The Montrose team offers a variety of services for natural gas producers, ranging from regulatory compliance, permitting and consulting to wastewater consulting, and emission testing services. With locations conveniently located throughout the U.S. and Canada adjacent to many plants and transmission pipelines, we offer integrated services for the unique requirements of the natural gas industry.

Testing services include source testing, laboratory analysis, LDAR, and ambient air monitoring. Our source testing and LDAR teams have extensive experience in testing to demonstrate compliance with federal, state and local regulations.   We’ve developed innovative methods for on-site analysis of VOCs and routinely leverage our internal laboratories for complex projects.  Our LDAR teams offer an array of services from consulting and FEMP plan development, to testing with optical gas imaging cameras, inspections, maintenance, and data management. Our cutting-edge ambient air testing team provides solutions to issues including routine particulate and criteria pollutants as well as setting up and operating meteorological stations.  We’ve successfully completed thousands of tests at natural gas sites in the U.S. and Canada since 2005.

The environmental permitting and regulatory compliance team at Montrose helps our natural gas clients achieve and maintain regulatory compliance with federal, state and local regulations throughout the U.S.  Our team members have decades of experience — so we can take on the toughest challenges and deliver successful outcomes without hesitation.

In addition to the skilled teams listed above, our soil and groundwater remediation, planning and ecosystem consulting, and water treatment teams routinely solve the most complex problems related to designing, building, and operating plants and pipelines in this market.

For more specific services related to our offerings, please see below.

Natural Gas Industry Services

  • Testing
    • Engine and Turbine Testing for NOx, CO, Formaldehyde, and VOCs (Total Non-methane and Speciated)
    • Source Testing for Criteria Pollutants and Hazardous Air Pollutants
    • Speciated, Real-time Organics Testing by EPA Methods 18 (Gas chromatography) and 320 (FTIR)
    • Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEMS) Testing, including Relative Accuracy Test Audits (RATA), Calibration Gas Audits (CGA), Quarterly Relative Accuracy Audits (RAA), and Linearity Checks – 40 CFR Part 60 and Part 75
    • Installation and Operation of Temporary Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS), including FTIR
    • Portable NOx and CO Testing
    • Ambient Air Sampling Studies of Gas Production Sites for VOC, PM, and Odors
    • Control Equipment Engineering and Performance Guarantee Testing, including SCR Tuning and Optimization
  • Lab Services
    • Speciated Sulfur Compound Analysis using ASTM-D5504
    • Speciated Hydrocarbon Analysis using EPA Method 18
  • Leak Detection and Measurement using EPA Method 21
  • Leak Detection using Optical Gas Imaging (Alternative Work Practice)
  • Leak Detection using Remote Methane Leak Detection
  • Greenhouse Gas Surveys (Leak Detection using OGI and Emission Measurement using a Variety of Quantification Technologies)
  • Gas and Wastewater Sampling
  • Tank Inspections, Tank Maintenance
  • Consulting and Support Services including Inspection and Maintenance Plans, Custom Regulatory Training, Third Party Audits, Emissions Inventory, and Fugitive Emission Management Program (FEMP) Development
  • Data Management & Reporting Software including, Centralized Online Database, Custom Field Data Entry Software, and Customized Reporting
  • Cooling Tower Blowdown Treatment Alternative Analysis and Feasibility Studies
  • Preliminary Design Reports and Associated Cost Estimates
  • Detailed Design Services for Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Water and Wastewater Turnkey Projects including Equipment Procurement
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment System Installation and Engineering Services During Construction
  • Water and Wastewater System Startup and Commissioning
  • Air Permitting – New Construction, Modifications, and Renewals, PSD, Title V, Synthetic Minor
  • Agency Negotiations, Addressing Public Comments and Petitions
  • Permitting Evaluations – Assessing Requirements for Potential Projects, Including Complex Air Dispersion Modeling, to Identify the Optimal Permitting Approach
  • Air Recordkeeping and Reporting – Preparing Quarterly, Semiannual, and Annual Compliance Reports
  • GHG Mandatory Reporting – Preparing and Submitting Annual GHG Reports
  • EPCRA 313 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting
  • EPCRA 312 Tier II Hazardous Material Storage Reporting
  • NPDES Storm Water Industrial Permitting and Reporting
  • NPDES Wastewater Discharge Permitting and Reporting
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Archeological Studies and Monitoring
  • Consultation with Tribal Governments (Native Americans/Indian Tribes)
  • NEPA Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements
  • Biological Studies and Monitoring
  • Environmental Constraints Analysis
  • Net Environmental Benefit Analysis (NEBA) for Site Remediation, NEPA, and Mitigation/Restoration Planning
  • Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Spill Response and Planning
  • Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA)
  • Land Eco Asset Valuation
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans