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EPA Published Final Rule On SO2 Emissions From PA Power Plant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted the long awaited petition filed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from a neighboring Pennsylvania power plant.  The initial petition was filed by NJDEP … Continue reading

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Electronic GHG Reporting Tool Launched by the EPA

In October of 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule, 40 CFR Part 98.  The rule required any facilities that emit 25,000 metric tons or more per year of greenhouse gases to submit … Continue reading

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A Revised Interpretation of OSHA Noise Standards

A new article was posted on October 19, 2010 on the Occupational Health & Safety website explaining the new “proposed interpretation” document released in the Federal Register.  The document outlines the revised interpretation of sections 29 CFR 1910.95(b)(1) and 1926.52(b) … Continue reading

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NESHAP for Area Sources – Iron & Steel Foundries

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 … Continue reading

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New Hexavalent Chromium Standards

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 … Continue reading

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Homeland Security Deadline Fast Approaching

On Tuesday, November 20, the final Appendix A to the Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism standards (CFATS) was issued in the Federal Register by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Facilities that possess greater than the Screening Threshold Quantity (STQ) of any … Continue reading

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New Homeland Security Rules May Apply To You

On Friday, November 2, the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released (through a pre-publication notice) the final Appendix A to the Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standards (CFATS). This Appendix is the List of Chemicals of Interest and associated screening threshold … Continue reading

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The Boilers NESHAP Deadlines Are Fast Approaching

(Regulation: 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart DDDDD, Effective Date: September 13, 2004, Compliance Deadline: September 13, 2007) Overview: The Boilers NESHAP requires maximum achievable control technology (MACT) for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters. The Boilers NESHAP affects … Continue reading

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Proposed Radon In Drinking Water Rule

In case you didn’t have enough to worry about … radon in drinking water is a significant issue that the U.S. EPA is trying to solve. PROPOSED RADON IN DRINKING WATER RULE – NOTICE OF EXTENSION OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD … Continue reading

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