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Distillery Discharges and Local Wastewater Permitting Concerns

Posted: September 6th, 2022

A new distillery project requires significant planning: a suitable site must be found, design consultants must be engaged, and environmental permits must be obtained. When considering permitting requirements, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and United States (U.S.) Army Corps […]

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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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OSHA Hearing Conservation Program: How Noisy is too Noisy?

Posted: August 31st, 2022

What are the Standards? The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates noise under Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the General Duty Clause. This section is used to address hazards for […]

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A Summary of Proposed Updates to the Risk Management Program

Posted: August 30th, 2022

On August 18, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) proposed revisions to the Risk Management Program entitled the Safer Communities by Chemical Accident Prevention (SCCAP) Rule. The proposed SCCAP Rule potentially impacts 11,740 facilities currently regulated under the […]

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North Carolina DEQ Action Strategy for PFAS

Posted: August 24th, 2022

On June 7, 2022, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) announced their Action Strategy for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). NC DEQ plans to enact the Action Strategy in conjunction with the United States Environmental Protection Agency […]

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PA’s Environmental Quality Board Approves RACT III

Posted: August 16th, 2022

On August 9, 2022, Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) voted to approve the final form rule known as “RACT III” [25 Pa. Code §§ 129.111-129.115, Additional RACT Requirements for Major Sources of NOX and VOCs for the 2015 Ozone NAAQS]. […]

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SCAQMD – Proposed Metal Recycling and Shredding Rule

Posted: August 15th, 2022

On July 1, 2022, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD or District) published an Initial Preliminary Draft of Proposed Rule 1460 for the control of particulate matter emissions from metal recycling and shredding operations. If promulgated, Rule 1460 […]

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