In September 2008, August Mack’s eCAP® (Compliance Assurance Program) was formally qualified as a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) through the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7. August Mack’s eCAP® program is an Environmental Health and Safety Management System (EMS) that utilizes a team of August Mack experts to routinely and methodically assess and maintain compliance at clients’ facilities. The innovative program includes much more than just...Read More »
In the state of Indiana, industrial and manufacturing facilities should be aware of the environmental requirements under Rule 6 General Permit for Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities. The Clean Water Act requires that discharges associated with industrial activities be permitted under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). If your facility already has a permit, then you may already be familiar with the general requirements such as monitoring, reporting, and...Read More »
What does environmental non-compliance cost your company? For many companies, the answer is nothing because they are in compliance. But imagine having to tell your boss that the US EPA has just levied a large fine against your company for violating a federal environmental regulation that you did not even know was applicable to your facility. That’s exactly what happened to one east coast company as they were fined for failing to have a required oil spill plan on file, which is a clear violation...Read More »
Don't forget to join us tomorrow for the free August Mack webinar. To attend, register here. In September 2008, August Mack’s eCAP® (Compliance Assurance Program) was formally qualified as a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7. The eCAP® program is an environmental (as well as health and safety) management system (EMS) that uses a team of August Mack experts to routinely and methodically assess and maintain compliance at a...Read More »
Register here for the free August Mack webinar on June 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. In September 2008, August Mack’s eCAP® (Compliance Assurance Program) was formally qualified as a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7. The eCAP® program is an environmental (as well as health and safety) management system (EMS) that uses a team of August Mack experts to routinely and methodically assess and maintain compliance at a client’s...Read More »
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Owning a commercial or industrial building can present unexpected environmental liabilities. A property owner is ultimately responsible for the environmental condition of the property which includes contamination caused by past or current tenants. Most of these environmental concerns and potential liabilities are unknown until a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is performed. Unfortunately, a Phase I ESA is typically driven by...
The former tire collection facility is situated on 140 acres located in Sycamore, Ohio. The scrap tire facility started collecting tires in the 1950s and, at the time of the fire, contained an estimated...Read More »
New SBA Environmental Policy in Effect Today, Banks Vow to Increase Small Business Lending
Author: Dianne P. Crocker (email@example.com)
Abandoned sites can be damaging to the environment and can lead to expensive cleanups. Take for example the former Dayton Tire and Rubber Facility. In 1987, vandals entered the closed tire and rubber plant to recover salvageable materials. While removing cooper cores from electric transformers remaining at the facility, the vandals drained the Askerol (PCB containing) transformer oil onto the ground. The oil ended up making its way into a nearby creek costing more than $8 million in cleanup...
When a property is undergoing a transaction (e.g., sale, refinance, foreclosure), a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is conducted to identify any potential liabilities associated with past or present use of the property. The industry standard for performing Phase I ESAs is based on the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard E 1527, which specifies industry-accepted minimumrequirements for evaluating the environmental condition of a property. The Phase I ESA is...Read More »
This webinar will review what to do in the case of an oil spill including, how to respond, who...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 10:00 am EST
Many underground storage tank (UST) owners and operators rely on the Indiana Excess Liability Trust Fund (ELTF) as their required financial assurance related to USTs. Cleanup and closure of release incidents can be expensive. The ELTF has changed recently. Do not jeopardize your financial assurance should you have a release from a UST. This Webinar will present a brief background on...
The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires that most large sources of air pollution have air permits. This is part of Title V of the CAA and was amended in 1990. Most of these air permits are issued by state and local authorities. To learn more about Title V air permits, visit the EPA's Operating Permits webpage by clicking here. If you need assistance staying in compliance with environmental air permits, let the experts at August Mack help by calling 317.916.8000.
Upcoming Webinar on What the Construction Industry Should Know About Changes to the Storm Water Regulation
Additionally, EPA expects to issue another draft construction storm water rule by the end of the year. The draft rule may expand the storm water...
Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 10 a.m. EST
The Ohio EPA is issuing a renewal of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit that would authorize storm water discharges associated with industrial activity. This permit may result in changes to your facility’s storm water program, including new storm water sampling protocols. This webinar will discuss the new permit terms and...
- Management and oversight of an asbestos abatement
- Site visit for compliance review
- Phase I update
- Air sampling for lead (Pb)