APEN Tracking and Management For Well Completions, CO
Lesair has developed a program for tracking and managing air permitting requirements for new well completions for clients located in Colorado. On a prescribed basis, Lesair reviews drilling schedules, new well notices, and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission website to identify when a client’s new wells start producing. To determine air permitting compliance applicability, our experienced staff performs an inventory of air emissions and evaluates the need to submit an Air Pollution Emission Notice (APEN). As part of the APEN management program, Lesair staff also track our client’s existing APENs to determine when 5-year updates are due, revisions to permit limits are required, or whether significant changes in annual actual emissions are occurring. We seamlessly manage the APEN process for our clients to ensure that all State regulatory requirements are followed and to ensure that all required documentation, recordkeeping, and operation and maintenance plans are complete and current.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Programs
Lesair has worked with clients in Colorado and North Dakota to comply with the new Federal Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting requirements. Although no emission standards are in-place, the EPA has established a reporting compliance date for all applicable industries to provide an estimate of GHG emissions in excess of 25,000 metric tons of CO2. Implementation of a new and changing regulation with proposed revisions is challenging. Lesair successfully communicated evolving regulatory requirements to our clients and established strong client relationships to collect the required data. In addition, Lesair has developed a comprehensive GHG program for each client that estimates emissions from their applicable emission sources and prepared documentation to support compliance with the GHG regulatory requirements.
LDAR Program, PA
Lesair has conducted leak detection and repair programs for clients with oil and gas production facilities in Colorado, Wyoming, and Pennsylvania. This program is effective by not only identifying the source of leaks but also quantifying the volume of valuable gas lost to atmosphere. Lesair successfully combines the use of a High Flow Sampler and FLIR gas detecting infrared camera to both precisely quantify the volume of escaped gas and visually identify equipment leaks. By detecting all equipment fugitive emissions, these tools allow the client to demonstrate a low impact on air quality and quantify the economic gain of minimizing the loss of product through leaking components.
Modified Phase I, CO, WY, & UT
Lesair has performed Modified ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) for clients acquiring new oil and gas assets located in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. All Phase I assessments include a physical, on-site inspection of the considered properties as well as a detailed review of existing corporate, State, and Federal environmental records, historical topographic maps and aerial photographs. In addition, an evaluation of current environmental compliance status is conducted to identify potential monetary risk associated with the purchase. Clients are provided a report containing all findings, opinions, and conclusions concerning the properties and recognized environmental conditions, including relevant supporting documentation.
SPCC Plan Development/Annual SPCC Compliance Inspections
Lesair has developed SPCC Plans, performed site inspections, and conducted annual SPCC training for clients in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania. Not only does Lesair perform an initial field evaluation of all oil handling sites and develop a tailored SPCC Plan, we also help our clients maintain compliance by communicating inspection and annual training requirements. Annual site inspections are performed by trained and experienced staff knowledgeable in the SPCC Rule. Staff identifies site non-compliance issues, the potential for spills, and site modifications as well as offers recommendations to maintain compliance and minimize future spills. Lesair staff maintains a current working knowledge of the SPCC Rule (40 CFR Part 112) and effectively communicates regulatory changes and requirements to our clients. In addition, Lesair incorporates State spill reporting and secondary containment standards into all SPCC Plans to ensure both Federal and State requirements are considered.