Articles

March 28, 2024

Recycling Composition Studies Raise the Bar on Residential Waste Programs

Cities, regions, and states are reaping the benefits from waste and recycling composition studies. This Waste Advantage article illustrates how waste characterization data turns into information that helps plan how … Continue reading Recycling Composition Studies Raise the Bar on Residential Waste Programs

February 28, 2024

Part Two of Many: Refrigeration Standards & Codes

With the publication in January 2024 of the 2024 editions of the IFC, IMC, UMC, and NFPA1, state and local jurisdictions may begin the process of updating their adopted codes. … Continue reading Part Two of Many: Refrigeration Standards & Codes

February 15, 2024

Navigating PFAS Compliance in the Oil and Gas Industry

Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA or Superfund), the EPA is moving to classify perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) as hazardous … Continue reading Navigating PFAS Compliance in the Oil and Gas Industry

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

David Palmerton’s 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

A paper by David Palmerton, Jr., PG, covers the need for lithium and how the oil industry can help supply it. Oil field brine extraction is a naturally occurring aspect … 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