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SCS Engineers Landfill and Solid Waste Seminar – Baltimore, MD

May 23, 2019

Join SCS Engineers for our 17th Annual Maryland Landfill & Solid Waste Seminar on May 23rd!

This half-day seminar will provide updates on the latest regulatory, policy, and technological developments in solid waste, landfill and landfill gas industries.The $100 registration fee includes breakfast, seminar materials, Orioles ticket, and certificate of completion. To register, download the Flyer and Registration Form.

2019 AGENDA
Welcome and Introductions, by Paul Mandeville, PE
How Extreme Weather Can Impact Your Landfill, by Bob Isenberg, PE, CPG
Maryland 2019 Regulatory Update, by Jacob Shepherd, PE
LFG Design, History, and Compliance,  by Alex Mandeville, EIT
Sites That Take Special Waste, by Charles Warren, PE
What’s In Your Permit? by Tony Tomlin, PE
Solid Waste Facility Planning & Design: Integrated Approaches, by Ryan Duckett, PE
Baltimore Orioles vs. NY Yankees at Camden Yards

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The seminar is intended for solid waste management professionals, landfill managers, waste/recycling managers, supervisors, and operators. For attendees already possessing landfill experience, topics will provide a fresh perspective and cover important regulatory and technological updates. For those new to the field, topics will cover essential information on all aspects of landfill development, operations, monitoring, and management.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Full event attendance provides three (3) Continuing Education Units for the SWANA Certification Program.

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
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Federal Judge Rules Against EPA on the Landfill EG Lawsuit

May 10, 2019

Before the Court: EPA admits that it has failed to meet its nondiscretionary obligations to implement the Landfill Emissions Guidelines, as compelled by the CAA. The only questions before the Court were whether the Plaintiffs have standing and, if so, how long to give EPA to comply with its overdue nondiscretionary duties under the Landfill Emissions Guidelines. The Plaintiffs are the States of Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, California, Vermont, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Ruling: Plaintiffs have standing, and the EPA must approve existing submitted plans by September 6 and issue the federal plan by November 6.

Impact on Landfill Owners/Operators: This will create some confusion, as landfills will be working on getting revised rules in place while at the same time start complying with the old EG rule. We are already doing that with XXX sites, but this ruling adds complexity. If EPA keeps to the schedule and we have final approved revised rules by March 2020, landfills won’t have to do as much under the old rules before new ones take effect.

Stay tuned.

Contact your SCS Project Manager for more information, email us at service@scsengineers.com, or follow SCS on your preferred social media.

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am
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SCS Engineers Landfill and Solid Waste Seminar – Richmond, VA

April 12, 2019

Join SCS Engineers for our 26th Annual Virginia Landfill & Solid Waste Seminar!

This half-day seminar will provide updates on the latest regulatory, policy, and technological developments in solid waste, landfill and landfill gas industries.

The $100 registration fee includes continental breakfast, seminar materials, lunch, and certificate of completion. To register, download the Flyer and Registration Form.

2019 AGENDA  
Welcome and Introductions, by Paul Mandeville, PE
How Extreme Weather Can Impact Your Landfill, by Bob Isenberg, PE, CPG
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) 2019 Regulatory Update, by Kathryn Perszyk, VDEQ
LFG Design, History, and Compliance,  by Alex Mandeville, EIT
Sites That Take Special Waste, by Charles Warren, PE
What’s In Your Permit?  by Tony Tomlin, PE
Solid Waste Facility Planning & Design: Integrated Approaches, by Ryan Duckett, PE

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The seminar is intended for solid waste management professionals, landfill managers, waste/recycling managers, supervisors, and operators. For attendees already possessing landfill experience, topics will provide a fresh perspective and cover important regulatory and technological updates. For those new to the field, topics will cover essential information on all aspects of landfill development, operations, monitoring, and management.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Full event attendance provides four (4) CPE/T contact hours toward DPOR requirements for Class I and Class II license renewal, as well as three (3) Continuing Education Units for the SWANA Certification Program.

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
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SCS Engineers Landfill and Solid Waste Seminar – Roanoke, VA

April 5, 2019

Join SCS Engineers for our 26th Annual Virginia Landfill & Solid Waste Seminar!

