.

A healthy indoor environment promotes com
fort, health, and
well
-
being of occupants. Temperature and humidity are maintained within a comfort zone and

concentrations of carbon dioxide,
contaminants and odors
are m
onitored and controlled
.
C
omfortable levels of lighting and sound, appropriate ergono
mic conditions

and job
satisfaction

also influence the well
-
being of occupants
.

If comfort, health, and well
-
being are
compromise in any way or level occupants my start to complain of headaches, burning and
itching eyes, respiratory difficulties, skin irritation, nausea, and fatigue which are symptoms
commonly associated with poor IAQ
. These symptoms generally seem worse after a day in the
workplace and may altogether
disappear when

leaving the building. The term coined
for this
condition
is Sick Building Syndrome.
It is documented that this syndrome decreases productivity
and increase
s absenteeism among workers in the
s
ick
b
uilding.


14.

Occupational
Health
&
S
afety
Programs


Preparation
and/
or
advice on mandatory or
v
oluntary
P
rograms
designed to
provide
a
health
y

and safe area
for
employees
. The arguments in favor of
implement
ing

these
Program
s
are
often
antagonistic because they supposedly are
detrimental

to
considerations of producti
vity, performance and profitability.

Nevertheless
,

when
health and s
afety
considerations
are incorporated
and implement
ed

in combination
with basic
p
roductivity enhancing
and quality control
processes
it induces a safety culture that
prevents injuries and diseases,
reducing
accidents
costs and absenteeism. Also,
employee
’s

moral
e

improves and
they
are

motivated to work
more
efficiently, increasing productivity and improving
the business
profitability
.
A

health
y

and safe work
place influences the good image of the company before its clients and
employees. In addition, it is a moral responsibility
to
protect employees of occupa
tional risks in
the
work
place.




Some m
andatory
and specific
Programs
and
training
include
but are not limited to
the following:

a.

Personal Protective Equipment

b.

Respiratory Protection

c.

Hazard Communication

d.

Log
-
Out Tag
-
Out

e.

Confined Spaces

f.

Emergency Action P
lans

g.

Bloodborne

Pathogens

h.

Powered Industrial Trucks or
Lift truck

i.

Electrical

j.

Welding



15.

OSHA Authorized
Training in
Occupational
Health and
Safety
-

We
are
OSHA
authorize
d

trainers for Construction and General Industry.
The main p
urpose of
workers

and
employers

training
is to become
generally accepted
practice
s

of recognizing,

avoid
ing, preventing

and
reduc
ing i
njuries and diseases
risks due unhealthy and
unsafe

work
areas.


16.

Construction

and
Use
Permits



17.

Rezoning


18.

Sign
s

&

Ads Permits



19.

Translations


We offer english
-
to
-
spanish

and
spanish
-
to
-
english technical translation
services

in the fields of Natural Science, Environmental Science, Occupational Health & Safety,
Engineering, etc.