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Summaries of Relevant Experience and Client References

This sampling of the projects and clients served by D.E.I., Inc. include, but are not limited to:

PROJECT: Vulnerability Assessment / Emergency Response for Water Treatment
CLIENT: City of St. Augustine Water Treatment Plant
LOCATION: St. Augustine, Florida (Two plant locations)
PHONE: 904-825-1044
CONTACT: Tom Wallace, Water Division Superintendent

D.E.I., Inc. is currently leading a team for the City of St. Augustine, Water Division, Police and Fire Rescue, which is developing the Vulnerability Assessment, updating and implementing the Emergency Response Plan for the City of St. Augustine Water Division.  This program complies with Presidential Directive 63 and the recently enacted Bioterrorism Act, PL 107-188.  The Bioterrorism Act updated the EPA's Clean Water Act requiring a vulnerability assessment and update of the emergency response plan (ERP).  The project includes identification of all water sources, and transmission to the main water plant and distribution systems for the City serving 46,000 individuals.  The first phase, the Vulnerability Assessment, characterizes the water system including its mission and objective.  Next we determined what threats can affect each part of the system.  The likelihood or probability of the threat is then assessed.  Based on this, we identified and prioritized adverse consequences for each item.  In addition, we evaluated the existing countermeasure or deterrents.  Finally, we are developing and prioritizing a plan for risk reduction of each element of the water service system including back-up options.  The plan will be certified and submitted to the EPA.  Following this, the ERP for the Water Management District will incorporate all the results of the Vulnerability Assessment into the ERP.  This includes preparedness, response actions and recovery after an event to normal operations plus mitigation for the ongoing security and reliability of the water service.

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PROJECT: Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program (RMP) Implementation
CLIENT: City of St. Augustine Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant
LOCATION: St. Augustine, Florida (Two plant locations)
PHONE: 904- 825-1044
CONTACT: Tom Wallace, Water Division Superintendent

D.E.I., Inc. is currently leading a team, which is developing and implementing a PSM/RMP program.  D.E.I., Inc. had completed an audit of the PSM/RMP Program for this City’s multiple water and wastewater treatment plants.  The EPA-required RMP submittal was completed and accepted by the EPA.  We included a vulnerability assessment as part of the project.  Once implemented we are expanding the plant program to include chemicals below the EPA threshold, ammonia and sulfur dioxide.  In addition, we will also include carbon dioxide and lime.  The City’s water treatment and the wastewater plants are subject to both OSHA’s and EPA’s 112 r standards, PSM and RMP.  Chlorine is used at both facilities.  D.E.I., Inc. is leading a team upgrade plant policies and operating procedures to comply with each of the comprehensive aspects of OSHA's 29 CFR- 1910.119 regulations and EPA 40 CFR-68.  D.E.I., Inc. prepared, presented and documented the EPA required public meeting for the RMP submittal.

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PROJECT: Vulnerability Assessment / Emergency Response for Water Treatment
CLIENT: City of Neptune Beach Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant
LOCATION: Neptune Beach, Florida (Two plant locations)
PHONE: 904-270-2423
CONTACT: Mark Greenwood, Chief Operator

D.E.I., Inc. is currently leading a team for the Neptune Beach Water Division, Police and Fire Rescue, which is developing the Vulnerability Assessment, updating and implementing the ERP for Neptune Beach Water Division.  This program complies with Presidential directive 63 and the recently enacted Bioterrorism Act, PL 107-188.  The Bioterrorism Act updated the EPA’s Clean Water Act requiring a vulnerability assessment and update of the emergency response plan...  The project includes identification of all water sources, and transmission to the main water plant and distribution systems for Neptune Beach serving 34,000 individuals.  The first phase, the Vulnerability Assessment, characterizes the water system including its mission and objective.  Next we determined what threats can affect each part of the system.  The likelihood or probability and of the threat is then assessed.  Based on this, we identified and prioritized adverse consequences fro each item.  In addition, we evaluated the existing countermeasure or deterrents.  Finally, we are developing and prioritizing a plan for risk reduction of each element of the water service system including backup options.  The plan will be certified and submitted to the EPA.  Following this, the ERP for the Water Management District will incorporate all the results of the Vulnerability Assessment into the ERP.  This includes preparedness, response actions and recovery after an event to normal operations as well as mitigation for the ongoing security and reliability of the water service.

