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March 28, 2019

State vs Federal CCR Rule Regulations: Comparisons and Impacts

World of Coal Ash in St. Louis, May –13-16, 2019 event details. When the Federal CCR rule went into effect in 2015, it was a new regulatory layer on top of a widely varying landscape of state regulations affecting CCR management in impoundments and landfills. Some states already had ...

March 26, 2019

Bob Gardner Confirmed as the SWANA Trustee for the AAEES Board

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) recently nominated and confirmed Robert Gardner as the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), Trustee to the Board. His term began January 1, 2019, and extends until December 31, 2021. Mr. Gardner is a Senior Vice President of SCS ...

March 25, 2019

How Strategic Planning Leads to an Economically Sustainable Approach and for Stakeholder-Supported Waste Management

The City of Olathe, Kansas is the fastest growing municipality in the Kansas City metro area, and the Solid Waste Division Manager recognized that increasing population; new, single and multi-family home developments; and growth in commercial establishments would require additional services, resources, and infrastructure to continue the same excellent ...

March 21, 2019

Minimize CCR Landfill Leachate and Contact Water Management

World of Coal Ash in St. Louis, May –13-16, 2019 event details. Learn how to minimize leachate and contact water management at coal combustion residual (CCR) landfills using good design, physical controls, and operational practices. Through our presentation of case studies, you will learn how to assess leachate and ...

March 18, 2019

48th ABA SEER Spring Conference in Denver March 27-29

Speakers include Andrew Wheeler, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency discussing regulatory policy about the environment, energy, and resources.  SCS a proud sponsor looks forward to seeing you there! A few of the topics of this year’s conference will include water law, brownfields, public service, fracking, enforcement, grid resiliency, PFAS, ...

March 14, 2019

The Witness Speaks! An environmental expert takes the stand.

Dan Sola, a Hydrogeologist and Project Director at SCS Engineers, chats with attorney Shell Bleiweiss on expert witness testimony. In a rare article, Mr. Sola, an expert witness for environmental issues, tells his story of what it took to become a successful and sought after witness, while Mr. Bleiweiss ...

March 13, 2019

Impact of Organizational Change on Safety and Risk Management

If your facility is subject to Process Safety Management and Risk Management Plan regulations, or even if you are a mom and pop grocery store,  during the life of your business you’ll experience organizational change. William Lape, of SCS Engineers, writes about how we need to consider the impacts on a facility’s PSM/RMP or ARM programs ...

March 11, 2019

Keys for Successfully Siting a Transfer Station

A well-sited transfer station could possibly save millions a year in operation costs, but it’s nearly impossible to find a location with every desirable checklist item. Project developers and one municipality share which priorities tend to matter the most and how to satisfy as many as possible, whether it ...

March 8, 2019

Municipalities Are Balancing the Books on Recycling Costs – March 14 – APWA Webinar

Learn how four municipalities are finding ways to lower their operational costs to balance the rising cost of recycling. Three distinguished recycling experts describe how cities from Kirkland, Washington to Oklahoma City to Virginia Beach and Chesapeake have taken action to lower their operational costs, offsetting the cost of ...

March 7, 2019

Landfills Are Building in Resiliency to Increasingly Erratic Weather

Stormwater management at landfills is changing as owners/operators are adapting their operating plans and designs to minimize the risks that come with heavier rainfall, and severe storm conditions. Landfill engineers are “overdesigning,” in regions hard hit in recent years by severe weather, and not designing for what is labeled ...

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