Technical Bulletins

March 2, 2015

Would Brownfields Smell as Sweet by Any Other Name?

Nothing has quite caught the fancy of environmental professionals as the concept of developing “brownfields.” The term refers to restoring industrial properties to productive use by overcoming the stigma associated with moderate environmental contamination caused by previous site uses. Stringent environmental regulations to govern discharges and spills of hazardous ...

March 2, 2015

Collection Rate Adjustments and the Refuse Rate Index – Realistic Indexing for Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Costs

  Realistic Indexing for Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Costs As the costs of solid waste and recycling operations continue to rise and state and federal governments add more stringent regulations, many local governments are delegating their collection operations to private industry. However, since solid waste management is a ...

March 2, 2015

Potential Cost Savings Through Tier 2 NMOC Emissions Estimates at Landfills

A Case Study Comparing Costs of Gas-to-Energy Landfill Gas Collection Systems to NSPS-Compliant Landfill Gas Collection Systems The New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emissions Guidelines (EG) for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills, promulgated on March 12, 1996, will require landfill gas (LFG) emissions control at many landfills nationwide. ...

March 2, 2015

1990 Clean Air Act Amendments – Title V Operating Permits Program

Landfill owners/operators must determine if their operation is classified as a major source of air pollutants under the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments Title V Operating Permits Program. If a landfill operation is determined to be a major source, its owner/ operator will be required to apply for a ...

March 2, 2015

Managing Hazardous Wastes and Toxic Substances in a University Setting

Major universities conduct so many different activities that it is difficult to fully comply with complex environmental regulations. Recent enforcement actions and large penalties against Yale and Stanford have emphasized the importance of developing programs to help assure environmental compliance. Several universities have implemented formal environmental compliance audit (ECA) ...