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4 The Record is a publication from ALL4’s team that takes an in-depth look at technical and regulatory topics.


Observations and Reminders from RY2020 TRI Reporting

Posted: September 15th, 2021

With Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting deadlines having passed on July 1st, now is the time to reflect on what went right, what went wrong, and how you can improve for next year’s reports. Here are some noteworthy observations from […]

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Pennsylvania Updates Air Permitting Exemption Document

Posted: September 15th, 2021

On June 26, 2021, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) published a notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, finalizing amendments to the Air Quality Permit Exemptions document (guidance or exemption document), PADEP ID: 275-2101-003, which was last updated in 2018.  This […]

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Meet Mike Kendall

Posted: September 10th, 2021

Mike Kendall // Managing Consultant // South Carolina Regional Support You’re in your first year working at ALL4, what drew you to the organization? I’ve been working for 38 years in the Clean Air Act compliance field, as a regulator, […]

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Compliance History Proposed Rule – Texas Edition

Posted: September 7th, 2021

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) published a proposed rulemaking for consideration on July 23, 2021 regarding the ability to make immediate adjustments to a site’s compliance history classification. The proposed rule will be published under 30 TAC Chapter […]

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U.S. EPA Enforcement Alert Regarding Metal Recycling Facilities

Posted: September 2nd, 2021

In July 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) issued an enforcement alert for metal recycling facilities that operate auto and scrap metal shredders. The enforcement alert is intended to inform facilities of potential excess emissions of volatile organic compounds […]

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State-Specific Considerations for SPCC Plans in Maryland

Posted: August 31st, 2021

This blog is part of a series that will cover key state-specific requirements for petroleum containing aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) with respect to Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) compliance with 40 CFR Part 112.7(j).  In this edition, I will […]

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What’s New with New Source Review?

Posted: August 18th, 2021

During the previous administration, we saw quite a bit of work by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) around New Source Review (NSR).  As a reminder, the NSR permit program includes the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) and the nonattainment […]

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