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PROJECT: Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program (RMP) Implementation
CLIENT: City of Neptune Beach Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant
LOCATION: Neptune Beach, Florida (Two plant locations)
PHONE: 904-270-2423
CONTACT: Leon Smith, Utility Director

D.E.I., Inc. completed the development and the implementation of the PSM/RMP Program for this City's multiple water and wastewater treatment plants.  The EPA-required RMP submittal was completed and accepted by the EPA.  The City's water treatment and the wastewater plants are subject to both OSHA's and EPA's 112 r standards, PSM and RMP.  Chlorine is used at both facilities.  We upgraded plant policies and operating procedures to comply with each of the comprehensive aspects of OSHA's 29 CFR- 1910.119 regulations.  An inventory protocol was developed which eliminated the need to comply with the PSM requirements for one of the regulated OSHA Highly Hazardous Chemicals.  D.E.I., Inc. prepared the hazards analysis and pre-startup safety review of the PSM systems.  Next, we prepared, presented and documented training of the operators, maintenance and facility staff (plus contractors) in the PSM procedure implemented.  Finally, with PSM in place, we developed the RMP program to include the off-site risk assessment, permit application preparation plus RMP submittal package.  The package was submitted to the EPA, State of Florida and local LEPC.  D.E.I., Inc. modeled the worst case and several alternate release scenarios using RiskManPRO and EPA guidance.

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PROJECT: Vulnerability Assessment / Emergency Response for Water Treatment
CLIENT: City of Winter Garden Treatment Plants
LOCATION: Winter Garden, Florida (four plant locations)
PHONE: 407-656-4100, 406-656-1279
CONTACT: Bart Patria, Water Division Superintendent

D.E.I., Inc. is currently leading a team for the City of Winter Garden Treatment Plants to develop a Vulnerability Assessment (VA) Report and update/implement a Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for its facilities.  This program complies with Presidential Directive 63 and the recently enacted Bioterrorism Act, PL 107-188.  The Bioterrorism Act updated the EPA's Clean Water Act requiring a vulnerability assessment and update of the emergency response plan (ERP).  The project includes identification of all water sources, and transmission to the four water plants and distribution systems for the City serving 37,000 individuals.  The first phase, the Vulnerability Assessment, characterizes the water system including its mission and objective.  Next we determined what threats can affect each part of the system.  The likelihood or probability of the threat is then assessed.  Based on this, we identified and prioritized adverse consequences for each item.  In addition, we evaluated the existing countermeasure or deterrents.  Finally, we are developing and prioritizing a plan for risk reduction of each element of the water service system including back-up options.  The plan will be certified and submitted to the EPA.  Following this, the ERP for the Water Management District will incorporate all the results of the Vulnerability Assessment into the ERP.  This includes preparedness, response actions and recovery after an event to normal operations plus mitigation for the ongoing security and reliability of the water service.

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PROJECT: Risk Management Services
CLIENT: City of Jacksonville Beach, Florida
LOCATION: Jacksonville, Florida
PHONE: 904-270-1655
CONTACT: Juan San Juan, Risk Coordinator

D.E.I., Inc. is currently leading and facilitating establishment of a Citywide Risk Management Program.  The program includes review of high exposure and risk for both Citywide as well as five key city departments.  The initial evaluation phase includes:

The goal of the project was to identify and assess potential hazards and recommend/lead in corrective actions efforts.  D.E.I., Inc. has an overall coordinating role with the leaders of the Citywide Safety Council.  We have developed citywide policies and procedures for six life-threatening areas.  Work continues on upgrading the City's Emergency Response Plan.  In addition, D.E.I., Inc. will provide guidance and training for employees.

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PROJECT: HazMat Training and Risk Management Program Implementation
CLIENT: Collier County Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
LOCATION: Naples, Florida
PHONE: 239-774-8091
CONTACT: Michael Dock, Safety Manager

D.E.I., Inc. led a team of engineers and scientists in providing a comprehensive Emergency Response program for Collier County, Florida's Utilities Department.  The scope of work includes a detailed audit of the County's water treatment and wastewater reclamation facilities related to Risk Management Program requirements and Compliance with OSHA General Industry standards.  Key to the audit was the findings report, which outlined issues and recommendations to improve the health safety and operations at the facility.  The second portion of the project was the development and presentation of multiple site Hazardous Material Technician 40 hour plus Incident Commander 24-hour training program for the County staff.  The training program includes all aspects of emergency response and emergency management requirements as outlined by the OSHA standard, Nations Fire Protection Association and the Florida State Emergency Response Commission.  Finally, Mr. Drygas made recommendations to the team in upgrading the operating procedures and polices of the Utilities Department to meet Federal, State and County standards.

