December 28, 2018

Estimating Quantities and Types of Food Waste

NRDC’s Estimating Quantities and Types of Food Waste is a study and report based on studies performed in the cities of Denver, Nashville, and New York. The main objectives were to assess the amount of food wasted across the residential, industrial, commercial and institutional sectors; to determine why the ...

December 26, 2018

SCS Engineers Celebrates the Holidays by Helping Their Communities

…and have fun doing it! In true SCS spirit, our offices are busy helping others in their communities, so that everyone’s holiday is a little bit brighter. A special thanks to our Young Professionals who think BIG, for organizing a national food drive with a healthy competition between our ...

December 21, 2018

Minimize CCR Landfill Leachate and Contact Water Management

Learn how to minimize leachate and contact water management at coal combustion residual (CCR) landfills using good design, physical controls, and operational practices. Through this SCS presentation of case studies, you will learn how to assess leachate and contact water management issues and implement techniques to minimize leachate and ...

December 12, 2018

U.S. Department of Treasury Issues Proposed Guidance – Opportunity Zone Tax Incentive

On October 19, 2018, the Treasury issued proposed guidance related to the new Opportunity Zone tax incentive created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Opportunity Zones are communities where new investments may be eligible for significant tax incentives.  The incentive is designed to spur economic development and ...

December 10, 2018

Recycling plastic bags and other plastic film is easy and convenient

Most grocery stores and retail stores such as Walmart, Target, and Lowes have recycle bins for this type of plastic. If you are not reusing the bags, take them to a drop off location, which is probably the same store where you got them.

December 6, 2018

SCS Engineers Promotes and Adds Professionals to Help States Meet Recycling and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Goals

  Sustainable environmental programs require multi-disciplinary professionals who have highly technical engineering skills and can develop solutions in coordination with state and local entities, private businesses, and the public. SCS Engineers announces several strategic management enhancements following its Board of Directors meeting in November. The firm promoted several individuals ...

December 4, 2018

Brownfields Assessment, Cleanup and the New Multipurpose Grant Applications Due in January

  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes grant application guidance for Brownfields Assessment, Cleanup, and the new Multipurpose Grants. $50 million+ will be made available this year. With the passage of the BUILD Act this year, there are important changes to the grant applications including special consideration given to communities ...

November 29, 2018

Webinar Deadline: NPDES Industrial Stormwater Compliance Regulations

Recommended for Managers and Facility Compliance Personnel Responsible for NPDES Industrial Stormwater Compliance The new Exceedance Response Action (ERA) paradigm has wide-reaching implications for future NPDES permittees of industrial stormwater discharges. This growing regulatory compliance mechanism is already being implemented in California, Washington, and most recently in Oregon. These states ...

November 28, 2018

Storm Water Regulatory Changes and Industry Trends

We will continue to see changes on the federal, state and local regulatory front that together will help us manage storm water in a smart, cost-effective manner preserving our water resources. Betsy Powers of SCS Engineers provides an update in her most recent article. Until a new WOTUS definition ...

November 26, 2018

Are you confident that your team will proactively respond to a spill?

While a mock spill training drill as part of the annual training session is a good means to prepare your employees, we are taking more aspects from these plan documents that can be duplicated, laminated, and placed in key areas around the facility. In today’s world, having information at your ...