For the past 30 years, Intergulf Corp. has been a known leader in liquids management for plants and refineries on the greater Gulf Coast and throughout the nation. The company has built a solid reputation within the industry by specializing in wastewater processing and recycling oils and fuels. It is because of this reputation Intergulf was able to attain a new permit expansion during a volatile time in the industry.
“We are very excited about this permit expansion and being able to offer another reputable treatment option to the market,” said Intergulf President Brandon Velek. “This permit allows us to accept more waste streams from our customers.”
The company’s expanded capabilities now include the acceptance and treatment of hazardous waste thanks to a permit it received from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
“When we submitted our application to the TCEQ, there were some very public events taking place within our industry, which casted a big shadow on our hopes for making this successful,” said Velek. “We had no problem assuring the state we did not intend to follow in these competitors’ footsteps.”
Intergulf’s TCEQ permit expands upon its solid waste permit and allows the company to treat hazardous waste. The wastewater treatment exemption allows third-party hazardous waste treatment facilities to accept hazardous waste that can ultimately be treated by the receiving facility or by the publicly owned treatment works as long as the two are connected via pipeline, and as long as the effluent meets EPA’s centralized waste treatment standards and local parameters. All effluent waters from this process will be sent to Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority’s (GCWDA) Bayport facility in Pasadena, Texas, via pipeline.
“We are very thankful to have GCWDA as a reliable, responsible outlet for our effluent water,” said Marc Sansom, general manager of Intergulf’s Bayport facility.
Intergulf’s treatment operations have been modified to accommodate the new waste acceptance capabilities. The company can now provide wastewater treatment options to generators of hazardous wastewaters that carry the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste codes D001, D002, D003, D018, D019, D021, D022, D023, D024, D025, D026, D027, D028, D029, D035, D036, D037, D038, D039, D040, D041, D042 and D043. Intergulf has been operating this plant for almost 15 years and has built a solid customer base, which includes some of the largest petrochemical and refining companies in the world.
“We have trusted Intergulf to handle our waste water and recyclables for more than 10 years and have been very satisfied with its performance from both a service and regulatory standpoint,” said The Dow Chemical Co.’s Environment, Health and Safety Manager Prentice Wilson. “Intergulf’s trucks arrive on time and with the proper paperwork. If there are problems with the loads, the company communicates quickly and effectively to resolve any issues that may arise.”
“We also switched to using Intergulf’s treatment and recycling services three years ago and the company always tries to bring sound and creative solutions to the challenges we face,” said Robin Barnard, environmental coordinator at Oiltanking.
Intergulf’s plan to approach this new capability from a conservative standpoint mirrors its management style and corporate philosophy.
“We believe in doing things the right way, especially from a regulatory standpoint, which in turn creates confidence in our customers we care about their risk and liability as much as we do about our own,” said Intergulf COO Marc Sansom.
Intergulf offers a wide range of products and services, including products blending and training and much more. The company has two other facilities, the 225 facility houses its distillation plant, fuel blending operations and transportation fleet, and the Marine facility is home to the waterfront terminal where the company’s two slop oil barges, wastewater barge, refined products barge, 1,800 horsepower tugboat and various shore tanks are held.
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