This half-day seminar will provide updates on the latest regulatory, policy, and technological developments in solid waste, landfill and landfill gas industries.

The $100 registration fee includes continental breakfast, seminar materials, lunch, and certificate of completion. To register, download the Flyer and Registration Form.

2019 AGENDA  
Welcome and Introductions, by Paul Mandeville, PE
How Extreme Weather Can Impact Your Landfill, by Bob Isenberg, PE, CPG
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) 2019 Regulatory Update, by Kathryn Perszyk, VDEQ
LFG Design, History, and Compliance,  by Alex Mandeville, EIT
Sites That Take Special Waste, by Charles Warren, PE
What’s In Your Permit? by Tony Tomlin, PE
Solid Waste Facility Planning & Design: Integrated Approaches, by Ryan Duckett, PE

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The seminar is intended for solid waste management professionals, landfill managers, waste/recycling managers, supervisors, and operators. For attendees already possessing landfill experience, topics will provide a fresh perspective and cover important regulatory and technological updates. For those new to the field, topics will cover essential information on all aspects of landfill development, operations, monitoring, and management.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Full event attendance provides four (4) CPE/T contact hours toward DPOR requirements for Class I and Class II license renewal, as well as three (3) Continuing Education Units for the SWANA Certification Program.

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Landfill Gas Collection and Control Systems – GCCS Article Series in MSW Magazine

September 24, 2018

To generate a return on investment of site-specific GCCS, you need OMM staff who understand the strengths and weaknesses of your site. From that understanding, successful OMM teams and facility owners can design, perform, and fine-tune their program.

SCS’s BMP’s uses a “beyond the compliance OMM model” because the practice leads to strengthening relationships with regulatory agencies and LFG energy providers. Our clients expect to move toward a field optimization program when both OMM procedures and regulatory requirements are fine-tuned to work in concert. That investment pays dividends by increasing compliance and improving gas recovery. When developed OMM principles are defined clearly, and evolved along with GCCS design and construction, teams rise to the challenge, and the reward is a consistent track record of excellent GCCS operation.

Part 1 of the series discusses design considerations for landfill gas collection and control systems (GCCS); Part 2 takes into account construction quality assurance (CQA) measures during construction of GCCS; and Part 3 covers BMP’s for GCCS Operation, Monitoring, and Maintenance (OMM) in the September/October issue of MSW Magazine. The SCS Team covers:

  • Safety
  • Monitoring Plans
  • LFG Well Start-up
  • Wellfield Tuning and Maintenance
  • Compliance

 

 

 

 

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Region 2000 Services Authority Wins SWANA Regional Program Achievement Award for Landfill Operations

May 29, 2018

The 2018 Solid Waste Association of North America, Old Dominion Chapter award recognizes significant accomplishments in the solid waste industry.

The Region 2000 Services Authority (Authority), was awarded a SWANA program achievement award on May 9, 2018, for landfill operations at the Region 2000 Regional Landfill – Livestock Road Facility, in Campbell County, Virginia. Clarke W. Gibson, P.E., Director; Larry Hall, Operations Manager; and Robert Arthur, Environmental Compliance and Safety Manager head the Authority’s operations team.

SCS Engineers nominated the team for their achievements through the Authority’s Odor Management Program, which reflects the success of the Authority’s technical strategies as well as their collaboration with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) and proactive community outreach efforts.

Livestock Road became a regional landfill in 2012 when the Concord Turnpike Regional Landfill closed. Livestock Road began serving the citizens of the City of Lynchburg and the counties of Appomattox, Campbell, and Nelson with approximately 165,000 citizens living in these communities. More solid waste means more cell development, and more odors to control.

Odor management is a foremost challenge at any landfill, but particularly challenging as Livestock Road was receiving a significant increase in solid waste just as the surrounding area was developing a subdivision adjacent to the landfill. The Authority took action, and today has documented a 98 percent decrease in odor complaints as of March 2018. The results enhance the quality of life of the citizens residing in adjacent communities.

“Effective landfill odor control takes a multi-pronged and diligent approach, we wanted to implement the best management practices and the best technology to address landfill odors. As a result, we believe we have significantly improved the odor problem at our landfill and have greatly improved the quality of life for our neighbors,” stated Clarke Gibson, Director at Region 2000 Services Authority.

