11.19.2015  |  News

Introducing: Air Services at KJ


KJ’s Air Services Team utilizes many years of experience and regulatory knowledge to assist our clients meet complex state and federal environmental regulatory requirements related to air quality. Our focus is providing practical and cost-effective solutions to our clients to ensure regulatory compliance.

We serve a variety of industries, including: aerospace, automotive, ethanol production, railroads, steel, general manufacturing and more.

An overview of the various areas that our Air Services Team supports inlcudes:

  • Air Permit Review and Regulatory Compliance Support for New, Modified, and Existing Plant Operations
  • Air Permitting Support, including Preparation of Construction and Operating Permit Applications
  • Annual and Quarterly Compliance Reports
  • Air Compliance Audits
  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Quantification and Reporting
  • Air Dispersion Modeling Impact Analyses
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Reporting Support (Tier II and Form R)
  • Stack Testing Oversight
  • Regulatory Agency Interaction and Permit Strategies
  • Expert Testimony
  • Annual Air Emissions Tracking and Inventory Support
  • Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) and Best Available Control Technology (BACT) Compliance Review, Compliance Guidance
  • Support, Plan Development, and Notification Support
  • New State/Federal Regulation Review and Compliance Guidance Support


Examples of the Air Services Community of Practice’s Projects/Clients

Vehicle Assembly Plant, Indiana

KJ assisted a confidential vehicle manufacturer with obtaining an air permit for a major expansion project at an existing vehicle assembly plant in Indiana. KJ worked closely with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to ensure the permit application contained the required information, and quickly answered questions so IDEM could issue the permit in a timely manner. By expeditiously performing these activities, IDEM issued the permit in less than 6 months—a process than can typically take 8 to 12 months. Issuance of this permit allowed the confidential vehicle manufacturer to increase its plant output capacity by nearly 20%.


Recycled Steel-to-Coil Steel Manufacturing Facility, Arkansas

KJ prepared a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) air permit for a recycled steel-to-coil manufacturing facility in Arkansas. As part of the PSD air permit application, an air quality impact evaluation was conducted for the industrial site to assess the impacts to human health and welfare from the proposed facility. The air quality impact considered both the proposed facility and existing industrial facilities in the area. Stack data and potential emission rates were used to model air concentrations based on site-specific parameters. KJ worked with the company to resolve any air quality issues and was able to secure a major construction/operating permit from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. This project is the single largest investment project in the history of the state of Arkansas.


Independent Power Producer – Biomass Power Plant, Florida

KJ supported an independent power producer address the state and federal air permitting requirements for a 65 megawatt biomass fired power plant. An air permit application was prepared, including a voluntary air quality impact analysis resulting in a construction air permit being issued in a timely manner by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). A thorough and complete application allowed the Florida DEP to issue the air permit within 90 days.


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