T.I.H. Environmental, LLC

Welcome to T.I.H. Environmental, LLC

About Us

Regulatory Compliance

Since 2002, we've been helping people and companies around the US remain in compliance with the State and Federal environmental regulatory agencies such as the Texas Railroad Commission, Oklahoma Oil & Gas Commission, the EPA and the TCEQ and more.

Regulatory Compliance

Since 2002, we've been helping people and companies around the US remain in compliance with the State and Federal environmental regulatory agencies such as the Texas Railroad Commission, Oklahoma Oil & Gas Commission, the EPA and the TCEQ and more.

Helpful

We can assist you in almost any aspect of your day to day environmental problems and are always available to answer your questions and help you save money and time.

Helpful

We can assist you in almost any aspect of your day to day environmental problems and are always available to answer your questions and help you save money and time.

Quality and Affordable

We've worked for many years to develop quality plans that are actually readable, workable, and useful for your company so that you aren't just flushing your hard earned money down the tubes for a product that no one can figure out how to read or use and the agencies don't approve. Take a look at your current plans and see if they makes sense to you. If they don't make sense to you then what good are they?

Quality and Affordable

We've worked for many years to develop quality plans that are actually readable, workable, and useful for your company so that you aren't just flushing your hard earned money down the tubes for a product that no one can figure out how to read or use and the agencies don't approve. Take a look at your current plans and see if they makes sense to you. If they don't make sense to you then what good are they?

Contact us

Contact Us

Located in Central Texas we travel to anywhere in the US to help solve your regulatory issues

Feel free to call or email night or day

T.I.H. Environmental, LLC

16823 Black Kettle Dr., Leander, TX 78641, US

(512) 897-8299

Information

What is an SPCC?

An SPCC is an EPA mandated Spill Prevention Containment and Countermeasure Plan under the Clean Water Act that all facilities (and drilling rigs*) must have that store more that 31 BBLS or  1,320 gallons of fluids on site such as crude oil, vegetable oil, gasoline, diesel, etc. (Drilling rigs must have a stand alone SPCC that travels with the drilling rig where ever it goes). The SPCC must be coupled with a Flow Line Contingency Paln in order for the SPCC to be valid. 


Flow Line Contingency Plan

The Flow Line Contingency Plan or FLCP is an EPA mandated  emergency plan that all facilities with flow lines outside of containment must have in order for the SPCC to be considered valid. 


When these plans are done properly they are designed to let you know the age of your equipment, how well managed your site is, and what your risk is of having an emergency situation on site and what you are to do should an emergency of any kind arise. They should tell you quickly where the site is, how to get there and where any fluids are going to go and what you will need to mitigate the situation. You should be able to take your SPCC/FLCP and create a schedule of repair and replacement for your equipment so that your risk in operations is lowered and the value of your investment is raised.

Fines

If you don't have an SPCC / FLCP you can be issued a fine of up to 37, 500.00 per day by the EPA if there is an emergency situation that develops on site such as a spill. If you simply go over the EPA  fine schedule of 2,500.00 for your facility you will have a mandatory Federal Court appearance.

Phase 1 Survey

I can't over emphasize the importance of the Phase 1 Survey when you are purchasing any property, This document breaks the chain of responsibility between you and the previous owners for any potential environmental issues. To give you an example of the seriousness, I called a potential client who had just purchased a property and the next day the EPA arrived and she became responsible for all the Salt Scald on her new property which wound up costing her 200,000.00 to clean up. If she had a Phase 1 survey done she would have been spared that cost that she said it will take her over 20 years to recoup that cost. for lack of a 1,200.00 plan she faced a 200K bill.

Emergency Response or Facility Response Plans

These plans are often necessary when a site has hazardous working conditions such as high levels of H2S or the sites are in sensitive areas such as marshes or federally protected areas. Sometimes a company chooses to have this done in order to qualify for cheaper insurance. So theses can be a  way to mitigate losses during an emergency or manage operating expenses during day to day operations.

Site Closure

A Site Closure plan is often mandated by the regulatory agencies and will let them know that plans have been put in place for the eventual closure of the site and all clean up necessary to bring the site back into  its natural state.

Permitting

Permitting is often a real pain because the regulatory agencies have no real  idea of what goes on out in the field and the paperwork can be very complex. Oftentimes it makes sense to employ a person who can take the time and knows how to work with the regulatory agencies to expedite the process and seve you time and money.