August 30, 2016

EPA Regulatory Alert: SCS Technical Bulletin – NSPS – EG Final Rule Published – August 2016

The EPA published NSPS – EG final rule in the federal register on August 29, 2016. This SCS Technical Bulletin compiles the 856 pages of NSPS and EG documents into 3 pages of the significant information you need to know. The rule takes effect 60 days after August 29, some ...

August 29, 2016

SCS From the Field: Landfill Mining – the Pros and Cons

While not a new concept, the authors examine the advantages and disadvantage of landfill mining as metropolitan areas grow larger and nearer to landfills, and as the landfills are filling up faster despite recycling programs. Read or share the article by SCS Engineers’ Bruce Clark, Alyson Dagly, and Marc Rogoff here. ...

August 24, 2016

When Do Printing Facilities Need Federal Title V Operating Permits?

Article by Cheryl Moran, CHMM Technological advances in traditional printing and the advent of digital printing can make it more challenging to know when you need an air permit and which permit is best for your operations. There are two main activities that may trigger air permitting – construction and ...

August 22, 2016

EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory

  Author: Ann O’Brien Alert: Toxic Release Inventory Form A and Form R Reports were due July 1, 2016 The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) was created by EPA in response to several events that raised public concern about local preparedness for chemical emergencies and the availability of information on hazardous substances. Printing ...

August 17, 2016

SCS Technical Bulletin Released: Inactive Surface Impoundments and EPA Direct Final Rules for Disposal of CCR from Electric Utilities

SCS periodically prepares technical bulletins to highlight items of interest to our clients and friends. These are published on our website. This SCS Technical Bulletin addresses: Inactive Surface Impoundments and EPA Direct Final Rules for Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities.   Read and share the SCS ...

August 10, 2016

Karen M. Luken Partners with SCS Engineers as SMM Specialist

SCS Engineers is pleased to announce that Karen Luken has partnered with us as a Sustainable Materials Management Specialist. She will provide environmental consulting services to the firm’s Sustainable Materials Management clients and will be based in SCS’s Cincinnati, Ohio office. Luken brings 25 years of professional experience helping communities, ...

August 8, 2016

SCS Engineers Awarded Contract to Support Commercial and Institutional Recycling Program in the County of Los Angeles

SCS Engineers to provide environmental services and technical support to help enhance LA County’s Department of Public Works sustainable materials management. SCS will provide research and consultation services supporting the County’s waste reduction and recycling practices for businesses, multi-family residences, large venues, County facilities, other public agencies, and more in ...

August 4, 2016

When Infrastructure Improvement Becomes the Most Efficient Alternative to Unsustainable Landfill Gas Operations and Maintenance Costs

The unique nature of landfill decomposition and the demands of safety, environmental compliance, and energy recovery create a dynamic environment under which Landfill Gas (LFG) management systems perform. These conditions place long term stresses on system components and increasingly challenge the ability of operators to effectively and efficiently manage ...

August 2, 2016

SCS Advice from the Field: Properly placing, compacting and shaping gravel significantly protects leachate pipe against wall bucking and excessive ring deflection

Survivability of leachate collection pipes depends upon the gravel placed on all sides of the pipe. Proper placement of gravel around the pipe and the granular soil material over the completed pipe/gravel/geotextile burrito is of significant importance in the protection of the leachate collection pipe. Read the article by ...

August 1, 2016

SCS Alert: Prepare to take action soon after the Final NSPS/EG Rules for Landfills are published in the Federal Register.

Do you have NSPS or EG sites per the new definitions of “new” and “existing”? Does your EG site have any upcoming planned or permitted expansions, or will it be commencing construction on an expansion permitted after July 17, 2014? Will you need to submit/resubmit Design Capacity and NMOC ...

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