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April 30, 2020

Strategies for Climate Change Planning & Adaptation for Waste Management Facilities

Scientists and experts agree that climate change is a present-day threat to communities across the U.S., manifesting in both predictable and unpredictable ways. As detailed in the National Climate Assessment Vol. 4 (NCA4), coastal storms are increasing in strength and frequency, forest fires are becoming much larger and more ...

April 27, 2020

Indoor Air Quality – Selecting an Industrial Hygienist, Tips, and Resources to Resolve IAQ Issues

To make the most of your budget dollars, look for a CIH with a demonstrated track record of successful investigations and mitigations. The CIH should preferably have experience ranging from building designs specifying low VOC-emitting materials, implementation of corrective measures to accelerate off-gassing, and removal of VOCs in building ...

April 23, 2020

Pandemic Regulatory Flexibility – EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program

On March 26, 2020, the EPA issued the COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program memorandum. This temporary policy allows for enforcement discretion for noncompliance resulting from the pandemic. The memorandum requires regulated entities to take specific steps, then document how COVID-19 caused the noncompliance and efforts ...

April 21, 2020

Planning for the “Future Normal”

As many of our clients approach the end of the fiscal year and annual planning period, they have shared their concern about the upcoming fiscal year expectations and anticipated medium-term impacts of COVID-19 on local government operations and revenue streams. Some of the concerns… Avoiding municipal or utility service ...

April 20, 2020

Pilot-test New Technology for Cost-effective Removal and Destruction of PFAS in Landfill Leachate

Pilot-Testing a Novel “Concentrate-&-Destroy” Technology for ‘Green’ and Cost-Effective Destruction of PFAS in Landfill Leachate One of the recent recipients of EPA’s latest round of small business research grants is investigating a novel technology for treating PFAS in leachate. This project could fill a key technology gap for cost-effectively ...

April 16, 2020

Join SCS Friday – Play Online Trivia and Raise Money for a Good Cause!

Join our SCS employees, family, friends, and clients for a Trivia Night Fundraiser where we can all have some fun and raise a little bit of money for a good cause. When: Friday, April 17th from 6:30-8 pm ET What: We will play a virtual trivia game via Zoom. ...

April 16, 2020

SCS’s Arsenal of Biogas Technologies and Services

Environmental Business Journal had this to say in their recently published Emerging Technology & the Environmental Industry issue: SCS Engineers has built an impressive history, set of accomplishments and qualifications in designing, building and operating Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) facilities. In the RNG field, which is one of the ...

April 15, 2020

SCS Technical Bulletin Posted: 2020 NESHAP – Solid Waste Landfills

This would allow landfills to "opt-in" to the NESHAP rule, which also includes all of the same criteria as the NSPS/EG rules, to avoid any confusion regarding which rules to follow. According to EPA, these final amendments will result in improved compliance and implementation of the rule and eliminate ...

April 14, 2020

Online Ammonia Refrigeration Operator and PSM/RMP Training Courses

SCS Engineers is offering Ammonia Refrigeration Operator classes, including RETA Operator I and RETA Operator II using our online delivery system. Ensure your operators continue to receive training for compliance with the Process Safety Management and Risk Management Program regulations. We also offer our PSM/RMP courses, as well as ...

April 13, 2020

Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure – SPCC – Compliance at Electric Utility Facilities

Do you know how much oil you store in aboveground containers at your facilities? If you have more than 1,320 gallons at a facility, you may need an SPCC Plan. SPCC stands for Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure, and it is a federal rule (40 CFR 112 in the ...