EPA News & Regulations

A Year-End Review of EPA’s Recent Air Permitting Guidance Changes

On November 15, 2018, EPA’s reconsideration of an earlier action in 2009 that clarifies what is considered a “project” under New Source Review (NSR) and when projects should be aggregated together during an NSR analysis was published in the Federal … Continue reading

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2015 UST Rules to Begin Full Implementation

The 2015 Revised Underground Storage Tank (UST) Regulations will begin full implementation in some states and 16 non-program approved states on October 13, 2018.  The revisions strengthen the 1988 federal UST regulations by increasing emphasis on properly operating and maintaining … Continue reading

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EPA: Landfill Emissions

The OIG plans to begin preliminary research to determine whether active municipal solid waste landfills are operating under the appropriate air-quality permit. Click here  

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EPA Proposes Changes to Storage Tank Emission Calculation Guidance

On July 25, 2018, EPA proposed revisions to AP-42 Section 7.1 – Organic Liquid Storage Tanks. This section, lasted updated in November 2006, provides guidance for calculating air emissions from fixed and floating-roof storage tanks. Along with EPA’s TANK 4.09d … Continue reading

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DC Circuit Court Vacates Risk Management Program (RMP) Delay Rule

More than five years after President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13650, sending us down this winding road, on August 17, 2018, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the RMP Delay Rule.  The Court of Appeals stated, “Because EPA … Continue reading

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PFAS Chemicals and the EPA’s Plan

Trey Glenn, EPA Region 4 Administrator, recently penned an article expressing EPA’s concerns about a class of “emerging contaminants” that are showing up in aquifers and surface waters across the nation.  He stated that “protecting America’s drinking water is a … Continue reading

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Thinking About Tomorrow Today

Charles Ray presented on the topic: “Lake Okeechobee and Environmental Justice”, at the Florida Brownfields Association Environmental Justice and Social Equity Symposium.  The focus of the presentation is to bring attention to: (1) negative environmental conditions impacting their community health, … Continue reading

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Environmental Audits Don’t Have to be Scary Business

PPM Consultants routinely receives calls from small to medium size industries inquiring the need for an environmental compliance audit.  Environmental audits can come in many shapes and forms but the topic of discussion here is an industrial facility with internal … Continue reading

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Northwest Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Forum to be Held in Marianna Florida

Please join Trey Hess and Ben Clabaugh at the Northwest Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Forum to be Held in Marianna Florida, Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT).

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Proposed Risk Management Program (RMP) Reconsideration Rule

More than 5 years after President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13650, sending us down this winding road, the EPA is proposing changes to a final rule, the Risk Management Program (RMP) Amendments (82 FR 4594, January 13, 2017) to … Continue reading

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