Tag Archives: VOC

New PA Flexible Packaging Requirements

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has adopted new requirements for owners and operators of affected printing presses.  The requirements will be adopted as part of 25 PA Code Sections 129.67a and 129.67b, which limit volatile organic compound (VOC) … Continue reading

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Final Air Regulations for Oil and Natural Gas Industry

In July of 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed its first air rules for the oil and natural gas industries.  The rules concerned the reduction of emissions from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other air toxics.  Since then, the … Continue reading

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Good Indoor Air Quality Is More Important Than You Think

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Global Indoor Health Network (GIHN)    have recently estimated that 50 percent of illnesses globally can be attributed to poor indoor air quality.  Indoor air quality causes more illnesses than all of the cancers … Continue reading

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Is Your Facility Exempt From The Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines Rule?

The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE) regulations were finalized on Friday, August 20, 2010.  The rule is designed to regulate unconventional and conventional air toxics emitted from stationary engines that include … Continue reading

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Will The Keystone XL Pipeline Be Approved?

The Keystone XL pipeline has found its way back into the news in recent days, as Congress is pushing for the approval of the necessary permit.  The pipeline’s first press coverage resulted from a massive protest, which included over 1000 … Continue reading

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Brazilian Oil Spill Reminiscent of BP Deepwater Horizon Spill

Two oil leaks from deepwater drilling operations off the coast of Brazil have washed up on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.  In early November, a deepwater oil rig owned by Chevron and operated by Transocean began leaking approximately 200-300 … Continue reading

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Top 10 Green Hospitals – Saving Energy AND Money

Since 2000, when the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) started to promote its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, green building has taken off, producing environmentally sound schools and offices. Now the trend is catching on in health … Continue reading

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Air Regulation Changes – Do They Affect Your Facility?

On May 19, 2007, the revised air quality Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) regulations were published in Pennsylvania. These revisions were made as a result of EPA’s 2002 amendments to the federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and NNSR regulations. … Continue reading

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State Specific News – September 2007

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: NSR: New Jersey has just published Revised Interim … Continue reading

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Ground Level Ozone

Ground level ozone is a pollutant formed by the interaction of nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds in the presence of sunlight. Exposure to ground level ozone has been linked with respiratory ailments and the aggravation of cardiovascular disease. Additionally, … Continue reading

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