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Does a Landfill Ever Really Close?

Do you or a friend own or operate a landfill?  Is your landfill near the end of its “Post-Closure Care” period?  If so, you are not alone. August Mack has received a number of requests from responsible parties that have one or more landfills that are approaching the end of the post-closure period (typically 30 … more »

Hindsight in 2020: More EPA Regulations on the Horizon

Toxic Release Inventory Reporting December 2019 was a busy month for environmental regulatory changes. On December 20, 2019 the signed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020 added certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of chemicals subject to annual Toxic Release Inventory (Form R) reporting. PFAS are a group of man-made compounds … more »

Polishing Up on the Solvent-Contaminated Wipes Rule

The EPA defines a wipe as “a woven or non-woven shop towel, rag, pad, or swab made of wood pulp, fabric, cotton, polyester blends, or other material.” Regulatory guidelines for the Solvent-Contaminated Wipes Rule, also known as the “Wipes Rule,” were finalized in 2013. The purpose of this rule was to provide a consistent regulatory … more »

Creek Remediation

August Mack and and its subsidiary collaborated to design and build an interim Measure (IM) to protect and improve a local Indianapolis waterway, Pleasant Run Creek (PRC). The primary objectives of the project were to identify, evaluate and remediate areas within a former manufactured gas plant (MGP) site that were impacting or had the potential … more »

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