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PROJECT: Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program Implementation
CLIENT: City of Atlantic Beach Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
LOCATION: Atlantic Beach, Florida (Five plant locations)
PHONE: 904-247-5838
CONTACT: Harry McNally, Water Division Director

D.E.I., Inc. completed the development and implementation of the PSM Program for this City's multiple water and wastewater treatment plants.  The submittal of the RMP plan to the EPA was then completed.  Three of the City's water treatment plants use chlorine and both of the wastewater plants use chlorine and sulfur dioxide and are subject to both OSHA's and EPA's 112 r standards, PSM and RMP.  We upgraded plant policies and operating procedures to comply with each of the comprehensive aspects of OSHA's 29 CFR- 1910.119 regulations.  An inventory protocol was developed which eliminated the need to comply with the PSM requirements for one of the regulated OSHA Highly Hazardous Chemicals.  D.E.I., Inc. prepared a hazards analysis and pre-startup safety review of the PSM systems.  We prepared, presented and documented training of the operators, maintenance and facility staff (plus contractors) in the PSM procedure implemented.  Finally, with PSM in place, we developed the RMP program to include the off-site risk assessment, permit application preparation plus RMP submittal package.  The package was submitted to the EPA, and regulations made with Florida DEP, and local LEPC.  D.E.I., Inc. modeled the worst case and several alternate release scenarios using RiskManPRO and EPA Guidance.

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PROJECT: Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program (RMP) Implementation
CLIENT: City of Orange Park Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant
LOCATION: Orange Park, Florida
PHONE: 904-471-2161 ext. 35
CONTACT: Neil Shrinke, St. Johns County Utility Engineer

D.E.I., Inc. completed the development and the implementation of the PSM Program for this City's multiple water and wastewater treatment plant.  The EPA-required RMP submittal was completed and accepted by the EPA.  The City's water treatment and the wastewater plants are subject to both OSHA's and EPA's 112 r standards, PSM and RMP.  Chlorine is used at both facilities.  We upgraded plant policies and operating procedures to comply with each of the comprehensive aspects of OSHA's 29 CFR- 1910.119 regulations.  An inventory protocol was developed which eliminated the need to comply with the PSM requirements for one of the regulated OSHA Highly Hazardous.

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PROJECT: Risk Management Program (RMP) Implementation and Audit
CLIENT: SAPPI Fine Paper
LOCATION: Muskegon, Michigan
PHONE: 231-755-3761
CONTACT: Tom Porrit, Environmental Engineer

D.E.I., Inc. completed a comprehensive Risk Management Program for SAPPI Fine Paper in Muskegon, Michigan.  D.E.I., Inc. developed the RMP program to include the off-site risk assessment, management system, permit application preparation plus two sequential submittal packages.  Each package was submitted to the EPA.  The submittal followed EPA protocol and included evaluation of their chlorine and chlorine dioxide, bleach and water treatment plants.  The submittals demonstrated a 50 times reduction of the area affected by a catastrophic worse case release.  This was affected as the mill decommissioned bulk chlorine railcar storage and unloading.  That process was replaced with a new state-of-the-art chlorine dioxide generating system.

D.E.I., Inc. completed a comprehensive safety audit of the health and safety of SAPPI Fine Paper in Muskegon, Michigan.  The audit followed EPA protocols and included evaluation of their chlorine and chlorine dioxide, bleach and water treatment plants.  The audit outlined findings and prioritized them to permit rapid resolution of compliance issues.  The report is a guide to continuing future improvements with Federal, State and local regulations.

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PROJECT: Process Safety Management and Risk Management Program Implementation
CLIENT: City of Melbourne Water Production & Wastewater Treatment
LOCATION: Melbourne, Florida (Three plant locations)
PHONE: 352-351-6770
CONTACT: Sonny Sky Hawk, Project Specialist and Deputy Director Operations, City of Ocala

D.E.I., Inc. completed the PSM/RMP procedures and implemented a PSM/RMP Program for this major water treatment plant.  The EPA required RMP was submitted and accepted by the EPA.  D.E.I., Inc. upgraded plant policies and operating procedures to comply with each of the comprehensive aspects of OSHA's 29 CFR- 1910.119 regulations.  D.E.I., Inc. prepared a hazards analysis and pre-startup safety review of the PSM systems.  Finally, D.E.I., Inc. prepared, presented and documented training of the operators, maintenance and facility staff (plus contractors) in the PSM procedure implemented.  The project includes conducting an audit of the facility using OSHA's guidelines.  In addition, D.E.I., Inc. has guided the client through the audit, significantly reducing both the number and degree of potential violations cited by the auditor.  Work was completed on the EPA's RMP program including worst and alternate case release impacts.  This program was recently audited by Florida State Department of Community Affairs who found them both compliant as well as comprehensive.

