January 29, 2016

The NWRA and SWANA React to EPA Region 2 Common Control Issue

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) returned comments and recommendations on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) draft Part 71 Operating Permit for Ocean County Landfill and MRPC Holdings LFGTE Operations, Permit Number: P71-0CMH-001 (Draft Permit) to EPA  Region 2 ...

January 26, 2016

Industry Alert: Supplemental Comments sent to EPA for NSPS/EG for MSW Landfills

SCS Engineers along with Waste Management, Republic Services, Advanced Disposal, National Waste & Recycling Association, Solid Waste Association of North America, The Sanitation Districts of the County of Los Angeles, and other consultants have submitted additional comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Fuels & Incineration Group, Sector ...

January 25, 2016

Minimize Contamination in Recycling

  by Tracie Onstad Bills, Northern California Director, Sustainable Materials Management at SCS Engineers For many years source separation was the primary method for recycling. However, technology has changed how recyclables are collected and processed. China, the largest importer of materials for recycling now strictly enforces regulations on importing contaminated ...

January 22, 2016

Meet Project Director Jim Lawrence, Professional Geologist

SCS Engineers presents a behind-the-scenes look at the special people who make us thrive and the roles they play within the organization. Jim Lawrence’s interest in the environment was piqued in high school when a standard science class touched on the topic of groundwater.  His interest inspired him to ...

January 21, 2016

The Importance of Landfill CQA

Have you ever found in the sleeve or the pocket of a new shirt the “Inspected By…” piece of paper? You probably don’t think twice about it. You simply look at it and throw it away. However, if you were to think about it, what might the process be ...

January 13, 2016

Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) in San Diego Names New Leadership

Meet Chuck Pryatel, the newly appointed Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) Secretary. Chuck Pryatel is a Senior Project Advisor for SCS Engineers with over 30 years of experience in environmental regulatory compliance. He manages projects that include hazardous materials and waste compliance audits, preparation of spill prevention control and countermeasure ...

January 11, 2016

SCS Engineers helps public and private entities evaluate their organic waste streams and the applicability of composting, anaerobic digestion to their specific plans…

Organic materials management is of high interest in our industry.  This interest is being driven by state and city regulations and other government policies for diversion of organics from disposal facilities.  Five states have food waste disposal bans, including Massachusetts, California, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island, which are in ...

January 7, 2016

Evaluating Impacts from LFG in a Litigation Setting

SWANA Webinar, Evaluating Impacts from LFG in a Litigation Setting, by Pat Sullivan, SCS Engineers posted with our articles and papers for viewing or download. Click here. Learn more about Pat Sullivan, REPA, CPP, BCES.

January 6, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. John F. Hartwell on His Successful Dissertation, “Methodology for Assessing Municipal Solid Waste Using a Large-Diameter Borehole”

John F. Hartwell, Ph.D., PE., CHMM, and Senior Consultant at  SCS Engineers recently successfully defended his dissertation and earned his Ph.D. An abstract of Dr. Hartwell’s dissertation follows: METHODOLOGY FOR ASSESSING MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE USING A LARGE-DIAMETER BOREHOLE LTC John F. Hartwell, Ph.D., P.E. University of Nebraska, 2015 Municipal solid ...

January 4, 2016

Your local and state government agencies will use two new EPA landfill gas rules to develop and implement the actual rules by which you do business.

Two EPA landfill gas rules were published in the Federal Register in August 2015. The proposed EG Guideline rule affects “new” and “existing” landfill sites. Remember, these are guidelines only. Your local and state government agencies will use them to develop and implement the actual rules by which you ...

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