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  • 55% of Award Projects Based on "Best Value"; SRS Crisafulli Responds

    SRS Crisafulli prides itself on the high quality, reliability and durability of its dredges, pumps and power units.  SRS Crisafulli asserts "Best Value" for its products.  But is "Best Value" always what our customers are looking for?  The July 2011 Public Works publication titled ' ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Legal lookout: OSHA revises haz-com standard

    Chemical classification, labeling and training standards look to change under a recent OSHA proposal to bring U.S. regs in line with global standards. On Sept. 30, 2009, OSHA proposed revisions to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align it with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS/HCS alignment The system ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • May 2005 - Regulatory Update

    The Onyx Environmental Services - Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation department is pleased to present the Monthly Regulatory Update. The update contains a brief summary of the proposed and final rules from EPA, OSHA, and DOT published in the Federal Register in the past calendar month. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the Monthly Regulatory Updates, ...

  • Fighting Cryptosporidium - Case Study

    Client: Utah Leisure operators   Location: Utah, USA Description: atg UV quickly supplied 60 Ultraviolet treatment systems across the State, safeguarding public health against chlorine resistant pathogens such as Cyrptosporidium. During the summer of 2007, 1,900 residents of Utah, had been infected by the parasite Cryptosporidum. In ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Washington: California is setting precedent

    The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released on June 23, 2010, draft regulations implementing California’s precedent-setting and game-changing Green Chemistry Initiative. Manufacturers need to understand how this controversial regulatory program may operate, and why it will alter forever the way consumer products are designed and manufactured. Overview of Draft ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Proposed plan offers tiering systems to determine preferred alternatives for vapor intrusion

    EPA Region 9 has issued for public comment a proposed plan to mitigate VI in commercial and residential buildings at the Middlefield Ellis Whisman (MEW) Study Area, which includes three NPL sites in Mountain View and Moffett Field, CA. Formerly used for industrial and semiconductor activities, this area has undergone extensive soil and groundwater remediation to remove TCE and other contaminants ...

  • Document shows power plant guidelines rule significantly altered in White House review

    An Environmental Protection Agency rule proposed in June to regulate discharges of toxic pollutants from power plants was significantly altered during White House review to include additional regulatory options for industry, an EPA document shows. The newly added options are generally seen as less stringent than the initial EPA ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • EPA`s 2008 Report on the Environment

    The EPA 2008 ROE is an update of the draft ROE that was released in 2003 and it builds on the foundation of that draft report. EPA’s first experience with the 2003 ROE resulted in a better understanding of which indicators are robust enough to include in the EPA 2008 ROE. EPA was committed to identifying the best available set of scientifically sound indicators for the EPA 2008 ROE in an open and ...

  • House of commons committee on transport, infrastructure and communities

    The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association represents the interests of municipal water and wastewater services in respect to federal or national legislation, policies and programs. More than 24 million Canadians receive drinking water from municipal services and discharge wastewater to those services. The services are provided on a notfor-profit, public service basis. Revenues derived from ...

  • Utah leisure operators - Case Study

    A Utah success story - Fighting Cryptosporidium During the summer of 2007, 1,900 residents of Utah, had been infected by the parasite Cryptosporidium. In response to this outbreak, Americas largest of 2007, The Utah Health Department, who had already taken the controversial step of banning under fives from using public facilities demanded action, and called upon the extensive experience ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • EPA Issues Proposal to Mitigate Exposure to Bees from Acutely Toxic Pesticide Products

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Proposal to Mitigate Exposure to Bees from Acutely Toxic Pesticide Products published in the Federal Register on May 29, 2015, seeks comment on a proposal ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Recorded Webcast Available - Leveraging Synthetic Biology’s Promise and Managing Potential Risk

    On October 15, 2015, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) hosted “Leveraging Synthetic Biology’s Promise and Managing Potential Risk,” a panel discussion featuring Lynn L. Bergeson, Sheryl ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA releases notice on the GHG emissions of Pennycress oil

    On March 12, 2015, Christopher Grundler, Director of EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, signed the Notice Of Opportunity to Comment on an Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Attributable to Production and Transport of Pennycress (Thlaspi Avense) Oil for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • NIOSH Draft Research Agenda for Manufacturing Addresses Nanomaterials

    On August 23, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Federal Register notice requesting comment on its draft National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Final TSCA reporting and recordkeeping rule for nanoscale materials available

    On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to publish in the Federal Register a Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) rule establishing reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed at the nanoscale.  According to a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • England’s new recycling road map

    In the introductory comments to the 124-page ‘Waste strategy for England 2007’, the government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) hails ‘major progress’ in recycling rates since the year 2000 but immediately counters with the assertion that England’s performance on waste ‘still lags behind many European countries’.  Designed to be a road map highlighting the ...


    By Recycling International

  • Techno-optimism: progress towards CO2 reduction targets in transport: a UK and London perspective

    Transport is making a very limited contribution to carbon emissions reduction targets in the UK, and this paper argues the case for a substantial shift in thinking away from the concentration on technological alternatives to a revised approach that combines technological efficiency with behavioural change. The paper presents a critique of the UK approach to energy and transport, commenting on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • RFA Responds To Oregon’s Proposal To Use ILUC Emissions Under CFP

    On September 15, 2015, Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) proposed using hypothetical indirect land use change (ILUC) emissions while calculating the carbon intensity of biofuels under the Clean Fuels Program (CFP). DEQ proposed the rule to update the Oregon Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • FTC reviews environmental marketing guides

    Green sells, but discerning between true environmentalism and an eco-feint for the sake of marketing is not as easy as it seems. This fact has not been lost on the Federal Trade Commission, which has updated its guide on claiming how to proclaim greenness. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the agency tasked with monitoring and preventing unfair and deceptive practices in the market, recently ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Dazed and Confused: Alternative fuels and the CISWI definitions rule

    As discussed in ALL4’s December 2008 issue of 4 The Record, the use of alternative and non-traditional fuels for heat and power generation is on the rise, an increase that can be attributed to the price surge and volatility of traditional fossil fuels, as well as to a general desire to use more environmentally friendly materials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Alternative fuels have been ...


    By All4 Inc.

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