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PROJECT: Process Safety Management for Chlorine Bleach Plant Operations
CLIENT: Jefferson Smurfit Corp.
LOCATION: Fernandina Beach, Florida
PHONE: 904- 32-1965
CONTACT: Todd Hunt, Engineering Manager

D.E.I., Inc. completed the development and implementation of the PSM Program for this Paper Mills Chlorine treatment plants.  The project included chlorine rail car storage, transfer, evaporation and feed systems into the water used in the mill bleaching operations.  The project is subject to both OSHA's and EPA's 112 r standards, PSM and RMP.  We upgraded plant policies and operating procedures to comply with each of the comprehensive aspects of OSHA's 29 CFR- 1910.119 regulations.  We also developed a maintenance mechanical integrity system for this chemical.  D.E.I., Inc. prepared a hazards analysis and pre-startup safety review of the PSM systems.  We prepared, presented and documented training of the operators, maintenance and facility staff (plus contractors) in the PSM procedure implemented.  Finally, with PSM in place, we conducted update Hazards and Operability studies for the process.

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PROJECT: Process Safety Management (PSM) Program for Turpentine
CLIENT: Gaylord Container Corporation (Inland Packaging Corp.)
LOCATION: Bogalusa, Louisiana
PHONE: 985-732-8709 or 985-732-8000
CONTACT: Bill Bragg, Safety Engineer/Manager

D.E.I., Inc. led a team of engineers and designers in providing all compliance and engineering services for this major paper pulp mill.  One of the key portions of work centers on implementing Process Safety Management (PSM) for highly hazardous chemicals.  This includes responding to an audit of the facility by OSHA.  D.E.I., Inc. has prepared a hazards analysis and pre-startup safety review of the PSM systems.  Finally, D.E.I., Inc. prepared, presented and documented training of the operators, maintenance and facility staff (plus contractors) in the PSM procedure implemented.

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PROJECT: Risk Management Plan - Prevention Plan Program 2 for Propane
CLIENT: Blue Circle Cement
LOCATION: Sparrows Point, Maryland
PHONE: 304-535-1280
CONTACT: David Simmons, Project Engineer, BRG Inc.

D.E.I., Inc. provided compliance assessment support for determining applicable RMP requirements for the affected propane process.  After finalizing these requirements, D.E.I., Inc. prepared materials for performing the Hazard Operability Study.  D.E.I., Inc. trained the RMP team and executed the on-site compliance assessment.  These materials included handouts, overhead slides, and other written documents as necessary.

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PROJECT: Risk Management Plan - Prevention Plan Program 2 for Propane
CLIENT: Alcoa - Eastalco Works
LOCATION: Frederick, Maryland
PHONE: 304-535-1280
CONTACT: David Simmons, Project Engineer, BRG Inc.

D.E.I., Inc. provided compliance assessment support for determining applicable RMP requirements for the affected propane process.  After finalizing these requirements, D.E.I., Inc. prepared materials for performing the Hazard Operability Study (HazOp), training the RMP team and executing the on-site compliance assessment.  The compliance assessment included recommendations for improvements needed at the facility.

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PROJECT: Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program (RMP) Implementation
CLIENT: City of Frederick
LOCATION: Frederick, Maryland
PHONE: 304-535-1280
CONTACT: David Simmons, Project Engineer, BRG Inc.

D.E.I., Inc. provided compliance assessment support for determining applicable RMP and PSM requirements for the affected treatment process of all five-treatment plants.  After finalizing requirements, D.E.I., Inc. prepared materials for performing the Hazard Operability Study (HazOp), training the RMP team and executing the on-site compliance assessment.

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PROJECT: Risk Management Program (RMP)
CLIENT: Corning Incorporated Telecommunications Products
LOCATION: Wilmington, North Carolina
CONTACT: Karen Foster, Operations Manager
PHONE:910-395-4968 or 910-395-7287

D.E.I., Inc. completed development and implementation of a RMP Program for this major fiber optics manufacturer.  D.E.I., Inc. audited plant policies and operating procedures to comply with each of the comprehensive aspects of OSHA's 29 CFR- 1910.119 regulations.  (Note:  the RMP level 3 Prevention Program takes all 13 of its elements directly from PSM.  The facilities PSM program becomes a significant part of the RMP program).  During the review of the PSM program, D.E.I., Inc. demonstrated that the boundaries of the PSM and RMP covered units could be reduced by about 60%.  This reduced Corning's exposure to OSHA's PSM significantly.  Corning continues to safely manage the operations removed from the boundary but is not exposed to OSHA's program for that operation.  D.E.I., inc. modeled the worst case and several alternate release scenarios using RiskManPRO. for alternative releases and EPA guidance for the worst scenarios.  D.E.I., Inc. prepared the off site consequence analysis, the application and submission package as well as all needed internal RMP documents.  Finally, D.E.I., Inc. prepared, presented and documented training of Corning's scientists who will continue to use RiskManPRO. to maintain their RMP program and make updates for the facility staff.  The project includes conducting an audit of the facility using OSHA's guidelines.  In addition, D.E.I., Inc. guided the client through the audit significantly reducing both the number and degree of potential violations cited by either EPA or OSHA auditors.

