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Are Risk Management Plans on Your Radar?

Lately we’ve seen increased scrutiny of Risk Management Plans (RMP) and Process Safety Management (PSM) programs by EPA, OSHA, and State regulatory agencies throughout the nation.  This has resulted in an increase in the number of RMP/PSM audits by State … Continue reading

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“Once In, Always In” Is on the Way Out!

In May of 1995, EPA’s John Seitz released a memo that clarified a “Once in, Always in” policy for Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) sources. These sources had a Potential to Emit (PTE) of 10 tons of any single Hazardous … Continue reading

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PPM Consultants Hires Annie Mcilwain as Project Manager

PPM Consultants hires Annie Mcilwain as project manager for the Jackson, Mississippi office. Mcilwain brings six years of experience addressing environmental and health and safety (EHS) compliance and due diligence issues throughout the Southeast. Her expertise in the design and … Continue reading

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Changes to Tier II Hazard Categories

Some of you might be asking yourself, “when did this happen”?   While the Final Rule behind this change was effective June 13, 2016, the compliance date was pushed to January 1, 2018 in order to provide enough time for states … Continue reading

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Top Environmental Stories of 2017

Scott Pruitt Heads the Agency He once Challenged: President Trump voiced that his goal was to make a change, and by hiring Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, change was underway. Pruitt is fond of saying, “the … Continue reading

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EPA Makes Final Attainment Designations for 2015 Ozone NAAQS

On December 21, 2017, EPA responded to state and tribal recommendations by indicating the anticipated area designations for the portions of the country not already designated for the 2015 ozone standards.  These responses will start a 120-day period for states … Continue reading

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The Art of Christmas

Here at PPM, our annual Christmas greeting to each of our clients features something special. Each year our card’s art is drawn and submitted by one of our team member’s children, and we enjoy getting the chance to share what … Continue reading

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Top Five UST Compliance Violations

The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) along with assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) recently released a report titled UST Common Compliance Violations. This effort was done … Continue reading

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Reviewing History – The Walnut Creek Explosion

In November of 2004, the high-pressure fuel pipeline breach at Walnut Creek was one of the worst in California’s history. Many lives were changed forever, subsequently this event would go on to highlight the importance of managing encroachments and working … Continue reading

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New Found Facts about PFAS

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of contaminants on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Emerging Contaminant Action List. This list is comprised of chemicals and materials that pose a perceived or real threat to the environment or human … Continue reading

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