Asbestos And Your Responsibilities As a Business Owner

In my eighteen (18) years as consultant, I’ve seen a lot of oversight of environmental regulations (regs) by a number of clients. Typically, these oversights are not due to negligence. Rather, I find, it’s purely a lack of awareness of the environmental regs that apply to their specific industry. If [...]

By |2022-08-18T08:39:26-04:00August 17, 2022|Building Sciences, News|0 Comments

Flammable Liquids: An Introduction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed the flammable liquids standard to provide guidance on identifying, storing, and managing these materials. In 2012, OSHA revised the flammable liquids standard to incorporate the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). This revision changed the standard from “Flammable and Combustible Liquids” to “Flammable Liquids” [...]

By |2022-08-19T10:33:35-04:00August 17, 2022|Compliance, News|0 Comments

“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

Vapor Intrusion – Beware of Biased Results

Vapor Intrusion, or “VI” occurs when there is migration of vapor-forming chemicals from any subsurface source into an overlying building, negatively effecting the quality of the indoor air. VI quickly became and has continued to be a hot button topic for the environmental consulting field. This is due to the [...]

By |2022-04-25T16:38:37-04:00April 25, 2022|News, Site Closure|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

Environmental Ethics: How Does Your Ethical Yardstick Measure Up?

How do you as an individual know what is right and what is wrong? How do we as a society determine what is moral? Where are those individual and/or societal lessons learned? The concepts of right and wrong have been debated for centuries and continue to this day. To improve [...]

By |2022-01-31T14:36:41-05:00January 31, 2022|News|0 Comments

A 2022 Refresher on Tier IIs

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) guides August Mack through the Tier II reporting season at the beginning of each new year. EPCRA was passed by Congress in 1986 in response to environmental concerns about the storage and handling of toxic chemicals. President Reagan signed EPCRA into law, [...]

By |2022-01-31T13:24:41-05:00January 31, 2022|Compliance, News|0 Comments

#LookbackFriday: Environmental Edition

Several of the most popular social media trends to recently sweep social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all have a common theme – looking back at the past and comparing it to today. Challenges like “10 Year Challenge!” “How it Went…How It’s Going” or “#LookbackFriday” are interesting to [...]

By |2022-01-31T10:43:31-05:00January 31, 2022|Due Diligence, News|0 Comments

When Asbestos Inspections Are Required

As an asbestos inspector, this must be the number one misconception that most of my clients have about whether or not they need an asbestos survey. For some reason the conversation always ends up going a little something like this: Client: “Yeah business is really good and we are getting [...]

By |2021-11-22T16:17:23-05:00November 22, 2021|Building Sciences, News|Comments Off on When Asbestos Inspections Are Required
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