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PROJECT: Process Safety Management (PSM) Program
CLIENT: Sandoz Chemical
LOCATION: Martin, South Carolina
PHONE: 803-584-4321
CONTACT: Bill Sulzen, Operations Manager (Clarianet Corp.)

D.E.I., Inc. completed development and implementation of a PSM Program for this major chemical manufacturer.  D.E.I., Inc. upgraded plant policies and operating procedures to comply with each of the comprehensive aspects of OSHA's 29 CFR-1910.119 regulations for ethylene oxide, ammonia and other listed HHC.  An inventory protocol was developed which eliminated the need to comply with the PSM requirements for one of the regulated OSHA Highly Hazardous Chemicals.  D.E.I., Inc. prepared a hazards analysis and pre-startup safety review and audits of each operation covered by the PSM systems.  Finally, D.E.I., Inc. prepared, presented and documented training of the operators, maintenance and facility staff (plus contractors) in the PSM procedure implemented.

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PROJECT: Risk Reduction and Process Safety Regulatory Compliance
CLIENT: Southern Water Treatment
LOCATION: Greenville, South Carolina
PHONE: 800-873-1755
CONTACT: Greg Bowers, President

D.E.I., Inc. led a team of engineers and designers providing all compliance and engineering services for this major client.  Southern Water is involved in both chemical manufacturing and hazardous waste recycling processes.  The work assignments included  installation of new processes, modifications and upgrades to existing units as well as day-to-day problem solving.  One of the major portions of the work centered on the installation and implementation of the Process Safety Management (PSM) for two highly hazardous chemicals.  This included responding to an audit of the facility by OSHA.  D.E.I., Inc.'s team guided the client through the audit significantly reducing both the number and degree of violations cited by the auditor.  Southern relies on D.E.I., Inc.'s capabilities for air and water permitting as well as operator training and other safety needs.

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PROJECT: Health & Safety Audit
CLIENT: SGL Carbon
LOCATION: Morganton, North Carolina
CONTACT: Charles Jadlot
PHONE: 828-432-5729

Recently, D.E.I., Inc. completed a comprehensive audit of the health and safety for two facilities of S.G.L. Carbon.  One facility manufactures carbon electrodes and the other installs rubber liners in railcars and other similar vessels.  Both audits followed OSHA protocols and included evaluation of the policies and procedures, site tour and employee interviews.  The audit reports outlined findings and prioritized them to permit rapid resolution of compliance issues.  It is a guide to continuing future improvements and compliance with Federal, State and local regulations.  Special emphasis was given to life threatening operations as vessel entry and design of air exchange systems and rates needed to ensure worker safety.

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PROJECT: On-Going Environmental Health and Safety Services
CLIENT: Virkler, Inc.
LOCATION: Charlotte, North Carolina
CONTACT: R. Scott Mauney
PHONE: 704-588-8500

D.E.I., Inc. managed leading a team of scientists and engineers who provided all compliance and risk management aspects for a chemical formulation and manufacturing firm in the Carolinas.  The first part of the annual compliance service includes environmental air and water permitting and reporting.  Next, the health safety and compliance programs were audited and are being upgraded.  Emphasis is on the material safety data requirements of the products produced and to provide training, resources, programs and class training for health and safety.

D.E.I., Inc. prepared the hazards analysis and pre-startup safety review of the PSM systems.  Next, D.E.I., Inc. prepared, presented and documented training of the operators, maintenance and facility staff (and contractors) in the PSM procedure implemented.  Finally, with PSM in place, D.E.I., Inc. developed the RMP program to include the off-site risk assessment.

