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Kinectrics offers solutions to utilities to assist in full compliance with EPA regulations in order to prevent fish entry and reduce fish entrainment and impingement.

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Environmental Technologies – 316(b)

Unique environmental expertise and experience for the successful management of 316(b) and other generation industry regulations.

Managing 316(b) compliance effectively  

Managing compliance with 316(b) involves a thorough step-by-step scientific review that includes the establishment of applicability criteria, precise determination of required performance standards and detailed assessment of best technology options to implement a cost-effective plan for compliance.

For each step Kinectrics gives you the advantage of superior, specialized environmental expertise and established research capabilities, complemented by broad-based experience in the utilities industry.

Expert environmental support

Comprehensive, knowledge-based study is critical for success and Kinectrics can help your enterprise achieve full 316(b) compliance. We offer effective, specialized methodologies (including sampling techniques, live-dead entrainment assessment, and data analysis) for studying and/or evaluating entrainment and impingement events at once-through cooling facilities. Kinectrics conducts and establishes baseline studies of entrainment / impingement and pilot projects involving BTA assessment.

Internationally recognized scientists and rigorous research

Kinectrics is established as a world leader in developing and evaluating a variety of fish diversion technologies, with particular emphasis on cost-effective behavioral systems and reliable fish return systems.  Our team of scientists and engineers have published in numerous referred journals and written over 100 reports on entrainment and impingement. Kinectrics holds several patents on fish diversion technology.

A full range of environmental services 

Kinectrics is registered to ISO 9001 and offers a wide range of environmental services:

  • Establish timelines for unit value baseline and BTA assessment
  • Evaluate BTA systems using state-of-the-art sampling equipment and procedures
  • Analysis of current biologicals impinged or killed on intake structures
  • Impact assessment of station (including adverse environmental impact indicators)
  • Review of intake structure design and best technology available
  • BTA comparison to protecting wetlands or restoring degraded habitat 
  • Cost benefit analysis of technology for entrainment/impingement reduction
  • Recommendations and solutions of BTA with cost to benefit relationships
  • Financial review of alternatives
  • Specific recommendations and expected results