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

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 |2022-09-30T10:54:15-04:00April 25, 2022|News, Site Closure|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

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

Flammable Liquids 101: Understanding OSHA Facility Requirements

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 |2022-08-17T13:48:10-04:00July 27, 2020|Compliance, News|0 Comments

Exceptions to Michigan’s Environmental Liability Protection Program and Michigan’s Due Care Obligations

It is well known to the purchasers/lessors of real estate within Michigan that there is a protocol that was established in 1995 by the former Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), known as the Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA) that provides environmental liability protection to new owners/occupants of contaminated land.  However, [...]

By |2020-08-11T13:32:44-04:00July 27, 2020|Due Diligence, News|0 Comments

Watershed: The Flint Water Crisis and EPA Lead Exposure Thresholds

The Flint drinking water crisis started in the spring of 2014 when Flint, Michigan changed its public water supply source to the Flint River and officials failed to apply corrosion inhibitors to the water. The lack of corrosion inhibitors caused lead to leach from aging supply lines and contaminate the [...]

By |2020-08-11T16:15:53-04:00February 19, 2020|Building Sciences, Due Diligence, News|0 Comments
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