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PROJECT: Process Safety Management and Risk Management Program Implementation
CLIENT: Montgomery County Water Treatment Plant (AAETC)
LOCATION: Mt. Gilead, North Carolina
CONTACT: Dwayne Dusay
PHONE: 864-506-1056

D.E.I., Inc. completed the PSM procedures and implemented a PSM Program for this major water treatment plant.  The EPA required RMP was submitted and accepted by the EPA.  D.E.I., Inc. upgraded plant policies and operating procedures to comply with each of the comprehensive aspects of OSHA's 29 CFR- 1910.119 regulations.  D.E.I., Inc. prepared a hazards analysis and pre-startup safety review of the PSM systems.  Finally, D.E.I., Inc. prepared, presented and documented training of the operators, maintenance and facility staff (plus contractors) in the PSM procedure implemented.  The project included conducting an audit of the facility using OSHA's guidelines.  In addition, D.E.I., Inc.'s team guided the client through the audit significantly reducing both the number and degree of potential violations cited by the auditor.  Work was completed on the EPA's RMP program including worst and alternate case release impacts.

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PROJECT: Process Safety Management, Engineering and Regulatory Compliance
CLIENT: City of Dallas (AAETC)
LOCATION: Dallas, South Carolina
CONTACT: Dwayne Dusay
PHONE: 864-506-1056

D.E.I., Inc. led a team of engineers and designers providing all compliance and engineering services for water and wastewater treatment plants for the City of Dallas.  The work assignments included the operating procedures like Process Safety Management (PSM) for chlorination of the water plant drinking water system.  A threshold quantify of chlorine was not used.  However, the same protocols used for PSM was being adopted for this highly hazardous chemical.  The facility relied on D.E.I., Inc.'s capabilities for air and water permitting as well as operator training and other safety needs.

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PROJECT: Regulatory Compliance
CLIENT: Town of Ranlow Wastewater Treatment Plant (AAETC)
LOCATION: Ranlow, North Carolina
CONTACT: Dwayne Dusay
PHONE: 864-506-1056

D.E.I., Inc. provided all compliance needs for chlorination at the water treatment facility.  This included review of and compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations.  The client provides Wastewater services including screening, separations, flocculation, clarifications and chlorination of the water prior to discharge to a local river.  D.E.I., Inc. also provided consulting on other OSHA-related regulatory issues.

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PROJECT: Regulatory Compliance and Engineering Audit
CLIENT: Town of Stanley Water and Wastewater Plants (AAETC)
LOCATION: Stanley, North Carolina
CONTACT: Dwayne Dusay
PHONE: 864-506-1056

D.E.I., Inc. led a team of engineers and designers providing compliance and engineering services for the town's water treatment facility.  An audit of the two sites was conducted.  D.E.I., Inc. developed a protocol to eliminate the facility from the requirements of Process Safety Management by reduction of the plant inventory of chlorine to below the threshold limits of 1,500 pounds.  The scope of work included engineering review and process safety management using an OSHA audit.

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PROJECT: Risk Reduction and Process Safety Regulatory Compliance
CLIENT: Southern Water Treatment
LOCATION: Greenville, South Carolina
CONTACT: Dwayne Dusay
PHONE: 864-506-1056

D.E.I., Inc. led a team of engineers and designers providing all compliance and engineering services for this major client.  Southern Water is involved in both chemical manufacturing and hazardous waste recycling processes.  The work assignments included  installation of new processes, modifications and upgrades to existing units as well as day-to-day problem solving.  One of the major portions of the work centered on the installation and implementation of the Process Safety Management (PSM) for two highly hazardous chemicals.  This included responding to an audit of the facility by OSHA.  D.E.I., Inc.'s team guided the client through the audit significantly reducing both the number and degree of violations cited by the auditor.  Southern relies on D.E.I., Inc.'s capabilities for air and water permitting as well as operator training and other safety needs.

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PROJECT: Regulatory Compliance for EPA and OSHA
CLIENT: American Anglian Environmental Technology
LOCATION: Nationwide
CONTACT: Dwayne Dusay
PHONE: 864-506-1056

D.E.I., Inc. led a team of engineers, operators and designers in providing guidance for municipal wastewater and water treatment facilities.  The EPA required RMP was submitted and accepted by the EPA.  D.E.I., Inc. is presently serving a group of seven facilities with up to 1,125 facilities to come under the operations design and program upgrades.  Key elements include lift pump stations, piping and treatment.  In addition, environmental health and safety related to regulatory requirements, including OSHA and EPA Process Safety Risk Management Program requirements for chlorine, sulfur dioxide, and other highly hazardous chemicals (HHC), will be part of D.E.I., Inc.'s services.

