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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.

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Volusia County Selects SCS Engineers for Green Capital Improvements

May 15, 2019

County of Volusia’s green capital improvement plan supports sustainable solid waste management.

More than 500,000 people call Volusia County home. Situated on the east coast of Central Florida, the county has 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches and beachfront cities including Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and New Smyrna Beach. Volusia County has an abundance of natural beauty and some of the most beautiful parks in the United States.

Green Volusia is the county’s long-term initiative designed to provide residents and visitors with information about green, or sustainable, practices to reduce the impact on the environment. Green Volusia provides information about environmentally responsible practices that benefit the whole community as well as encouraging stewardship and conservation of our natural resources.

Despite the best green practices, it came time to expand the county’s landfill. The City Council approved a contract for Professional Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) and Engineering Services with SCS Engineers. SCS is an award-winning environmental consulting, engineering and construction company known for sustainable environmental solutions. The Council selected SCS for their in house expertise in MSW cell construction, and successful record of delivering the highest quality environmental engineering services.

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:03 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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How Future Use Guides Ash Pond Closure Strategies – WOCA 2019

April 18, 2019

World of Coal Ash in St. Louis, May –13-16, 2019 event details.

Even the simplest impoundment closures come with design challenges. It is a challenge to navigate project constraints, whether technical, regulatory, or financial, to design and implement an effective closure strategy. Cost often helps to determine the “balance” between project constraints when the future end use of a closed CCR surface impoundment or the property it occupies is undefined. When a post-closure end use is defined, finding balance among project constraints to best serve that future use provides rewarding challenges.

SCS Engineers has navigated this balancing act on impoundment closure projects during facility decommissioning. Through a presentation of case studies, you will learn how this team has approached ash pond closure planning and execution where the future use of the impoundment site ranged from undefined to the home of a new solar photovoltaic installation. Examples also include potential future industrial use or property sale.

Case studies will highlight how geotechnical, hydrological, regulatory, or simple physical constraints have influenced the design and implementation of CCR surface impoundment closures.

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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.

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
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State vs Federal CCR Rule Regulations: Comparisons and Impacts

March 28, 2019

World of Coal Ash in St. Louis, May –13-16, 2019 event details.

When the Federal CCR rule went into effect in 2015, it was a new regulatory layer on top of a widely varying landscape of state regulations affecting CCR management in impoundments and landfills. Some states already had significant regulations on the books for CCR impoundments and/or landfills, while others did not. Where state regulations existed, they varied widely from state to state. While a few states have moved toward closing the gap between state and federal CCR requirements, many utilities continue to face confusing and conflicting requirements coming from different regulatory programs as they move ahead with managing their CCR facilities.

Through case studies, SCS Engineers will share state-versus-federal regulatory challenges utilities have encountered in different regions of the country during landfill design and management, impoundment closure, and groundwater monitoring and reporting since the implementation of the Federal CCR Rule. For example, some sites have completely distinct groundwater monitoring programs under state versus federal rules, with different well locations, well depths, and monitoring parameters for the same facility. We will highlight unique approaches to bridging regulatory gaps and resolving regulatory conflicts between state and Federal CCR requirements.

SCS will also share insights gained on the long-term potential for regulatory resolution of these issues based on discussions with state regulators in multiple states.

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Minimize CCR Landfill Leachate and Contact Water Management

March 21, 2019

World of Coal Ash in St. Louis, May –13-16, 2019 event details.

Learn how to minimize leachate and contact water management at coal combustion residual (CCR) landfills using good design, physical controls, and operational practices. Through our presentation of case studies, you will learn how to assess leachate and contact water management issues and implement techniques to minimize leachate and contact water management at your landfill.

Leachate management and contact water management at CCR landfills can be expensive, cause operational headaches, and divert valuable resources from other critical plant needs. Our presentation will provide you with useful tools to ensure your landfill is designed and operated to effectively reduce leachate and contact water and alleviate operator stress. We will present case studies that highlight how design features, physical controls, and operational practices have effectively decreased leachate and contact water management at CCR landfills.

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Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am
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Landfills Are Building in Resiliency to Increasingly Erratic Weather

March 7, 2019

Stormwater management at landfills is changing as owners/operators are adapting their operating plans and designs to minimize the risks that come with heavier rainfall, and severe storm conditions. Landfill engineers are “overdesigning,” in regions hard hit in recent years by severe weather, and not designing for what is labeled as a statistically probable 25-year-storm.

Operations and maintenance are also preparing for changing conditions. William Mojica, Republic Services Director of Environmental Compliance is quoted in this article saying “It’s understanding the facility’s lifecycle, what best management practices (BMPs) are required and anticipating what may come.”

Jonathan Meronek, of SCS Engineers, notes similar strategies are being explored or employed along the U.S. coastlines including designing retention facilities to handle much larger storms.

Read Landfills Prepare to Brave Storms into the Future published in Waste360 and by the American Planning Association (APA).

 

 

 

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Minimize CCR Landfill Leachate and Contact Water Management – EUEC 2019

January 24, 2019

 

EUEC 2019

 

At EUEC 2019 learn how SCS can minimize leachate and contact water management at coal combustion residual (CCR) landfills using good design, physical controls, and operational practices.

Through this SCS presentation of case studies, you will learn how to assess leachate and contact water management issues and implement techniques to minimize leachate and contact water management at your landfill.

Leachate management and contact water management at CCR landfills can be expensive, cause operational headaches, and divert valuable resources from other critical plant needs. Our presentation will provide you with useful tools to ensure your landfill is designed and operated to effectively reduce leachate and contact water and alleviate operator stress. We will present case studies that highlight how design features, physical controls, and operational practices have effectively decreased leachate and contact water management at CCR landfills.

2019 EUEC in San Diego, February 25-17, 2019. Conference details here.

 

 

 

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