Regulatory  & Compliance

We are a full-service firm focused on the oilfield.

OTA Environmental provides compliance and regulatory services at the local level by having field offices in the major shale and conventional basins of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Our diverse staff of environmental scientists and engineers understand the everyday difficulties and demands that go along with managing and resolving environmental issues in the oil patch, the office, and with stakeholders.

Our sister companies develop products and services for the oil and gas industry.

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& Wellhead Compression

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Burner Control, and Dual Purpose Flares

Specializing in Environmental
Compliance Solutions

Response Stakeholder Compliance Concerns

Landowner/Surface Owner Concerns

Response to State or Federal Agency Directives

Regulatory Negotiations

Support Environmental Insurance Claims


Air Analysis


Regular SPCC and Compliance Inspections

Pipeline Impact Evaluations

Right of Way Assessments

Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments

Pipeline SWPPP Compliance Inspections

Leak Surveys

Emissions Inventory

Environmental Audits Wetland Delineation

Spill Prevention, Control,  & Countermeasure Plans (SPCC)

During your initial planning phase, OTA can determine which of your facilities would require a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan per the applicability criteria specified in 40 CFR, Part 112.1 and 112.9.

SPCC Plan applicability determinations can be accomplished through site visits and a thorough review of topographic maps, aerial photographs, site-specific precipitation data, site drainage pathways, prior spill history, storage capacity, and proximity of each site to navigable waters.

Based upon the SPCC Plan applicability determinations, OTA will prepare Certified Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans to prevent discharges of oil to navigable waters.

The primary elements that OTA Environmental includes for each SPCC Plan are:

Adequate passive diked secondary containment around bulk storage containers (110% of the volume of the largest container or volume of largest containers plus rainfall from a 24-hour 25-year storm water event)

Equipment Inventories

Site Diagrams and descriptions of all ongoing activities, equipment, piping, and storage present at the station

Environmental equivalence descriptions and rationale for active (i.e., non-passive) containment

Adequate site security to protect against vandalism

Site visits and facility inspections

SPCC Plan certified by a Professional Engineer

Incident Investigation,
Characterization, & Reporting

Release Investigations

Spill Response Coordination

Third Party Site Characterization/Sampling

Remediation Design, Planning, and Implementation

Water Quality Sampling

Monitor Well Installation

Surface and Subsurface Sampling

Data Evaluation & Reporting

Voluntary Cleanup Program Management


Air Compliance & Permitting

Leak Detection and Repair

Emissions Inventory

Greenhouse Gas Reporting

Method 22

Direct Measurement

View the full list of air compliance services here.

LOCAL regulatory and compliance support FOR the oil and gas sector. WE HAVE field offices established in THE major basins