June 29, 2016

Environmental Women: CRRA Announces 2016 Service Awards – Two SCS Professionals Honored

SCS Engineers’ Tracie Onstad Bills and Leslie Lukacs were both selected to receive California Resource Recovery Association’s (CRRA) prestigious Service Award this year. According to CRRA Executive Director, John H. Dane, the award recognizes “exceptional individual service to the organization and a contribution of time or resources beyond expectations.” ...

June 27, 2016

Besides grapes, water is the second most important ingredient in wine. 

It’s not just that we like wine and happen to live and work in every wine producing region of the U.S.; SCS Engineers understands the need for clean water resources and how important they are to the wine industry and for agriculture in general. SCS helps wineries face an ...

June 24, 2016

SCS Technical Bulletin Alert: Summarizing the Oil and Gas NSPS Final Rule and New Requirements

SCS Engineers has published two Technical Bulletins summarizing the O&G NSPS final rule and outlining the new LDAR requirements. The two Bulletins explain the modification of how oil and gas sources will be permitted under the Clean Air Act and the new requirements to reduce methane leaks from new ...

June 23, 2016

Free Brownfields Workshop – North Little Rock, Arkansas

A free brownfields workshop being co-hosted by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, the Pulaski County Brownfields Program and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (KSU TAB) at Kansas State University. The workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and lunch will be provided. Representatives from cities ...

June 17, 2016

Hydrogen Sulfide Issues at CCR and MSW Co-Disposal Sites at the EREF-NWRA Coal Ash Forum

Jeff Marshall, PE, SCS Engineers will be presenting the topic of Hydrogen Sulfide Issues at CCR and MSW Co-Disposal Sites during the EREF and NWRA sponsored Coal Ash Management Forum in July. The co-disposal of municipal solid waste and coal combustion residuals – particularly flue gas desulfurization (FGD) material – ...

June 14, 2016

Highlights from WasteExpo – Overcoming Recycling Challenges and Taking Aim at Zero Waste Principles

Nearly everyone at WasteExpo is interested in improving recycled materials volume and pricing; naturally with a focus on streamlining operations and increasing program efficiency. The SCS Engineers Sustainable Materials Management Team discussed solutions addressing the bigger concerns, such as the cost of recycling,  technological innovation, investment and validation of ...

June 13, 2016

Highlights from WasteExpo – Impact of New Source Performance Standards for Landfills (NSPS)

During the Impact of New Source Performance Standards for Landfills, Patrick Sullivan REPA, CPP, BCES, senior vice president for SCS Engineers spoke about the ongoing obstacles of the NSPS rules. The EPA is currently revising the NSPS rules, which will be published in July 2016. Highlights from the presentation ...

June 10, 2016

Highlights from WasteExpo – Managing Big Data for Operational Excellence – SCSeTools

The first session at WasteExpo kicked off with a presentation about Big Data and its role in the waste and recycling industry. During the Big Data session, the four Vs of Big Data: volume, velocity, variety and veracity were covered. At the SCS booth, Tom Shuput gave demonstrations of SCSeTools® that ...

June 9, 2016

Solid Waste and Biogas Associations Respond to the PHMSA Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

On June 1, 2016, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), and the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) provide comments on Pipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines (FR20722) proposed rules to Mr. Mike Israni, Deputy Associate ...

June 8, 2016

SCS Advice From the Field: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Readings At Landfill Gas Extraction Wells

Question: I have a small oxidation event at my landfill and am continually testing for carbon monoxide (CO) in the surrounding landfill gas (LFG) extraction wells. Using colorimetric tubes, I am monitoring the readings which range from 5-10 parts per million (ppm). Is there an accepted standard for background ...

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