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PROJECT: Spill Prevention Control and Counter Plan.
CLIENT: ASF Olathe, Army Aircraft Training Center
LOCATION: Olathe, Kansas
PHONE: 913-783-4546 ext. 221
CONTACT: Daniel R. Brooks, Facility Manager

D. E. I., Inc. completed the design and development plus guided the implementation of a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC Plan) for Army Air Service Facility Olathe, Kansas.  The site is a helicopter training squadron, which receives stores and then transfers fuel to helicopters.  It is located on a section of the municipal airfield.  The SPCC Plan design and development of a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan for the JP8 fuel storage and transfer operations plus other minor oils storage areas.  The SPCC Plan is regulated by two primary federal regulations and several State of Kansas regulations.  The first regulation is EPA's 40 CFR 112, Oil Pollution Prevention and defines the requirements for an SPCC Plan.  It is regulated by the EPA and requires development and implementation of the SPCC Plan.  The second is the Army Regulation 200-1 Environmental Protection and Enhancement Chapter 3, Oil and Hazardous Substance Spills.  The Army regulation requires compliance with EPA regulations and all related federal, state and local regulations.  It includes several additional Army requirements.  As ASF Olathe is subject to the reporting, prevention and cleanup requirements of State Department of Health and Environment Regulations including:  K.A.R. 28-48 Spill Reporting, K.S.A. 65-171-d, Prevention of Water Pollution and K.S.A. 65-171-v, Clean Up Operation for Water and Soil Pollutants.  Kansas has more stringent and diminimous reporting requirements for oil spills to the environment than the EPA's 40 CFR requirements.  All of these regulations (and related ones included by reference) and good engineering practices will be used to frame the compliance requirements of the SPCC Plan.  The scope of this TA covers development of the SPCC Plan for fuel stored in a new above ground tank with truck, aircraft transfer station and heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks (HEMTT) which nominally hold 2,500 gallons each.  The facility, therefore, is subject to Federal regulation as it exceeds an aggregation of 1,322 gallons in aboveground tanks.  It is exempt from submission of a Facility Response Plan as the total amount at the facility is below the threshold quantity of 42,000 gallons, the trigger for substantial harm to the environment requirements.

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PROJECT: Process Safety Management for Turpentine Manufacture
CLIENT: Jefferson Smurfit Corp.
LOCATION: Fernandina Beach, Florida
PHONE: 904-277-5737
CONTACT: Ralph Spulher, Risk Coordinator

D.E.I., Inc. completed the development and implementation of the PSM Program for this paper mill's turpentine recovery, storage and shipment operations.  The project included the mills gas system for collection of turpentine generated in the pulping operations.  D.E.I., Inc.  developed a method to isolate the turpentine system from the collection system significantly reducing the covered processes by this OSHA Regulation.  The process design and operations were reviewed and accepted by OSHA's regional compliance office.  The project is subject to OSHA's PSM program.  We upgraded plant policies and operating procedures to comply with each of the comprehensive aspects of OSHA's 29 CFR- 1910.119 regulations.  We also developed a maintenance mechanical integrity system for this chemical.  D.E.I., Inc. prepared a hazards analysis and pre-startup safety review of the PSM systems.  We prepared, presented and documented training of the operators, maintenance and facility staff (and contractors) in the PSM procedure implemented.  Finally, with PSM in place, we conducted update Hazards and Operability studies for the process.

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PROJECT: Big Sandy Peaker Facility Air Emission/Stack Testing
CLIENT: Walter Smith and Associates (for Constellation Power Source)
LOCATION: Kenova, West Virginia
PHONE: 919-772-7843
CONTACT: Walter Smith

D.E.I., Inc. had oversight of and coordinated a team of stack testing operations and state/federal regulators in providing air emission stack testing for a new power generation facility.  The sampling, is required by the State of West Virginia.  Air permit requirements ensure that protocol provided uniformity of comprehensive samples were taken following EPA protocol for 12 each 25-mw gas turbine power generators.  D.E.I., Inc. thoroughly documented each compliance run, made emission calculations and ensured the stack test met stringent operating permit requirements.  Lastly, D.E.I., Inc. oversaw related regulatory requirements including EPA and OSHA standards for handling hazardous materials.

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PROJECT: Wolf Hills Power Generator Air Emissions/Stack Testing
CLIENT: Walter Smith and Associates (for Constellation Power Source)
LOCATION: Bristol, West Virginia
PHONE: 919-772-7843
CONTACT: Walter Smith

D.E.I., Inc. had oversight of and coordinated a team of stack testing operations and state/federal regulators in providing air emission stack testing for a new power generation facility.  The sampling is required by the State of West Virginia.  Air permit requirements ensure that protocol provided uniformity of comprehensive samples were taken following EPA protocol for 10 each 25-mw gas turbine power generators.  D.E.I., Inc. thoroughly documented each compliance run, made emission calculations and ensured the stack test met stringent operating permit requirements.  Lastly, D.E.I., Inc. oversaw related regulatory requirements including EPA and OSHA standards for handling hazardous materials.

