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 […]

EPA Recently Raises Civil Monetary Penalties

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) catalyzed numerous changes throughout the years. But one of the most recent and significant modifications includes increment of civil monetary penalties that are monitored under federal environmental laws.

Modifications in civil monetary penalties?

EPA proceeded with an interim final rule on 1 July, 2016 which outlined an increase in civil monetary penalties. […]

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.

Benefits […]

EPA Tanks 4.09d: What is Next?

For many years EPA implemented Tanks 4.09d as a traditionally steadfast tool that estimates the amount of tank emissions released. 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 […]

Report: US Power Sector CO2 Levels Down to 1990 Levels

A new NRDC report shares a positive picture about “reduced emissions” of major air pollutants like carbon dioxide, mercury, sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) by nation’s 100 electric power producers, accounting for 85 percent of US’s power production. These include top names like Duke, Southern, Exelon and many others.

While total electricity production […]