Environmental Compliance

Federal and State Programs

EVA evaluates the potential impact of a wide range of proposed environmental programs on markets. Initiatives include various CO2 legislation, New Source Review revisions, proposed fine particulate and eight hour ozone ambient air quality standards, regional haze, global warming gases, mercury and hazardous air pollutants.

Air Pollution Control Technologies

EVA conducts market assessments of SO2 and NOx pollution control technologies for technology developers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Electric Power Research Institute, and electric utilities. EVA evaluates the impact of emissions regulations on utility compliance costs, regional coal demand and price, transportation carriers, and pollution control technology selection.

Seasonal NOx Control Compliance

EVA evaluates the potential impact of a wide range of proposed environmental programs on markets. Initiatives include various CO2 legislation, New Source Review revisions, proposed fine particulate and eight hour ozone ambient air quality standards, regional haze, global warming gases, mercury and hazardous air pollutants.

Hazardous Waste Assessment and Asbestos Management

EVA assesses hazardous waste sources including (a) sources of mercury deposition, control options and effectiveness for groups responding to EPA and state mercury control program proposals, (b) evaluation of hazardous waste control options for large southern phosphate fertilizer manufacturers, and (c) identification level of trace elements in coal.

Environmental Impact Statements

EVA completes environmental impact statements on a wide range of proposed federal actions as required by the National Environmental Policy Act. EVA develops permit applications and negotiates environmental permits, typically for industrial projects.

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Phase II Site Investigation
Remediation Planning

EVA has conducted Phase I assessments of commercial properties in over 22 U.S. states for several large commercial developers. Assessments identify potential environmental and public health/safety problems, typically as part of a corporate site assessment program, due diligence for property acquisitions, requirements for refinancing of existing properties and/or in response to tenant complaints. Assessments may cover underground petroleum storage tanks, asbestos building materials, hazardous chemical handling, oil/gas spills, lead in paint/drinking water, chromate use in cooling towers, indoor air quality (organic/bacterial/particulate contamination), radon, PCB and sludge disposal.

For cases involving industrial sites, EVA develops site remediation programs for cleaning-up environmental contamination.