Regulatory Compliance Services


Higgins provides our clients with regulatory compliance services  related to the environmental and safety operations for their facilities. Our specialties include the following:

SPCC Plans

Higgins assists clients in developing programs that meet the requirements of US EPA regulations in Title 40, CFR, Part 112.  Higgins has prepared hundreds of SPCC plans for its clients ranging from simple oil changing facilities, oil and gas production facilities and well fields, to large complex manufacturing or multimedia facilities.

Higgins extensive experience allows us to navigate the comprehensive regulations governing SPCC plans in a fast and cost effective manner. Often Higgins is brought in following a regulatory inspection. We then work with the regulatory agency to quickly address concerns and to produce the necessary plans. This often eliminates or leads to reduced enforcement actions against our clients.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Numerous industrial facilities require a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP). Additionally, large construction projects require a SWPPP before construction activities begin. Higgins assists clients in developing plans that identify potential sources of pollution that may affect stormwater discharge quality. Higgins also helps clients to implement best management practices (BMP’s) that reduce pollutants in stormwater discharges to assure compliance with permit conditions.

Compliance Audits

Agency Audits: Higgins has the experience and expertise to assist clients though the regulatory audit and inspection process. Whether it’s OSHA responding to a workplace complaint / incident or receiving a citation from a regulatory agency on a compliance issue, Higgins can assist clients and their legal counsel in navigating the regulatory process.

Safety Compliance: Higgins assists our clients with preparation of written safety programs and working with managers and employees to embrace a safety-driven culture. Higgins can assist you with tracking your safety goals, OSHA rates, compliance training and incidents, and corrective measures. We will help you to make your work environment safer and more productive.

Regulatory Compliance: Higgins assists clients to comply with regulations such as those for spill reporting, UST management, SPCC Plans, stormwater control, and waste management and disposal.