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PROJECT: Pool Chemical Storage Permitting
CLIENT: South Central Pool Supply, Inc.
LOCATION: Weston, Florida - Branch Facility
PHONE: 504-416-2549
CONTACT: Julie Zavithsanos, Safety Coordinator

D.E.I., Inc. led a team of engineers to expedite stalled permitting for the new SCP Supply warehouse facility.  D.E.I., Inc. met with the City Fire Chief and Fire Marshall and made a presentation to the City Council.  This demonstrated that the SCP chemical storage and offices in a multiple occupancy facility met and/or exceeded all safety standards to comply with both local building and zoning codes as well as all fire codes and guidance of NFPA.  D.E.I., Inc. developed the detailed design for fire chemical vaults.  These were designed including fire sprinklers:

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PROJECT: Permitting New Single Occupancy Warehouse Facility
CLIENT: South Central Pool Supply, Inc.
LOCATION: Raleigh, North Carolina
PHONE: 504-416-2549
CONTACT: Julie Zavithsanos, Safety Coordinator

D.E.I., Inc. demonstrated to the City of Raleigh, the NC State Insurance Department and the Permitting Board that D.E.I., Inc.'s interpretation of the NC Building code was correct.  This enabled D.E.I., Inc. to design the entire facility for chemical storage occupancy.  D.E.I., Inc. developed the plans and met with each of the nine city plan review departments in an Express Review Meeting.  This resulted in approval of D.E.I., Inc.'s design and issuance of the permit in one day reducing the typical permitting time of several months.  The D.E.I., Inc. design for the SCP Facility met and/or exceeded all safety standards to comply with both local building and zoning codes as well as all fire codes and guidance of NFPA.  D.E.I., Inc. developed the detailed design for three chemical vaults.  These were designed including fire sprinklers:

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PROJECT: Pool Chemical Storage Permitting
CLIENT: South Central Pool Supply, Inc.
LOCATION: Lakeland, Florida - Branch Facility
PHONE: 504-416-2549
CONTACT: Julie Zavithsanos, Safety Coordinator

D.E.I., Inc. designed and developed the permitting strategies for a stalled permit effort permitting a new SCP Supply warehouse facility.  Mr. Drygas met with the County Permitting Plans Reviewer and Fire Marshall.  D.E.I., Inc. used a phased permitting approach and demonstrated that the SCP Facility met and/or exceeded all safety standards to comply with both local building and zoning codes as well as all fire codes and guidance of NFPA.  D.E.I. developed the detailed design for two chemical vaults.  These were designed including fire sprinklers:

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PROJECT: NFPA 86 Combustion Furnace Safety Training
CLIENT: SGL Carbon
LOCATION: Morganton, North Carolina
CONTACT: Charles Jadlot
PHONE: 828-432-5729

Recently, D.E.I., Inc. completed comprehensive training of the NFPA 86 Combustion Furnace Safety for S.G.L. Carbon.  Training followed OSHA protocols and included an evaluation of the policies and procedures, site tour and employee interviews.  The training was for both operations and maintenance staff.  It allowed SGL to permit rapid resolution of compliance issues and serves as a guide to the continuing future improvements and compliance with Federal, State and local regulations.  Special emphasis was given to the newly installed flame detectors and safety systems.  The class covered the fundamentals of each type furnace and burner used on site.  In the classroom, a multimedia presentation and tours of each type furnace were conducted.  A written inventory was administered to confirm the employees understanding and knowledge.

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PROJECT: Process Improvement for Production of Tear Gas (CS)
CLIENT: Defense Technologies Federal Laboratories
LOCATION: Casper Wyoming
PHONE: 307-235-2136
CONTACT: John Kapeles, Director Research and Development

D.E.I., Inc. is currently leading a team, which is upgrading the process used to manufacture tear gas, Ortho-Chlorobenzalmalononitrile (CS).  D.E.I., Inc. staff will reduce the production cycle for this product from five days to less than five hours, a 24 times process cycle decrease.  The product quality and yields will be improved to over 95% and volatile organic emissions will be reduced.  This is a win-win process improvement.

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PROJECT: Ongoing Environmental Health and Safety Service
CLIENT: Ideal Division
LOCATION: St. Augustine, Florida
PHONE: 904-829-1000
CONTACT: Eric Arendt

D.E.I., Inc. is leading a team of engineers, scientists and plant operation staff in providing health and safety services.  Ideal manufactures metal worm gear, radiator hose clamps and similar products.  D.E.I., Inc. reviewed each product and presented training to all affected staff in:

Each policy and procedure is first reviewed and then revised to meet current regulatory and Ideal operating requirements.

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