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Common Violations of The Clean Air Act

Recent enforcement statistics from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show that enforcement penalties have increased approximately 7% in 2023 from the maximum penalties in 2022, and those resulting from a  Clean Air Act violation ranged from 55,000 to $117,000 daily, and 446,000 maximum per violation. The EPA or the state [...]

By |2024-07-16T09:55:19-04:00July 16, 2024|Compliance, News|0 Comments

Emerging Trends in PFAS Litigation: What You Need to Know

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have historically been used across various industries such as aerospace, biotechnology, and textiles, for their water-resistant and stain-resistant properties. However, over the past two decades, PFAS have come under significant litigation and regulatory scrutiny due to their persistence in the environment and potential health risks. [...]

By |2024-06-11T12:40:00-04:00June 11, 2024|News, PFAS|0 Comments

PFAS in 2024: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?

Last year, August Mack provided articles and webinars describing the likely forthcoming regulations for chemicals commonly referred to as “PFAS” or “per-and polyfluoryoalkyl substances”.  Well that time has arrived.  In April 2024, the U.S. EPA issued “the first ever national, legally enforceable drinking water standard to protect communities from exposure [...]

By |2024-06-11T12:45:46-04:00June 11, 2024|News, PFAS|0 Comments

Are You Ready? EPA’s Concurrent Data Calls for TSCA

Many companies are already familiar with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) having been required to provide in depth information to the EPA in 2016 and in 2020 on the quantities manufactured or imported of certain chemicals along with their industrial processing and use, consumer and commercial applications, potential exposure [...]

By |2024-06-11T12:57:43-04:00June 11, 2024|Compliance, News|0 Comments

PFAS: No Longer “Non-Scope”

In April 2024, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice that a final rule for publication will be submitted, designating Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) as “hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The final rule was published on May 8, 2024, [...]

By |2024-06-11T12:25:45-04:00June 11, 2024|Due Diligence, News|0 Comments

Catching & Correcting OSHA’s Top 10 – Training Requirements

The OSHA Top 10 is a list of the most cited violations in a given fiscal year (October 1 – September 30). Inspectors are on high alert for these violations and are likely to issue citations for them. OSHA violations begin at $16,131 per violation per day. If that violation [...]

By |2024-04-29T11:27:48-04:00April 29, 2024|Compliance|0 Comments

Unlocking Opportunities: Funding Strategies for Brownfield Redevelopment Under Act 2 in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's Land Recycling Program, Act 2, serves as a beacon of hope in the state's endeavor to revitalize blighted and contaminated properties, commonly known as brownfields. This legislative framework offers a streamlined pathway for the cleanup and redevelopment of these sites, aiming to transform them into valuable assets for communities [...]

By |2024-04-29T10:27:52-04:00April 18, 2024|Site Closure|0 Comments

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Spotlight: Health and Safety

ESG Sustainability, a broad concept, is better understood when applied to topics within the parameters of Environmental, Social, and Governance, or ESG. ESG topics, although wide in variety, offer specific, measurable topics on which organizations can focus. For example, ESG topics can range from quantification of energy and emissions resulting [...]

By |2024-04-18T14:48:43-04:00April 18, 2024|Sustainability|0 Comments

Remediation Technologies to Address Chlorinated Solvent Contamination

Chlorinated solvents like tetrachloroethene (PCE) and trichloroethene (TCE) are man-made chemicals typically used in industrial applications, such as metal de-greasing or dry cleaning. When introduced to the environment through historical or current activities (e.g., waste management practices, manufacturing processes, spills, etc.), chlorinated solvents can lead to persistent contamination of soil [...]

By |2024-02-29T13:32:18-05:00January 30, 2024|News|0 Comments
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