SCS Blog

May 14, 2021

Regulatory Alert: MSW Landfills Federal Plan to Implement the Emission Guidelines (EG) and Compliance Times

  (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart OOO) EPA is submitting a pre-publication copy of the final MSW Landfills Federal Plan to implement the Emission Guidelines (EG) and Compliance Times issued on May 10, 2021. The Final Plan becomes effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, impacting any ...

May 12, 2021

SCS Engineers Expands Environmental Services in the Midwest

  SCS Engineers is expanding its environmental expertise hiring Richard Southorn, PE and PG, as Project Director in the firm’s St. Charles, Illinois office. Richard is a Professional Engineer in 13 states and a Professional Geologist in Illinois and Delaware. He will support SCS clients with their coal combustion ...

May 10, 2021

As your business grows, it might generate EPA defined hazardous waste

Upon review of the records, tour of the facility, and understanding the workflow, the company took SCS's recommended actions creating satellite accumulation areas and a hazardous waste storage area. Starting with establishing the storage area first, we also obtained an EPA ID number for the facility.

May 5, 2021

Wastewater Discharge Limits – What to do when discharge limits slow plant production capacity

  A large renewable energy company had ambitious plans when it bought a decommissioned plant in Missouri: to mass-produce corn oil-based biodiesel with an eye to ramp up fast. But after investing millions to purchase and retrofit the facility, the company got a surprise. The municipal wastewater treatment plant ...

May 3, 2021

Renewable Solar Energy on Closed Landfills – A Win for Local Governments and Citizens

  Local governments feed tens of thousands to millions of dollars into their landfills long after closure to continue protecting the environment and people, compelling some of them to find creative ways to offset post-closure maintenance costs and to potentially profit. In some cases, these localities convert closed landfills ...