remediation rule Articles

  • Case study - City of Montreal upgrade of Atwater and Des Baillets water treatment plants

    Sidestream Venturi Injection—Basin Nozzle Manifold Contacting System. Montreal, Quebec, Canada The Problem: In 2001, a water quality audit revealed that two of the largest drinking water plants in the City of Montreal were out of compliance with Quebec’s latest water quality rules. In response to the audit, the city upgraded the 1,400 MLD Atwater and the ...

  • Remediation: A business perspective

    The key to managing corporate environmental liabilities is to operate the remediation function as a business, recognizing that, like any business, it has a market, customers, and stakeholders. This article explains DuPont's business strategy for managing these liabilities. WHY IS A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE SO IMPORTANT? Operating like a business is more about being financially disciplined than ...


    By AHC Group

  • Eliminating Man-Made Hazein Protected Areas: A Goal of the Regional Haze Rule

    In recognition of the value of good visibility in areas set aside for their scenic splendor, Section 169A of the 1977 U.S. clean Air Act Amendments established a national goal of remedying existing visibility impairment and preventing future visibility impairment resulting from man-made air pollution emissions at 156 national parks and wilderness areas, referred to as visibility-protected federal ...

  • Return of the clean air interstate rule—The court does CAIR

    In summer 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a dramatic decision to vacate the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) in its entirety (North Carolina v. EPA, No. 05-1244, D.C. Cir., July 11, 2008). Following a petition for rehearing, it seems the previous vacatur was just a temporary detour, as the Court reinstated CAIR on December 22, 2008. The reinstatement appears to turn ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Site Remediation Public Notifications – Round 2

    As you all are aware, NJDEP revised the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (TRSR) a few years ago to include “Notification and Public Outreach” procedures (NJAC 7:26E-1.4).  The rule requires the person responsible for conducting the remediation of a contaminated site to perform various public notifications and outreach activities, the majority of which had to be ...

  • Superfund Remediation: The Key to Land Reuse Case Study

    The technology is ready and, with state and federal tax credits waiting, the economics look better than ever: New Jersey, one of the first states to be industrialized, finds itself plagued with the contaminated aftermath of pre-EPA industries: soil contamination. From superfund sites to the gas station whose underground storage tank has been oozing for the last 20 years, every ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • The DNAPL Remediation Challenge: Is There a Case for Source Depletion?

    Untitled Document Executive Summary Introduction Releases of Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (DNAPLs) at a large number of public ...


  • A coupled simulation and fuzzy-rule-based method for assessing health risks at a petroleum-contaminated site

    Risk assessment of contaminated sites is crucial for evaluating adverse health impacts on local communities, and provides effective decision support for site-remediation practices. In this study, a coupled simulation and fuzzy-rule-based method was proposed for health risk assessment of groundwater contamination, and applied to a petroleum contaminated site. Benzene concentrations under two ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • State-wide collection of site remediation data in support of environmental quality objectives

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) hold great potential as a tool for managing environmental site remediation data. While noting the location of contaminated sites in GIS is commonplace, GIS has played only a minor role in review and analysis of chemical data gathered during an investigation or monitoring activity. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Site Remediation Branch ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Solutions-IES Completes First Risk-Based Remediation Under New State Law

    A former electronics manufacturing facility in North Carolina (NC) had conducted groundwater remediation since 1991 to remediate low-level chlorinated solvents.  Under RCRA, the originally approved Remedial Action Plan (RAP) recommended pump and treat (P & T with air stripping and carbon) to capture and remove the contaminants.  Upon coming on board the project, Solutions-IES ...


    By Solutions-IES

  • Brownfield remediation - Urban revitalization requires local groups to learn to identify brownfield sites and understand the liability issues and environmental concerns.

    Brownfields are defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as 'abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.' Vacant industrial sites, gas stations, commercial buildings, and offices all fall under the heading of brownfields. Brownfields can be found in almost ...


  • Historical and Retrospective Survey of Monitored Natural Attenuation Line of Inquiry Supporting Monitored Natural Attenuation and Enhanced Passive Remediation of Chlorinated Solvents

    Overview The Department of Energy (DOE) is sponsoring an initiative to facilitate efficient, effective and responsible use of Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) and Enhanced Passive Remediation (EPR) for chlorinated solvents. This Office of Environmental Management (EM) “Alternative Project,” focuses on providing scientific and policy support for MNA/EPR. A broadly representative working group ...


  • Kicking up a stink

    From 1990 to 2001, odour from sewage treatment works was controlled by local authorities under the Statutory Nuisance provisions of the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) 1990. Then came a landmark ruling in 2001, where it was judged that a sewage treatment works was not “premises” as defined by the EPA and the ability to serve an abatement notice for odour lapsed. As a result, the Department ...


    By WRc plc

  • Implementability of Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA) in Wisconsin

    ABSTRACT Remediation of soil and groundwater contamination caused by leaking underground storage tanks (LUSTs) in the state of Wisconsin is regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in accordance with rules specified in Chapters NR 140 and NR 700-726 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. By the end of 1995, nearly 12,500 LUST sites had been identified in Wisconsin of which ...


  • Ecological user interface for emergency management decision support systems

    The user interface for decision support systems is normally structured for presenting relevant data for the skilled user in order to allow fast assessment and action of the hazardous situation, or for more complex situations to present the relevant rules and procedures to be followed in order to deal most efficiently with the situation. For situations not foreseen, however, no rules exist, and no ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fairness in the face of conflict: dividing environmental assets and obligations

    The growing scarcity of natural capital fuels disputes over borders and use rights. Global industrialisation increases the creation of toxic waste while environmental consciousness intensifies the calls for abatement. Litigation is a costly cure. In the United States of America, expenditures on Superfund litigation have exceeded $10 billion. Remedies for excessive legal costs include ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EPA Clean Water Act: New Regulations re: `Waters of the United States`

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act… The rule will ensure protection for the nation’s public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA program predictability and consistency by clarifying the scope of ‘‘waters of the United States’’ protected under the ...

  • Case Study - CRALA

    Since 2007, E2 personnel have provided on-call environmental engineering services to the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA). On-call services to date have included Phase I ESA, Phase II Site Investigation, Health Risk Assessment Services, Remediation Feasibility Studies, and Brownfield Area-Wide Inventories. Under this contract E2 has completed multiple Phase I ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • New contaminated soil legislation in Spain

    MediTerra Consultors Ambientals, S.L. is an independent company which activity is oriented to the investigation and remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater and the performance of Environmental Audits and Due Diligences. From our experience, soil is one of the most sensitive and vulnerable contamination receptors in Spain and the growing number of contaminated sites is jeopardizing both ...

  • Article: Whither environmental human rights?

    This paper explores the relevance in English law of human rights to environmental claims arising in the contested fields of public interest, policy and resource. The author argues that the balancing of individual rights against assertions of community interest should not now be regarded as solely within the purview of politician, administrator, or supply company. Whilst the administration’s ...


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