4 The Record is a monthly publication of ALL4’s RegTech Group, brought to you by EnviroReview, that contains articles on hot technical and regulatory topics.
October 2013 | Roy R.
The implementation at the state level of the major New Source Review (NSR) rules that include both prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) and nonattainment new source review (NNSR) have evolved over a long period of time. During the last decade that evolution has been substantially impacted by the “NSR Reform” revisions of 2002; the regulation of particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM10) and particulate matter less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5); and the seemingly routine changes in form and reductions of national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) following required reviews...
September 2013 | Mark W.
In most areas of the U.S., it appears that the recession is a bad memory and the signs of recovery are all around us. As described by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) on its website, “following the strongest cement consumption gains in seven (7) years in 2012, cement consumption growth will continue in 2013 with a 6.2% increase.” PCA continues to explain that “the accelerated consumption predicted during the second half of 2013 should carry into the following year, with an increase of 9.2% for 2014.” PCA also upwardly revised its long-range projections for 2015-2017...
The Difficulties With Attaining Compliance With Environmental Regulations - An Ode to the Environmental Compliance Manager
August 2013 | John S.
If you are an environmental compliance manager today with college age children you are probably encouraging them to become dentists or orthodontists, and not to follow in your footsteps as an environmental compliance manager. Arguably one of the toughest positions today is being responsible for...
July 2013 | Susie B.
With so much talk of boilers and heaters since the 4 Rules were published in early 2013, most facilities are focused on developing an understanding and strategy to comply with the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards for Boilers (commonly referred to as Boiler MACT).
June 2013 | Neal L.
On February 11, 1994, Executive Order 12898 Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations was issued. Executive Order 12898 calls on each Federal agency to make achieving environmental justice part of its mission. Since that time the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA or Agency) has developed and issued several plans and guidance to implement Executive Order 12898 in rulemaking, permitting and other Agency action...
May 2013 | Roy R.
About ten years ago, the U.S. EPA began publishing guidance regarding how states could take credit for emissions reductions realized through electric sector energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) policies and programs. The initial guidance...