The comprehensive Odor Management Program was developed and implemented with the support of SCS Engineers, and is comprised of odor abatement, mitigation, and controls. Numerous elements including systems, investigations, monitoring/analyses, protocols, and practices are part of these three major elements commissioned on a voluntary basis.

“The Authority’s operations team demonstrates excellence in environmental stewardship and community relations through their program,” stated Robert Dick, Vice President, and the SCS Project Director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:10 am
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25th Annual SCS Engineers Landfill and Solid Waste Seminar – Register Now

March 23, 2018

About the Seminar
The half-day landfill and solid waste seminar provides updates on the latest regulatory, policy, and technological developments in the solid waste, landfill and landfill gas industries.

Registration
A $100 registration fee includes continental breakfast, seminar materials, lunch, and certificate of completion. To register, please complete and return the registration form located on the SCS website for download. Additional instructions will follow with your confirmation.

Who Should Attend?
Solid waste management professionals, landfill managers, supervisors, and operators. For attendees already possessing landfill experience, topics will provide a fresh perspective and cover important regulatory and technological updates. For those new to the field, topics will cover essential information on all aspects of landfill development, operations, monitoring, and management.

Continuing Education Credits
Full event attendance provides four (4) CPE/T contact hours toward DPOR requirements
for Class I and Class II license renewal, as well as three (3) Continuing Education Units for SWANA Certification Program.

About SCS Engineers
Founded in 1970, SCS is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm specializing in solid waste management and environmental engineering services. SCS opened its Reston, VA office in 1971. Our other VA locations include: Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Winchester. Presently, we have over 800 employees throughout the United States.

Roanoke | April 5, 2018
Richmond | April 13, 2018
Seminar fee is $100. Complete a separate form for each registrant and kindly attach registrant’s business card.

Questions? Contact Heather Blake for answers.

Thanks for attending!

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Where Do the New Landfill Air Regulations Stand?

March 19, 2018

A look at the confusion stemming from regulatory uncertainty of new rules limiting air emissions from municipal solid waste landfills by David Greene, P.E., SCS Engineers – Asheville, NC.

The landfill industry continues to work with EPA Administration to get a longer-term stay to work out needed NSPS/EG rule changes. At this time, industry representatives are hopeful both these related goals can be achieved.

While the new NSPS/EG rules became effective back in 2016, the concerns with the rules raised at the time still remain unresolved. Despite this, we can expect resolution though it may take some time to fix. The fog should be lifting, yielding changes that are expected to be more workable for both the landfill industry and state/local regulators. In the meantime, stay tuned and stay informed.

Read the full article with links to the NSPS/EG update in a recently published SCS Technical Bulletin.

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am
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NSPS/EG Rule Update – March 2018

March 6, 2018

SCS Engineers periodically prepares Technical Bulletins to highlight items of interest to our clients and friends who have signed up to receive them.  Our most recent SCS Bulletin summarizes the new rules which took effect on October 28, 2016, with compliance obligations under the NSPS Subpart XXX rule beginning November 28, 2016. Originally, states and local air jurisdictions were to submit their proposed EG rules by May 30, 2017; however, there have been some delays in this process, which we condense and detail in this Bulletin. SCS will continually update coverage of this Rule on our website.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 9:24 am
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Advice from the Field: Plan for and design a landfill gas collection system with particular attention to landfill bottom liners.

November 21, 2017

We continue SCS’s Advice from the Field blog series with guidance from an article in MSW Magazine by Daniel R. Cooper, Jason Timmons, and Stephanie Liptak.

Planning a landfill gas collection system before collection is required can increase the long-term benefits for multiple stakeholders.

The authors of a recent article in MSW Management Magazine present engineering ideas that provide for more efficient construction of a GCCS.  Gas system operators will benefit by having fewer pumps to operate and maintain and shallower headers that are more easily accessible. Odor management will be easier along with other benefits.

Read the full article here to learn about the design elements for maximizing long-term benefits, impacting: bottom liners, location of the blower/flare station, leachate risers, extraction well targets, and external header piping.

 

 

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