Water Quality

Drinking Water and the CCL5

Posted: November 15th, 2022

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has recently published an update to the Contaminant Candidate List (CCL) – this is the fifth time this list has been updated since it was first published in 1996, making this the […]

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Kentucky Publishes Fish Testing Report on PFAS Levels

Posted: November 8th, 2022

On Friday, September 9th, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet) published their Interim Report on Initial Fish Tissue Results for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). This is the latest communication on the presence of PFAS in the waters of […]

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The Clean Water Act Turns 50!

Posted: October 14th, 2022

Introduction In the summer of 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Ohio had an oil slick significant enough to catch fire when sparks from a nearby train ignited the oil. Since 1868, this was the 13th time the Cuyahoga River had […]

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U.S. EPA Proposes PFAS CERCLA Hazardous Substance Designation

Posted: September 14th, 2022

On September 6, 2022, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) published the proposed rule “Designation of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) as CERCLA Hazardous Substances.” Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 […]

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West Virginia v EPA – What Does It Mean?

Posted: September 1st, 2022

On June 30, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States released their decision on West Virginia v Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a 6-3 ruling in favor of the petitioners. The majority opinion agreed with the petitioners who argued that […]

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Plan for your NPDES Renewal

Posted: August 2nd, 2022

Third quarter is budgeting season for many of our clients, and if your National Pollution Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES) permit expires in 2023 or early 2024, now is the time to start planning for the NPDES renewal process! Following […]

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What to Know About Maryland’s New Storage Tank Regulations

Posted: July 18th, 2022

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) updated Oil Pollution Control and Storage Tank Management regulation [Code of Maryland (COMAR) 26.10] became effective on June 13, 2022. The updates to COMAR 26.10 include the creation of new aboveground storage tank […]

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WQC For PFOA and PFOS Out For Public Comment:  What You Should Know

Posted: May 25th, 2022

What’s being proposed? The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) published the Draft Recommended Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria (WQC) for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (PFOS) in the May 3, 2022 Federal Register (FR).   The […]

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Unpacking U.S. EPA’s Strategic Plan & Budget

Posted: May 17th, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) published its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2026 on March 28, 2022. As described by U.S. EPA, “the Strategic Plan provides a roadmap to achieve EPA’s and the Biden-Harris Administration’s environmental priorities […]

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