May 31, 2019

Spring 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions Released

  The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs announced the release of the Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The Agenda reports on the actions administrative agencies plan to issue in the near and long term.  Of note:   Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Liquids Management Regulations Under RCRA Subtitle ...

May 31, 2019

Wendell Minshew Captures the Essence of SCS’s Purpose

Wendell, a Senior Project Professional in the SCS Engineers Sacramento office became interested in photography 35 years ago. He had broken his ankle and needed something to do because he felt grumpy not being able to play tennis. His tennis partner loaned him a camera, some film, and his ...

May 29, 2019

ISWA “closing dumpsites” initiative: status of progress – article and editorial published

The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) has determined that uncontrolled dumpsites hold 40% of the world’s waste and that the world’s 50 biggest dumpsites (identified through a voluntarily survey conducted by D-Waste in 2014) directly affect the daily lives of 64 million people, equivalent to the population of France. ...

May 20, 2019

Cost Reduction Tips for O&G Groundwater Monitoring

For many oil and gas waste processing and disposal facilities, and water midstream facilities, groundwater monitoring is mandatory. The ongoing quarterly monitoring well sampling is a long-term operating expense that presents opportunities for cost reduction by employing new sampling technologies that reduce labor time and cost. Conventional monitoring well ...

May 17, 2019

Meet Marc Lefebvre of SCS Engineers

Mr. Lefebvre, a Professional Engineer in nine states recently joined the SCS Environmental Services team. He brings over three decades of experience as an environmental engineer and consultant specializing in soil and water remediation services for both government and business sectors. Mr. Lefebvre manages remedial action plans, multi-media contamination ...

May 15, 2019

Volusia County Selects SCS Engineers for Green Capital Improvements

More than 500,000 people call Volusia County home. Situated on the east coast of Central Florida, the county has 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches and beachfront cities including Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and New Smyrna Beach. Volusia County has an abundance of natural beauty and some of the ...

May 13, 2019

The Who, What, When, Where, Why of an Environmental Insurance Claim

The 5Ws of Environmental Insurance   An environmental insurance claim is simply the response and mitigation of an environmental issue or event paid for by an environmental insurance policy. Similar to an auto or home insurance claim, a company or individual purchases this type of policy to protect them ...

May 10, 2019

Federal Judge Rules Against EPA on the Landfill EG Lawsuit

Before the Court: EPA admits that it has failed to meet its nondiscretionary obligations to implement the Landfill Emissions Guidelines, as compelled by the CAA. The only questions before the Court were whether the Plaintiffs have standing and, if so, how long to give EPA to comply with its ...

May 8, 2019

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

On May 1, 2019, the Department of Treasury published in the Federal Register its second set of 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 ...

May 8, 2019

Thank you for continuing the tradition of keeping our roads clean!

Next year… 2020 will be the 30th year of SCS Engineers keeping roads in Madison, WI. clean.