So Far, Statewide Energy Efficiency Programs Are Working

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In 2004, 26 states created programs to save energy by developing long-term energy efficiency resource standards (EERS).  These long-term targets demand reductions from power providers, encouraging them to help customers learn how to save energy.  The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently released a report on the state of 19 of these programs, including Pennsylvania’s. The report claims …

State & Federal Health Officials Meet to Discuss Collaboration

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Last month more than 70 people, representing 23 states, attended an unprecedented event, which brought together state public health officials, staff from OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to discuss common goals and how they can work together to protect the health of workers.  The two-day meeting included group discussions as well …

EPA Manufacturing Compliance

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With the new year comes new deadlines, and EES wants to ensure your company is prepared for all upcoming state and federal compliance deadlines.  There are three important deadlines that are quickly approaching for manufacturing industry: Tier II Deadline:  March 1st If we haven’t scheduled your Tier II reporting yet, what are you waiting for? Facilities covered by the Federal …

Electric Rate Cap Expiration

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Now that the holiday season is upon us, the new year is just around the corner.  With the new year comes many changes, one of which homeowners in large portions of Pennsylvania will surely see when they open their electric bills.  As of December 31, 2010 the current electric rate caps will expire for customers of PECO, Metropolitan-Edison, Pennsylvania Electric, …

OSHA Protects BP Oil Spill Workers

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When one thinks about the BP oil spill, what comes to mind?  The initial explosion, which killed 11 employees; the ecological affects; the economic affects?  Many Americans sole concern was to get it cleaned up and ensure it never happened again, but what about making sure the tragedy didn’t increase in size?  That was OSHA’s primary concern when it deployed …

New EPA Policy Regulates Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have become a focal point in EPA policy in recent years.  The deadline for GHG permitting is fast approaching, which means that states and territories nationwide must change their practices in preparation. As of January 2, 2011 the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V programs begin.  These programs, created in June 2010, exempt the …

EES Hospital Air Permit Program

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The EES Hospital Air Permit Program focuses on Clean Air Act compliance.  We complete a number of tasks to ensure your facility is achieving, and even surpassing, the Federal, State and Local air standards. Here is an overview of our program: Review current construction and operation permits to determine needs. Complete annual air emission inventory reports to ensure operating permit …

PA Emission Inventory

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Each year, the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection Bureau of Air Quality (BAQ) processes approximately 1,200 Annual Emission Statement (AES) reports. The AES contains operating schedules, throughputs, and emission estimates to calculate air emissions from industrial sources. The Annual Emission Statement is due to the DEP by March 1st. Reporting data can include stack tests, Continuous Emissions Monitoring data, material …

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. …

State Specific News – April 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: New General Air Quality Permit Guide and Permit for “Portable Equipment”: DEP has released a guide to assist in the completion of an on-line general permit application. In …