Articles

July 10, 2024

Refrigeration Codes & Standards: Part Three of Many

In the last RETA Breeze issue, Bill Lape discussed the ASHRAE15 history and its preceding standards. Now Bill writes about the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code for Pressure … Continue reading Refrigeration Codes & Standards: Part Three of Many

June 20, 2024

Adaptive Reuse Requires a Multidisciplinary Collaboration for Success

Repurposing, adaptive reuse, or land recycling is an innovative approach for real estate developers but requires due diligence and navigating environmental challenges. Cristobal Ramirez contributes to this Western Real Estate … Continue reading Adaptive Reuse Requires a Multidisciplinary Collaboration for Success

May 31, 2024

Butte County, CA, Approves Long Term Master Plan for Landfill

Adopting a solid waste master plan is significantly helping this California county deal with landfill expansion, California landfill legislation, processing recycled materials, diverting materials, and remaining a good neighbor in … Continue reading Butte County, CA, Approves Long Term Master Plan for Landfill

Technical Bulletins

January 12, 2024

Change in Nonattainment Designation For The Greater Milwaukee Metropolitan Area

The U.S. EPA is reviewing the Milwaukee nonattainment designation and may change the status from “moderate” to “serious.” This change is expected to occur in the spring of 2025 but … Continue reading Change in Nonattainment Designation For The Greater Milwaukee Metropolitan Area

August 15, 2023

NWRA and SWANA for PFAS CERCLA Exemption

Submitted electronically to: https://www.regulations.gov The Honorable Michael Regan, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Re: Addressing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment, Advance Notice of Potential Rulemaking (ANPRM); Docket ID … Continue reading NWRA and SWANA for PFAS CERCLA Exemption

March 1, 2023

SCS Technical Bulletin 2023: Applying Lessons Learned From Municipal Solid Waste and Coal Combustion Residuals to the Development of Testing and Monitoring Plans for CO2 Storage Projects

Our most recent Bulletin discusses key considerations for developing Testing and Monitoring Plans for carbon capture and CO2 storage projects based on our knowledge of MSW and CCR regulatory frameworks … Continue reading SCS Technical Bulletin 2023: Applying Lessons Learned From Municipal Solid Waste and Coal ...

White Papers

December 27, 2023

Septic Systems Failures and Forever Chemicals

This SCS paper discusses the impact of septic systems on our groundwater. Experts have recognized these systems as potential groundwater pollution sources since the 1980s. The USEPA’s 1984 report highlighted … Continue reading Septic Systems Failures and Forever Chemicals

December 6, 2023

Lithium Extraction from Oil Field Brines: Outlook, Opportunities, and Challenges

This SCS paper covers the need for lithium and how the oil industry can help supply it. Oil field brine extraction is a naturally occurring aspect of oil and gas … Continue reading Lithium Extraction from Oil Field Brines: Outlook, Opportunities, and Challenges

November 22, 2023

Carbon Capture and Sequestration: A Primer

SCS Engineers Staff Scientist Patty Herman takes readers through Carbon Capture Storage and Sequestration basics for newcomers to the industry and the public. Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and sequestration (CCS) … Continue reading Carbon Capture and Sequestration: A Primer