Nuances to RCRA

What are the nuances of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)? It was approved by Congress on October 21, 1976, or about six years after EPA was formed. RCRA was an amendment to the Solid Waste Disposal Act 0f 1965, note five years before EPA was formed. RCRA was [...]

By |2023-08-31T11:14:25-04:00August 11, 2023||0 Comments

Integrated Contingency Plans: Evaluating the Pros and Cons for Your Company’s Environmental Management System

Integrated Contingency Plans (ICPs), also known as the National Response Team’s One Plan, are becoming an increasingly popular approach for companies seeking to streamline their required written environmental documents. The goal of an ICP is to consolidate multiple regulations into a single, comprehensive document that outlines how a company will [...]

By |2023-04-21T15:09:17-04:00April 21, 2023|News|0 Comments

Negotiating On-Site Access For Vapor Intrusion

Vapor Intrusion (“VI”), or the migration of contaminant vapors from soil and groundwater into overlying structures, has been a significant topic in the environmental world for over 20 years.  Common contaminants associated with VI are volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which include gasoline constituents, such as benzene, and industrial degreasing and [...]

By |2022-10-12T10:51:27-04:00October 3, 2022|News, Site Closure|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

Environmental Ethics: How Does Your Ethical Yardstick Measure Up Against The Rest Of The Environmental Community?

To improve our understanding of environmental ethics we will explore some of the deeper ethical concerns with Risk-Based decision-making that drives a majority of federal and state environmental regulatory decisions. We will briefly discuss some moral philosophies that form a basis for the way western civilization views environmental values. We [...]

By |2022-01-04T14:14:04-05:00November 22, 2021||0 Comments

Environmental Ethics: How Does Your Ethical Yardstick Measure Up Against The Rest Of The Environmental Community?

To improve our understanding of environmental ethics we will explore some of the deeper ethical concerns with Risk-Based decision-making that drives a majority of federal and state environmental regulatory decisions. We will briefly discuss some moral philosophies that form a basis for the way western civilization views environmental values. We [...]

By |2021-11-22T14:36:34-05:00November 22, 2021||0 Comments

Flammables and Compressed Gases Best Management Practices

Flammables and compressed gases are two hazardous materials commonly found in nearly any facility.  From heavy industry, light industry and warehouses and nearly any facility resembling one of the three described.  Over the course of 30 years of experience best practices have changed as technology advanced. For example, a gasoline [...]

By |2021-10-18T09:53:57-04:00October 18, 2021|Compliance, News|0 Comments
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