“Cradle-to-Grave”: Regulating Hazardous Waste From Generation to Disposal and Every Step In-Between

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) is the overarching federal management regime for the disposal of hazardous waste. This act dictates the different classifications of waste, such as hazardous, municipal, and industrial (non-hazardous), as well as the management requirements associated with each classification. It can be daunting [...]

By |2022-08-12T22:38:08-04:00August 9, 2022|Compliance, News|0 Comments

Fundamentals of SPCC Plans

The purpose of the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule, promulgated under 40 CFR 112, is to prevent discharge of oil into navigable waters of the U.S. or adjoining shore lines.  In order to better understand the SPCC rule, below are some of the fundamentals of the SPCC rule [...]

By |2022-08-12T22:37:39-04:00August 9, 2022|Compliance, News|0 Comments

Understanding Your Air Permit

Air permits can be overwhelming to read and understand. A facility’s air permit may include various applicable regulations, stack testing, preventative plan preparations, record keeping,  reporting and other requirements. It can be easy to miss a requirement if you do not fully comprehend a permit’s limits and conditions.  This article [...]

By |2022-04-25T16:43:43-04:00April 25, 2022|Compliance, News|0 Comments

Industrial Storm Water Permitting

Are you in compliance? Is your business subject to storm water permitting? Storm water programs are regulated by the EPA, State, and local authorities. However, most states are authorized to implement individual storm water NPDES permitting programs. The EPA remains the permitting authority in a few states, territories, and on [...]

By |2022-01-31T14:59:43-05:00January 31, 2022|Compliance, News|0 Comments

From “Oh No!” to “OK”: Effectively Responding the Moment You Discover an Environmental Problem

Environmental noncompliance happens.  Although each issue calls for its own type of response, there are best practices to promptly and effectively respond.  As a first step pause, carefully evaluate the compliance obligation, and consider the timing of any noncompliance and deadline.  For example, did you miss an internal deadline, like [...]

By |2020-08-11T13:56:16-04:00July 27, 2020|Compliance, News|0 Comments

Environmental Compliance Assurance Relationship With Glass Manufacturing Facilities

August Mack began a working relationship with an Ohio-based glass manufacturing company providing environmental compliance support services. Initial projects involved the completion of air emission inventories and a ventilation survey at their main facility. August Mack was later retained to provide continued environmental compliance assistance by implementing our Compliance Assurance [...]

By |2022-03-25T15:00:03-04:00June 9, 2020|eCAP, Projects|0 Comments

Recycling Facility Stormwater Review

August Mack was contracted to review the existing stormwater compliance management program at six scrap recycling centers and identify areas of improvement.    Following a review of each facility’s Notice of Intent, August Mack performed an inspection of each facility to determine if outfalls identified in past inspections continued to meet the regulatory definition of an outfall, as well as to locate any new [...]

By |2022-03-25T14:59:27-04:00June 9, 2020|Compliance, Projects|0 Comments

Make Change Good: Using eCAP® to Manage Personnel Changes

A valued member of your environmental, health and safety (EH&S) team is out for extended leave, leaves unexpectedly or their position is eliminated as part of a company-wide reorganization. You fill the position and train the new EH&S person only to have them leave after only six months and now [...]

By |2020-08-11T15:46:29-04:00April 20, 2020|eCAP, News|0 Comments
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