Apex Environmental is an Approved Inspection Authority (AIA) providing expert services to businesses requiring various environmental monitoring services. We are authorised to perform a variety of environmental monitoring projects of any size and complexity.
Apex Environmental is registered in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993) (SANS 1929:2005) and has been approved by the Department of Employment and Labour as a Type A, Approved Inspection Authority: Occupational Hygiene.
Apex Environmental is additionally accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO/IEC 17020:2012 by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS).
Our state-of-the-art instrumentation and staff of experienced environmental monitoring technicians are here to ensure that your business complies with the most up to date South African environmental monitoring standards. Apex Environmental works with top ISO17020 accredited laboratories to ensure high quality results across all our services.
South African Environmental Monitoring Regulations
Apex Environmental follow national and international procedures and techniques to conduct environmental monitoring for example the ASTM D1739-70 method to measure dust fallout; the SANS 10103:2008 method to measure environmental noise; the SANS 831 method to conduct Legionella Risk Assessments.
We have over ten years of experience measuring the dust fallout, environmental noise, ambient air quality, soil, and water countrywide.
eThekwini Environmental Monitoring Regulations
Apex Environmental conducts environmental monitoring in accordance with the eThekwini municipality by-Laws such as the eThekwini Air Quality By-Law, 2020; the Nuisances and Behaviour in Public Places By-law, 2015; Stormwater Management By-law, 2020 as well as the eThekwini Scheduled Activities By-law. The eThekwini Scheduled Activities By-law applies to all areas which fall under the jurisdiction of the eThekwini Municipality and came into effect on 13th February 2021. The purpose of the by-law is to regulate activities that have a potential impact on the environment Scheduled activities require written permission from the municipality and are required to submit a permit to ensure compliance. If your company is undertaking a scheduled activity and you require assistance with complying with the requirements of the permit or if you require assistance with applying for the permit, please get in touch with us.
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Ambient Air Monitoring
Fence-line monitoring – the purpose of the monitoring is to quantitatively determine the ambient (fence line) pollutant concentrations that could potentially be released from operations occurring on site.
Ambient Dust Fallout Monitoring – covers the procedure for collecting and analyzing the contents of monthly dustfall containers for total and ignited water-soluble and/or insoluble settleable particles.
Dust Management Plan (DMP) – Apex compiles Dust Management Plans (DMP) in accordance with the requirements of the National Dust Control Regulations (National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 2004 (Act 39 of 2004)) and to meet local authority requirements.
Environmental Noise Monitoring – the assessment will focus on establishing the presence and likelihood of any Environmental Noise Impacts on residential receptors located around your site.
Environmental Risk Assessments
Environmental Site Assessments – involves the evaluation and reporting of existing information collected through records and document review, a site visit and interviews with environmental representatives and management.
Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Inspection Survey utilising US-EPA Method 21 – determines any potential leaks from any operational / process equipment, pipe work, storage tanks and vessels.
Legionella Risk Assessment – enables the risk to be determined and for appropriate measures to be implemented to quantify the risk (via monitoring if necessary) and to reduce or control the risk.
Odour Management Plan (OMP) – determines the impact that nuisance odours from industry may have on nearby sensitive receptors sites such as surrounding residential and commercial areas. The OMP allows companies to implement an action plan as employees detect an odour or when complaints are received from local businesses or residents.
Particulate Matter (PM) Monitoring for
Total Suspended Particles (TSP)
Soil Sampling – utilised to determine whether operations have contaminated the soil and the extent of the contamination.
Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) – aims to comply with the requirements set out in the eThekwini Municipality: Stormwater Management By-Law, 2017.
Water Monitoring and Water Sampling
Effluent – Metro Limits Sewage Disposal (Schedule A)
Storm Water SAGS 2013 DWAF Limits for Wastewater Discharge
Potable Water – SANS 241:2015 Drinking water – Treated
Legionella – SANS 893-1,2:2018 & SANS 11731
Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)
Apex Environmental does not conduct Environmental Impact Assessments. We can, however, advise whether your project requires an EIA or an Environmental Site Assessment. Contact us here for any related enquiries.
Other Air Quality Services offered by Apex Environmental
In addition to the services offered by our emissions testing department, the Apex Environmental Monitoring division offers the following Air Quality services: