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

Ohio’s Cessation of Regulated Operations Program

Abandoned sites can be damaging to the environment and can lead to expensive cleanups. Take for example the former Dayton Tire and Rubber Facility. In 1987, vandals entered the closed tire and rubber plant to recover salvageable materials. While removing copper cores from electric transformers remaining at the facility, the [...]

By |2022-04-29T12:57:52-04:00April 29, 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

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

Closure – What Does It Mean?

Closure is generally defined as the point of the project where no additional investigation or remediation activities are required and the regulatory agency has provided a letter to that effect.  It is the point in the project that all responsible parties want to achieve, and in most cases, must achieve, preferably [...]

By |2021-11-22T16:29:41-05:00August 9, 2021|News|0 Comments

Lessening The Stress – Air Compliance Inspection and Evaluation

A regulatory environmental compliance site inspection and evaluation can be one of the most stressful events for environmental managers. The EPA’s “Clean Air Act Stationary Source Compliance Monitoring Strategy” suggests a full compliance evaluation by the state or regional office at least once every two years for New Source Performance [...]

By |2022-09-01T13:03:41-04:00June 25, 2021|Compliance, News|0 Comments

Key Annual RCRA Notifications for SQG and VSQG’s

Two agency notifications may be required for Small Quantity Generators (SQG’s) and Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG’s).  VSQG’s were formerly known as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG’s).   The 2016 Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule requires SQG’s to re-notify the US EPA or state agency concerning their hazardous waste activities.  [...]

By |2021-04-15T16:51:54-04:00April 15, 2021|Due Diligence, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding Soil Management Plans

Cleaning up contaminated properties can take a long time at great expense. In most cases, conducting a completely “clean” cleanup is not always feasible and can be cost-prohibitive. As a result, risk-based closures are becoming more common, which means residual contamination remains behind and environmental restrictions are applied to the [...]

By |2021-02-12T08:48:07-05:00January 6, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do I Really Need An Asbestos Survey, Even If The Property Was Constructed After 1980?

As a seasoned 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 [...]

By |2021-02-12T08:25:47-05:00December 11, 2020|Due Diligence, News|0 Comments

Understanding the Changes To AP-42 Storage Tank Emissions and How It Affects Your Facility

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) finalized its revisions to emissions calculations methods used for organic liquid storage tanks found in AP-42 Chapter 7, Section 7.1 in November 2019. These methods were developed by the American Petroleum Institute (API) for fixed and floating roof tanks. The revisions addressed [...]

By |2020-11-20T10:25:12-05:00October 19, 2020|Compliance, News|0 Comments
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