Consulting


Consulting Services

BSI’s consulting services are unique in that our regulatory specialists have formerly served as field level compliance inspectors and pollution investigators with the U. S. Coast Guard and/or State Environmental Enforcement Divisions. This level of expertise is unparalleled and ensures that our services are superior.

Services Include:

OPERATING & EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

  • BSI writes and updates operating procedures for all types of facilities that are regulated by the U. S. Coast Guard. BSI also monitors procedures to ensure continual compliance with these regulations. Procedures include:
  • 33 CFR 154 Operations Manuals for Oil and Hazardous Material Waterfront Facilities.
  • 33 CFR 127 Emergency and Operations Manuals for Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) Waterfront Facilities.
  • Alternative Compliance Procedures.

CONTINGENCY PLANNING

BSI’s contingency planning capabilities are unsurpassed. We combine the vast capabilities of world wide information systems with the extensive knowledge of our staff planners. This ensures that or client’s contingency planning is based upon factual and scientific data using realistic scenarios. Contingency planning includes:

  • OPA-90 Facility Response Plans.
  • Multi Agency Integrated Contingency Planning.
  • Spill-Management Team Tabletop Drills.
  • Equipment Deployment Monitoring.
  • Technical Assistance for Qualified Individuals during Spills and Exercises.
  • On-site Contingency Planning Evaluations

FACILITY COMPLIANCE AUDITS

BSI’s “Facility Compliance Audit” is designed to:

  1.  Evaluate the facility’s current status in regards to current and proposed regulations and policies.
  2.  Determine more economically sensible compliance solutions.

A recent audit uncovered costly procedures that were unnecessary due to changes in Coast Guard policy. These changes were not widely published. However, because of BSI’s close working relationship with district and headquarters staff, appropriate alternative procedures were submitted that resulted in substantial savings in operational costs.

It is BSI’s goal to provide our clients with compliance solutions that are economically sensible while maintaining the highest level of protection from discharges of oils and hazardous materials.

OIL & HAZARDOUS MATERIAL FACILITIES

BSI’s oil & hazardous material facility audits include a thorough review of all documents, testing procedures, transfer & safety equipment and training programs as required by and in accordance with the regulations, policies and publications listed below:

  • 33 CFR 154 subparts A, B, C, D, E & F
  • 33 CFR 156 subpart A (Oil & Hazardous Material Regulations)
  • U. S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Manual
  • U. S. Coast Guard Pipeline Testing Guide
  • Response Plan Regulations (EPA & USCG)
  • Applicable NVIC Publications
  • MARPOL Regulations
  • OSHA Marine Terminal Regulations 29 CFR 1917 (Required on docks not used exclusively for oil & hazmat transfers)
  • Applicable State Regulations for Marine Docks & Transfers

LIQUEFIED HAZARDOUS GAS FACILITIES (LHG)

BSI’s LHG facility audits include a thorough review of all documents, testing procedures, transfer & safety equipment and training programs as required by and in accordance with the regulations, policies and publications listed below:

  • 33 CFR 127 subparts A & C
  • U. S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Manual
  • Applicable NVIC Publications
  • MARPOL Regulations
  • OSHA Marine Terminal Regulations 29 CFR 1917 (Required on docks not used exclusively for oil & hazmat transfers)
  • Applicable State Regulations for Marine Docks & Transfers

Upon completion of the audit, BSI submits to the company a detailed listing of any discrepancies, along with suggested compliance options. As applicable, BSI will issue pro-active response policies to proposed regulations.

When requested, BSI will organize facility records and monitor inspections conducted by the U. S. Coast Guard. This eliminates surprises, helps clarify regulatory interpretation, and promotes conciliatory relations.

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