Industry Makes Green While Going Green

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EPA Works with Business and Manufacturing Sectors Major manufacturing and business sectors are improving environmental performance to cut waste, improve economic competitiveness and gain other important benefits. Steel recycling in the United States reached an all-time high in 2005. Chemical manufacturers cut air emissions in half from 1995 to 2006. During the same decade, cement manufacturers reduced their waste per …

State Specific News – June 2008

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Get bored looking through all those news updates from your state? We’ve done it for you! Below are what we felt were the significant regulatory updates for the past month. Pennsylvania: Erosion and Sediment Control General Permit: A general permit has been finalized for Earth Disturbances associated with Oil and gas exploration, production, processing or treatment operations and Transmission facilities. …

NESHAP For Area Sources

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Due to the large number of Area Source National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (Area Source NESHAP) being promulgated at this time, EES will devote several posts to the subject. Area Source regulations regulate Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) from facilities that are NOT majors source of HAP. Last month we provided a summary of Area Source NESHAP for Iron …

Join The Climate Registry Today

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Environmental and Engineering Solutions has been following the climate change issue for many years now. It has become a significant issue world-wide and is slowly becoming part of the United States regulatory framework. EPA has been directed by Congress to prepare regulations that will require large emitters of greenhouse gases (definition under discussion) to report emissions. The schedule for this …

State Specific News – March 2008

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Get bored looking through all those news updates from your state? We’ve done it for you! Below are what we felt were the significant regulatory updates for the past month. New Jersey: Greenhouse Gas Inventory: NJDEP has posted a draft inventory of the greenhouse gas emissions from the state. Pennsylvania: Proposed NOx Emissions Standards: EQB approved NOx emission standards proposals …

NESHAP for Area Sources – Iron & Steel Foundries

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Most of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) promulgated to date apply to major sources emitting at least 10 tons per year of an individual HAP or 25 tons per year of total HAP. EPA has recently begun focusing on area sources, which by definition are not major sources. Numerous regulations will be promulgated in the coming …

State Specific News – February 2008

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Get bored looking through all those news updates from your state? We’ve done it for you! Below are what we felt were the significant regulatory updates for the past month. New Jersey: Regulations of perchloroethylene at dry cleaning facilities: Proposal would require dry cleaning facilities find alternative methods and also regulate existing equipment. Recycling Rules: Proposal to readopt these regulations …

What’s Coming Down the Regulatory Pike?

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EPA’s semi-annual regulatory summary can help ensure you are aware of the issues that impact your facility. Recently, they’ve posted the Fall 2007 reports on-line. They are available in document format as well as a new searchable format (web-site links at end of article). The document is helpful because it includes a summary of EPA’s priorities. The searchable web-site is …

New Hexavalent Chromium Standards

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In our September 2007 post, we addressed OSHA’s revisions to the regulations of hexavalent chromium. On January 24th, OSHA issued a new compliance directive for occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium. Below is the release from OSHA with the current enforcement procedure directives for these new standards. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) …

State Specific News – December 2007

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Get bored looking through all those news updates from your state? We’ve done it for you! Below are what we felt were the significant regulatory updates for the past month. New Jersey: Air Pollution Control Proposal: NJ DEP proposed amendments to the Prevention of Air Pollution from Consumer Products regulation, NEW regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Adhesives …