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.
February 2014 | Lindsey K.
Congratulations! You’ve made it through the first year of planning for compliance with the Major and Area Source Boiler MACT rules. That means there are two years left for major sources to come into compliance by January 31, 2016 (or January 31, 2017 for those who requested and received a one-year extension), and just shy of two months left for area sources to come into compliance by March 21, 2014...
January 2014 | Susie B.Dan D.John E.Ron H.Dan H.Lindsey K.Colin M.Roy R.John S.Eric S.Megan U.Mark W.
So, what happened to 2013? Don’t look now, but it is already history along with several substantial events including (but not limited to) the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), another “fiscal cliff” standoff, a federal government shutdown, the early signs of a broad(er) economic recovery, a cowardly act in Boston, a new Pope, and the loss of Nelson Mandela. Several less noteworthy 2013 events (but still worth mentioning – at least from my perspective) include...
November 2013 | John E.
In last month’s 4 The Record, Roy Rakiewicz reminded us of the angst created for Environmental Managers by the major New Source Review (NSR) air permitting rules. Roy talked about how changes at existing major air sources could qualify as major modifications under the NSR rules
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...