SMG POV


Smith Management Group is Growing



Clay Whitney

Smith Management Group, a respected and established EHS management firm based in Kentucky, is planning to meet growing client demand by adding Environmental Engineers/Compliance Specialists.  Our initial priority is to augment our Louisville team with subsequent opportunity in our Lexington office.  Candidates must demonstrate experience and proficiency in: Environmental Permitting (air, water, waste), Compliance Evaluation […]


BUILD Act: Changes to the CERCLA Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Liability Defense



Ken Kirk, P.G.

The 2018 Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development (BUILD) Act was enacted by the United States Congress on March 23, 2018 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.  The BUILD Act ( page 705 of the Appropriations Act) more than doubles funding for the EPA Brownfield Program, authorizing the appropriation of up to […]


The Rubber Meets the Road: USFWS Guidance on Incidental Take of Migratory Birds



Josiah Frey

Last month the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) issued guidance on how they plan to implement the new Department of the Interior (DOI) decision to not prohibit incidental take of migratory birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).  I previously wrote how this DOI policy signals a significant change in MBTA enforcement compared to previous […]


EPA Proposing Regulation of Aerosol Cans as Universal Waste



Karen Thompson, P.G.

EPA is seeking comments to the proposed rule regulating aerosol cans as universal waste.   The comment period ends May 15, 2018, and Kentucky has provided a 30-day notice that it will incorporate the regulation as finalized by EPA. If your company currently punctures and recycles the cans, you should read the proposed rule in the […]


Approaching Season for Running Buffalo Clover Survey



Josiah Frey

Although slow to arrive in 2018, spring is officially here and with it comes a flurry of biologic activity throughout the Midwest and Southeast.  One of the plants I am watching for this spring is the endangered Running Buffalo Clover which typically blooms from mid-April to early June.  Listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

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