Nowadays, the ultimate market requirement is environment-oriented products
and services. This calls for adjusting the corporate management
to both the international quality standards (ISO 14000) and the
environment legislation in force.
In the past 10 years, Appraisal has been rendering the following services:
ELECTRONIC TIGHTNESS TANK TESTS
In order to look for leaks in a SASC (Fuel
Underground Storage System), Appraisal uses technology of Alert
Technology (USA) and the standards of EPA (Environment Protection
Agency - USA), based on which it is possible to detect minor leaks,
thus avoiding contamination of the environment.
As per Resolution 273 of Conama (Brazilian Council of the Environment),
this test is mandatory for all SACs.
EMERGENCY SERVICE TEAM (EPAE)
An emergency team is a must for fuel stations, industrial facilities
and carriers of chemical products, in order to rapidly respond to
accidents, before serious damage to the environment occurs. With
21 teams throughout the country, SOS Appraisal Cotec, a subsidiary
of Appraisal Avaliações e Engenharia, has the best
and major emergency service structure in Brazil, set up based on
its own experience and transfer of technology from Boots & Coots
Resolution 273 of Conama (Brazilian Council of the Environment)
requires an EPAE contract for all SACs.
ADEQUATE DISPOSAL OF RESIDUES
Industrial facilities and fuel stations
generate hazardous residues that must be collected, moved and disposed
of, in accordance with stringent environmental regulations.
Appraisal renders this service required by Resolution 273 of Conama (Brazilian
Council of the Environment) and as per standard NBR 10.004, classes
II and III.
Appraisal team is well acquainted with the handling of solid residues. At
present, the Brazilian Congress is discussing a bill developed to
change the existing situation in Brazil, where just 22% of solid
residues are adequately handled.
INSPECTION & RECOVERY OF POLLUTED AREAS
An area suspected of being contaminated
must be checked and the potential impact must be assessed, before
recovery actions can be implemented.
Appraisal uses cutting-edge technology to recover polluted areas and determine
the "environmental liabilities". As per Brazilian applicable
law, damage to the environment is treated as corporate liabilities.
As per Resolution 273 of Conama (Brazilian
Council of the Environment), all SACs and SAACs (Fuel Underground
& Aerial Storage Systems) must be licensed by the State Environment
Agency. Such systems exist in fuel stations, industrial facilities
and companies that need local fuel supply.
Appraisal has a qualified team to assist with and obtain all documentation
required to this end.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES
Appraisal technical team can render
environmental consulting services, including from a legal viewpoint,
because it has a business partnership with major law firms specialized
in environmental matters.