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

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

Industrial Hygiene Sampling: Why, When, How, What If?

Dust, fumes, and other airborne hazards are ubiquitous among some industries. Following regulations that control airborne hazards can seem daunting especially in industries where dust and airborne chemicals are a virtually unavoidable result of their processes. Fortunately, industrial hygiene (IH) sampling (sometimes referred to as occupational hygiene sampling) is an [...]

By |2021-10-18T09:13:47-04:00October 18, 2021|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

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

56 Site Gas Station Portfolio

August Mack was retained by a law firm in Indiana on behalf of an oil company to perform a series of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) pending the sale of the company. The job included a total of 56 sites, consisting of active gas stations with attached convenience stores [...]

By |2020-08-11T15:53:04-04:00February 27, 2020|Due Diligence, Projects|0 Comments

Hindsight in 2020: More EPA Regulations on the Horizon

Toxic Release Inventory Reporting December 2019 was a busy month for environmental regulatory changes. On December 20, 2019 the signed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020 added certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of chemicals subject to annual Toxic Release Inventory (Form R) reporting. PFAS are [...]

By |2020-08-11T16:12:29-04:00February 19, 2020|Compliance, eCAP, News|0 Comments

Creek Remediation

August Mack and and its subsidiary collaborated to design and build an interim Measure (IM) to protect and improve a local Indianapolis waterway, Pleasant Run Creek (PRC). The primary objectives of the project were to identify, evaluate and remediate areas within a former manufactured gas plant (MGP) site that were [...]

By |2022-03-25T14:57:16-04:00December 3, 2019|Projects, Site Closure|0 Comments
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