Evaporation Ponds: a Permitting Labyrinthine

Erin Hallenberg
Erin Hallenberg
60 Minutes
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6 months

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Evaporation Ponds are used throughout the nation for various purposes. The Oil & Gas industry uses this methodology to separate out hydrocarbons and dispose of the large amounts of process water from operations. With the purpose of evaporation in mine, even small operations are finding out they can be classified as Major Source. Several other types of permits and plans may also apply to "evap ponds".

Proper characterization of the fluids received the most important first step. Not having a thorough BACT analyses is a permit application killer.

We will review the EPA study performed in Colorado. We will discuss the extent of BACT required for operations associated with evap ponds, such as skim ponds, decanting, settling ponds, biological separators, recovery oil, land farming and fracking water.

Why should you Attend: Estimation methods for emissions vary dramatically. EPA’s own study shows two similar operations with significant differences in results. Fluids processed vary greatly and proper data collection is essential for correct representation and permitting.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • EPA’s Colorado Studies
  • Western States Requirements
  • Major Source Triggers
  • Scope of BACT

Who Will Benefit:
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Waste Director
  • Waste Reduction Supervisor
  • Recycling Administrator
  • Environmental Compliance Specialist
  • Project Engineer
  • Environmental Program Analyst
  • Sales Manager
  • Equipment Operator
  • Director of Operations & Safety
  • Hydrogeologist

Speaker Profile
Erin Hallenberg, PE, QEP has 35 years of professional engineering experience and a wide range of environmental engineering expertise with a specialization in air quality. Erin has managed hazardous waste, hydrogeology and remediation, energy, safety, and air quality groups for more than 17 years. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Utah and Oregon and a certified Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP). He has conducted environmental projects throughout the United States. Currently he is serving as the Chairman of the Air & Waste Management Association’s (A&WMA) Great Basin Chapter. He has served as Program Chair and Vice-Chair of the Great Basin and New Mexico Chapter, Erin is well connected throughout the Inter-mountain West. He is certified as a Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability (CVI) Assessor and DOT Environmental Control Supervisor and is OSHA-HazWoper-trained.

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