WREG prepared the air quality portions of an International Environmental Best Management Practices Guide for a global oil and gas firm with facilities worldwide. Guidance covered such topics as pollutants and sources, emission calculation methodologies, dispersion modeling and acceptable impacts, control technology review, mitigation measures, monitoring and testing, etc. World Bank/International Finance Corporation Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines were incorporated where available. The guidance addressed power generation, heaters and boilers, combustion turbines, glycol dehydrators, reciprocating internal combustion engines, emergency equipment, flaring and venting, fugitive organics, fugitive dust, storage tanks, tank vessel loading, sulfur recovery, amine units, ozone-depleting substances, greenhouse gases, well drilling and testing, mobile sources, etc.
At the request of the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division (APCD), WREG prepared an air quality guidance document for use by the oil and natural gas industry in Colorado. The guidance document contains descriptions of industry equipment, emission calculation methods, applicable requirements determination worksheets, compliance requirements lists, and discussions of US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and APCD policies that affect the industry. Glycol dehydrators, storage tanks, engines, turbines, miscellaneous combustion sources, truck loading, flares and incinerators, sulfur recovery units, fugitive volatile organic compound sources, miscellaneous sources, and non-emitting equipment are addressed. Requirements from the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), New Source Review (NSR), and state regulations are included. APCD also had WREG present a training workshop for state employees and industry representatives on using the guidance document.
WREG assisted Aspen Publishers, Inc. in writing Guide to MACT Recordkeeping and Reporting. The book summarizes the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards, including General Provision requirements and those included by reference to other MACT standards, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), or New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). The book provides a valuable tool to identify and comply with the complex recordkeeping and reporting requirements of the federal MACT standards.
Since 2003, WREG has prepared a monthly international newsletter for distribution by Aspen Publishers, Inc. The Global Environmental Change Report featured articles regarding climate change, greenhouse gases, and stratospheric ozone depletion policy trends and economic implications; updates regarding scientific research and industrial developments in alternative energy sources and climate change research; and worldwide emission trading programs and legislation. In 2005, Global Environmental Change Report was merged with a second Aspen newsletter, Business and the Environment. WREG continues to edit the combined newsletter, which, in addition to climate change information, includes articles pertaining to voluntary corporate reporting (greenhouse gas reporting, corporate social responsibility reports, etc.), corporate environmental and social initiatives, product stewardship and takeback, and ISO 14000. Business and the Environment provides a key international forum for executives worldwide to learn about and debate environmental management issues.
Beginning in 2006, WREG took over preparation and editing of the Aspen newsletter, the Oil Spill Intelligence Report. This weekly international newsletter reports on oil and chemical spills from pipelines and maritime incidents and their aftermath.