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April 25, 2018

How the Revised SP001 Standard Affects Your SPCC Plan

  The industry standard SP001 is incorporated into many Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans is now updated.  How does it affect your facility’s SPCC Plan? The Steel Tank Institute (STI) recently released an updated version of SP001 – Standard for the Inspection of Aboveground Storage Tanks. This ...

April 24, 2018

SCS Advice from the Field: Evaluate Existing Pump Performance After Expanding the Leachate System Footprint

Sometimes the hydraulic evaluation may require up-sizing all or certain pumps in leachate sumps because not enough flow can go through the force main due to high friction loss in the expanded leachate force main. Up-sizing pumps may be achievable depending on the type of the leachate sump, i.e., ...

April 18, 2018

Toxic Release Inventory Reporting – Time to Get Ready for the July 1 Deadline

Some activities are not subject to reporting; among the exemptions are chemicals in items that meet the definition of “articles,” chemicals for personal use, chemicals used for building and grounds maintenance (the exemption does not apply to cleaning of process equipment), or for maintenance of motor vehicles. There also ...

April 10, 2018

Unmasking the Mystery of the Worst Case Release and the Alternative Release Scenario

Let’s start with the difference between the Worst Case Release (WCR) and the Alternative Release Scenario (ARS). Besides the obvious, which is that one is not likely to occur and the other is supposed to be more representative of a possible situation at your plant, one difference is the ...

April 9, 2018

Overcome These Five Common Secondary Containment Misconceptions

For outdoor containers, you have to account for precipitation in sizing your secondary containment systems. Unless a more stringent local or state regulation presides, engineers typically use a rule of thumb for determining appropriate outdoor containment capacity. The most common methods to provide freeboard for precipitation are either 125 ...

April 5, 2018

Improving Global Air Quality – Perspective in the A&WMA Publication for Young Professionals

This article discusses global air quality and how the collaboration between policy-makers and the scientific community can have a continued positive impact on air quality in the U.S. This collaboration has been the primary cause for the improvements observed in air quality over the past few decades. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs, such as ...

April 3, 2018

25th Annual SCS Engineers Landfill and Solid Waste Seminar – Register Now

About the Seminar The half-day landfill and solid waste seminar provides updates on the latest regulatory, policy, and technological developments in the solid waste, landfill and landfill gas industries. Registration A $100 registration fee includes continental breakfast, seminar materials, lunch, and certificate of completion. To register, please complete and return ...

April 3, 2018

Waste Characterization Webinar – Everything you need to know to make sound decisons

Waste characterisation studies are important tools for helping local governments and private companies make decisions on the best solid waste management programs, policies, and technologies to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. Knowing what materials comprise your waste stream will help you establish the right mix of waste diversion and energy ...

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