Articles

March 9, 2021

Renewed Focus On Landfill Calculations As Waste Industry Faces Pressure To Reduce Emissions, Waste Dive, March 2021

Pat Sullivan discusses why SWICS is a better calculation process for measuring greenhouse gas emissions. SWICS follows a protocol to calculate collection efficiency and arrives at how much gas trash produces and emits. It also lets landfill operators credit methane capture technologies for being better at their job than ...

March 4, 2021

How to Turn an Inspection into a Welcome Visit, EM, March 2021

Unannounced air regulatory inspections are an inevitable part of the life of a landfill. David Greene makes several suggestions to effectively prepare and engage with your inspector. This article appears in the March 2021 issue of EM Magazine, a copyrighted publication of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA; ...

March 4, 2021

Epic Fail: Lipstick on a Pig, RETA, March 2021

When a regulator walks in the front door, we want our system to look shiny and new so that the regulator might cut us some slack. Bill Lape takes us through what IIAR 6 requires and that you can address that is far more effective than lipstick on a ...

March 4, 2021

The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) Annual Report – Page 2

 

March 2, 2021

Emergency Release Reporting Requirements for Anhydrous Ammonia Refrigeration Facilities, RETA

Bill Lape’s article clarifies the reporting requirements for facilities that utilize anhydrous ammonia for their refrigerant and offers guidance for compliance with these regulations. The two primary regulations that govern release reporting are the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, otherwise known as EPCRA, and the Comprehensive ...