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  • The New ISO 14001:2004 Standard

    The New ISO 14001:2004 Standard

    Untitled Document On November 15, 2004, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the new environmental management system (EMS) standard, ISO 14001:2004.  This eagerly awaited update replaces the ...

    Tom Kowalski

  • U.S. EPA Updates Vapor Intrusion Guidance

    U.S. EPA Updates Vapor Intrusion Guidance

    Untitled Document The attention of EPA and state environmental agencies to assessing the vapor intrusion pathway at potentially contaminated sites is growing.  On March 5, 2005, EPA discussed its pending update of its draft ...

    Julie Kabel

  • Debate Continues on TCE Toxicity Estimates: TCE Remediation Plans Could be Affected

    Debate Continues on TCE Toxicity Estimates: TCE Remediation Plans Could be Affected

    Untitled Document Debate on EPA's draft toxicity factors for trichloroethene (TCE) continues both inside and outside of EPA. In August 2001, EPA published an External Review Draft TCE Health Risk Assessment with a range of ...

    Betsy Ruffle

  • Designing and Implementing Perimeter Air Monitoring Programs

    Designing and Implementing Perimeter Air Monitoring Programs

    Perimeter or fenceline ambient air quality and meteorological monitoring programs have become increasingly valuable at hazardous waste, landfill, dredging, ports, and MGP remediation sites. ...

    Leo J. Gendron, Program Manager, Anthony Sacco, Senior Project Engineer, Ishrat Chaudhuri, PhD, DABT

  • Homeland Security for Drinking Water Supplies

    Homeland Security for Drinking Water Supplies

    As it has done with other jurisdictions, Congress has recently passed legislation aimed at protecting our nation`s drinking water resources. Historically, water supply protection has been a high priority, including reservoir protection, continuous ...

    Marcia Greenblatt, Ph.D., Jack Donohue, and Ken Wagner Ph.D.

  • Clean Air Act`s New Source Review Provisions Give Greater Flexibility

    Clean Air Act`s New Source Review Provisions Give Greater Flexibility

    Thousands of U.S. companies who produce emissions could be affected starting this month by new rules under the Clean Air Act`s New Source Review (NSR) provisions, published in the Federal Register by the U.S. EPA on Dec. 31, 2002. The article will ...

    Robert Iwanchuk

  • EPA Revises Water Quality Criteria

    EPA Revises Water Quality Criteria

    Tens of thousands of members of the regulated community from industrial facilities with air emissions and wastewater discharges to municipal wastewater treatment plants, to hazardous waste site managers may be affected by changes to the WQC. US EPA ...

  • US EPA Announces Final Water Quality Trading Policy

    US EPA Announces Final Water Quality Trading Policy

    On January 13, 2003, US EPA released its new National Water Quality Trading Program. This policy calls on states to develop programs for trading water pollution reduction credits, much as has been done with air pollutants for several years. This ...

  • Site Closure Strategies: Reducing Remediation Liabilities & Costs

    Site Closure Strategies: Reducing Remediation Liabilities & Costs

    Industrial companies face the daunting task of managing investigations and clean-ups at thousands of contaminated properties. In staying abreast of new technology and ever-evolving regulatory programs, companies must address many challenges ...

    David Simpson, P.G. and Rusty Norris, P.E., P.L.S., R.S.M.

  • RC-14001: Unified Solution to EH&S Challenges

    RC-14001: Unified Solution to EH&S Challenges

    How can a business involved in chemicals or petroleum effectively protect its environment, community, workers, and customers? Until recently, a unified strategy for environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) issues was difficult to find or create. ...

    Robert Gilbertsen

  • New Source Permitting and Visibility: Strategies for Developers of New Emissions Sources

    New Source Permitting and Visibility: Strategies for Developers of New Emissions Sources

    Several recent developments have occurred which affect thousands of new or proposed emission sources in virtually every region of the country. These developments include the availability of new, more accurate techniques for assessing air quality ...

    Robert J. Paine & David W. Heinold

  • Environmental Management System Implementation - Getting the Job Done

    Environmental Management System Implementation - Getting the Job Done

    The benefits of sustainable environmental management are clear: improved performance; reduced risk and liabilities; eligibility for a variety of environmental agency incentive programs; better public image; and improved operational efficiencies/cost ...

    Susan Pendleton; John Nagy

  • Addressing New Source Permitting and Visibility Issues

    Addressing New Source Permitting and Visibility Issues

    Within the past decade-- and especially in the past year-- several important developments have occurred, which affect new or proposed emission sources in virtually every region of the country. These developments include the availability of new, more ...

    Robert J. Paine; David W. Heinold

  • Site Vulnerability Assessments for Facilities That Use, Store, or Transport Chemicals

    Site Vulnerability Assessments for Facilities That Use, Store, or Transport Chemicals

    In response to pressing issues facing the new Department of Homeland Security, over 15,000 chemical and industrial plants may have to evaluate their vulnerability to terrorist attack and improve countermeasures at their facilities. Federal lawmakers ...

    David Heinold and Douglas Smith

  • RC-14001: The Chemical Industry`s New Environmental Management System

    RC-14001: The Chemical Industry`s New Environmental Management System

    Responsible Care®-14001 (RC®-14001) gives chemical companies a powerful new tool to improve their environmental performance. Formally adopted in 2002, this environmental management system (EMS), was created jointly by the American Chemistry Council ...

    Robert H. Gilbertsen and Thomas A. Kowalski

  • Proposed Settlement Extends Some MACT Hammer Deadlines

    Proposed Settlement Extends Some MACT Hammer Deadlines

    USEPA and the Sierra Club revised their settlement agreement regarding submittal of Part 2 applications for facilities with affected units in source categories subject to pending Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards for Hazardous ...

    Joseph Curreri

  • Power Plant Asset Transactions Managing Environmental Issues

    Power Plant Asset Transactions Managing Environmental Issues

    Deregulation of the electricity industry has spawned unprecedented asset transfer activity among electric generating companies. Many companies are focusing on generation, while a large number of former generating companies are shifting their focus ...

    Linda Hickok

  • Risk Assessment/Toxicology Promotes Health and Welfare of Humans and Ecosystems

    Risk Assessment/Toxicology Promotes Health and Welfare of Humans and Ecosystems

    Hundreds of regulations protecting the health and welfare of humans and ecosystems impact industrial and legal firms every day. Commonly, these regulations are associated with protecting human health and the environment from risks associated with ...

    Kim E. Anderson

  • Integrated Site Closure Achieves Business and Regulatory Goals

    Integrated Site Closure Achieves Business and Regulatory Goals

    A new concept for cleanup of contaminated properties and hazardous waste sites applicable under federal and state regulatory programs is helping clients achieve both business and regulatory goals at their sites. The concept, called `Integrated Site ...

    William Duvel

  • Toxicity Identification Evaluation (TIE) as a Tool for Water Quality Management

    Toxicity Identification Evaluation (TIE) as a Tool for Water Quality Management

    Whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing has evolved into a critical element of many National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits issued to both industrial and municipal dischargers. Over 6,500 dischargers to both fresh and salt ...

    David A. Pillard and J. Russell Hockett