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Environment Health and Safety

The Need for an Effective Hazardous Waste Management System

Proper waste management is an essential part of society’s public and environmental health. Hazardous waste, if handled improperly, can cause substantial harm to the environment as well as to the human health.

The management of hazardous waste is high on the environmental agenda- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires organizations to comply with the hazardous waste […]

Effective Management of Sediment Dredge Material Evaluations

Dredging is essential for the construction and maintenance of the marine infrastructure upon which our economic prosperity is dependent. The ongoing operational and technical challenges along with various regulatory requirements in dredging projects require effective dredging materials evaluations project management to ensure cost-efficient operations.

Based on the Permittee’s requirements and United States Army Corps of […]

NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule

On September 24, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the final electronic reporting rule which requires NPDES regulated entities to file certain reports and permit related data electronically instead of filing paper reports by using EPA’s NPDES Electronic Reporting Tool (NeT) and NETDMR (for DMR data) portal or the equivalent state version of it.

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EPA Tanks 4.09d: What is Next?

v This computer software program calculates volatile organic compound (VOC) and hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from storage tanks to stay in sync with compliance and constant regulatory changes. The desktop software manages different types of tanks, as stated below:Vertical and horizontal fixed roof tanksInternal and external floating roof tanksDomed external floating roof tanksUnderground […]

Port of Houston Poised for Big Growth

With hopes for a bright future and thriving watercourse, the initial evaluation and research for the new Houston Ship Channel Expansion Channel Improvement study is underway. This potential mega-project represents a great opportunity to modernize the Houston shipping channels and help assure that the Port of Houston continues to serve its community, provide jobs […]

Are You Prepared for Large Scale Port Infrastructure Expansion?

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) just released its 2016-2020 Port Planned Infrastructure Investment Survey. In that survey, AAPA reports that U.S. ports and their private sector partners plan to spend $154.8 billion on port-related freight and passenger infrastructure projects between 2016 and 2020.  The biggest project investments will be in ports along […]