December 24, 2021

Everyone Fails (Sometimes It Is Not Obvious), RETA, Dec 2021

In the interest of correcting Bill Lape’s Epic Fail, he revisits IIAR2 pressure gauge range requirements.   Bill Lape is Project Director for SCS Engineers. Bill is a Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator, a Certified Refrigeration Service Technician, and a member of the National Board of Directors of the Refrigerating ...

December 15, 2021

Dual-stream recycling proponents feel vindicated after converted communities see financial benefits, Waste Dive, Dec 2021

Recent years of commodity market turbulence and high contamination levels in recycling emphasized the value of clean material. Now, recycling program managers in two states are touting dual-stream again.   Learn more about how to make this decision here.

December 13, 2021

A Special Place to Study Law, Virginia Lawyer Register, Dec. 2021

Mike McLaughlin recounts the people and experiences that make him such an interesting lawyer and environmental engineer.    

Technical Bulletins

January 17, 2022

SCS Technical Bulletin 2022: A New Standard Practice for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

ASTM International published an updated consensus guidance document for evaluating environmental conditions at properties involved in commercial real estate transactions. The revised E1527-21, Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process addresses definitions and terminology, clarifies industry practice for the historical records review of the ...

July 20, 2021

SCS Technical Bulletin – 2021 TCEQ’S New Rules Implementing Compliance and Registration Requirements for CCR Management, July 2021

TCEQ has developed a program for implementing the Federal rules governing CCR facilities in Texas. While TCEQ’s CCR program needs to be as protective as the federal CCR rules, there are important distinctions in Chapter 352. CCR facilities must submit a detailed application to obtain a TCEQ registration by ...

June 21, 2021

SCS Technical Bulletin: 2021 TCEQ’S New Rules Implementing Compliance and Registration Requirements for Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Management

SCS periodically prepares Technical Bulletins to highlight items of interest to our clients and friends who have signed up to receive them.  We also publish these on our website at Our most recent Bulletin summarizes and updates the TCEQ’S New Rules Implementing Compliance and Registration Requirements for Coal Combustion ...

White Papers

December 14, 2021

USEPA Draft Plan for 2022 Brownfields Funding

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is providing generous funding for brownfields remediation in 2022. Below is the proposed funding schedule.   Click here to learn more and obtain support and funding for your community’s brownfields project.        

December 8, 2021

2022 Required Compliance and Recertification Training | SCS Engineers

Please get in touch with SCS at or call 515-631-6159.  

November 22, 2021

New and Emerging Funding Sources for Affordable Housing Development, Nov. 2021

Co-authored and presented on November 18, 2021, by the Department of Toxic Substances Control and the California Housing and Community Development with Amy Dzialowski,  SCS’s National Expert on Grant Funding. The companion slide set is available to share or download here and if you are interested in a free ...