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April 30, 2018

SWANA Webinar: Landfill Gas Data Collection and Analysis, May 2

Join William J. Perez, Project Manager, SCS Field Services for the SWANA webinar LFG Data Collection and Analysis, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 1:45 pm ET. GCCS are installed with the operational goals of complying with federal, state and local regulations, preventing LFG migration, and controlling odors. Their ...

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 23, 2018

SCS Engineers Expands Miami Office to Meet Environmental Consulting Demand

Economically sustainable environmental solutions are especially strategic for businesses developing infrastructure in and surrounding the City. Miami, FL– SCS Engineers is expanding the firm’s Miami, Florida office to meet the growing demand for environmental consulting and engineering technical solutions. The firm’s strategic recent new hire is Jeovanny Rodriguez, P.E., ...

April 20, 2018

Submit Your Comments to EPA by April 30 on the Proposed Rule Amendments to the Coal Ash Disposal Regulations (40 CRF 257)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the first of two proposed rules, on March 1, 2018, to amend the Coal Ash Disposal Regulations of coal combustion residuals (CCR) Rule, 40 CFR 257.  If the proposed rules are finalized, the changes would help the electric utility industry save up ...

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 17, 2018

SWANA Webinar: Landfill Gas Data Collection and Analysis, May 2

Join William J. Perez, Project Manager, SCS Field Services for the SWANA webinar LFG Data Collection and Analysis, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 1:45 pm ET. GCCS is installed with the operational goals of complying with federal, state and local regulations, preventing LFG migration, and controlling odors. Their ...

April 12, 2018

Effective LFG Wellfield Management – SWANA Webinar – April 18

LFG wellfield management requires an understanding of how it fits into the scope of operating a modern MSW facility. For most facilities, the existence of an LFG wellfield and the process of managing it are dictated to the landfill owner/operator by regulation. There are significant cost and risks inherent ...

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 ...

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