Calvin Niss, Vice President, Air and Process Service Business Unit Manager at Trihydro Corporation. Mr. Niss has supervised and managed environmental projects in the petrochemical industry for over 25 years. His experience in the petrochemical industry includes numerous Clean Air Act compliance projects involving Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP (BWON), Consent Decree compliance, Hazardous Organic NESHAP (HON), leak detection and repair (LDAR), Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT), Miscellaneous Organic NESHAP (MON), and NSPS Subpart QQQ. As a senior air professional, Mr. Niss has been involved with over 50 refinery compliance audits. The majority of these compliance audits have focused on the BWON, Subpart QQQ, LDAR, and refinery MACT regulations.
Mr. Niss has worked with the BWON regulation for over 18 years and has conducted BWON audits at over 40 facilities. Mr. Niss is a recognizable national expert on refinery air compliance programs. In 2007, he was selected by USEPA to work on a BWON technical workgroup to evaluate potential amendments to the BWON regulation. Mr. Niss also sits on the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers’ Environmental Committee.
As a project administrator, he has developed air compliance projects for Trihydro at twelve chemical and petrochemical facilities. He has taken part in several multi-media facility environmental compliance audits. Additionally, he has provided expert testimony on both groundwater and air compliance issues, including testifying as an expert witness for the United States government on an air compliance case involving the Clean Air Act in the state of Texas.