We are excited to welcome Christina Stoner to the eSPARC team as a summer intern!! Christina is a rising senior at Rice University here in Houston studying Earth Science with a focus in Geochemistry and a minor in Environmental Studies. After a wonderful experience shadowing with eSPARC last January through an externship program, she is excited to … Continue reading "eSPARC Welcomes Christina Stoner!"
Regulatory Update: 2020 Final NEPA RulePosted on
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) published its final rule on July 16, 2020 updating the regulations implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the first time in over 40 years. Please review our regulatory update for more information and a summary of the final rule.
The eSPARC office has moved!Posted on
We are excited about this new chapter that we are about to embark upon.
Environmental Support for Energy Asset Mergers and AcquisitionsPosted on
eSPARC analyzes the environmental risks and liabilities for power, upstream, and midstream portfolios. Our experience includes: Support for over $4B in realized acquisitions Evaluations of: 200+ Oil Wells, 100+ Compressor Stations, and 50+ Gas Plants 8 Gas Storage Facilities, 9 Terminals 10,000+ Miles of Pipelines 30+ Power Plants Including Natural Gas, Coal, Oil, Biomass, Wind, … Continue reading "Environmental Support for Energy Asset Mergers and Acquisitions"
eSPARC Sponsors Pipeliners Association of Houston FishoutPosted on
eSPARC attended and sponsored this annual fishing tournament that raises funds for the Pipelines Association of Houston Scholarships.
45Q Carbon Storage Tax Credit Regulations ProposedPosted on
On May 28, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued a long-awaited proposal governing how companies can claim federal tax credits for carbon oxides, including carbon dioxide (“CO2”), storage under section 45Q of the federal tax code. The proposed rule impacts those who physically or contractually ensure the capture and disposal of qualified carbon oxide, … Continue reading "45Q Carbon Storage Tax Credit Regulations Proposed"
Permits by Rule Supplemental Table for Texas Title V PermitsPosted on
Texas Title V permits will now incorporate permit by rule (PBR) requirements. Beginning August 1, 2020, all site operating permit (SOP) and general operating permit (GOP) applications for initial and renewal projects, and significant revisions more than two years from renewal will be required to include the new Permits by Rule Supplemental Table (Form OP-PBRSUP). … Continue reading "Permits by Rule Supplemental Table for Texas Title V Permits"
eSPARC is prepared for COVID-19Posted on
At eSPARC, we are taking action to guarantee a healthy and safe working environment for our and clients and employees.
Proposed Changes to NSPS OOOO and OOOOaPosted on
On August 28, 2019, the EPA published proposed rule changes affecting NSPS OOOO and OOOOa oil and gas regulations and have entered a sixty-day public comment period. The EPA has developed two proposals, one they describe as “primary” and the other as “alternative”. The primary proposal seeks to accomplish two things. First, to remove the … Continue reading "Proposed Changes to NSPS OOOO and OOOOa"
eSPARC Welcomes Derek FurstenwerthPosted on
We are pleased to announce that Mr. Derek Furstenwerth has joined eSPARC as a Vice President of Operations. Mr. Furstenwerth has over 28 years of experience in environmental program management, environmental and energy policy advocacy, acquisition and divestiture support, licensing and permitting, and operations excellence. He began his career as a junior engineer at Houston Lighting … Continue reading "eSPARC Welcomes Derek Furstenwerth"