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LOUISVILLE TOXIC AIR CONTAMINANTS MONITORING UPDATE



Patricia A. Mason, P.E.

Mr. Billy DeWitt, Air Monitoring Program Manager, at Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (APCD) presented an update on recent progress related to toxic air contaminants (TACs) monitoring and the recommissioning of an automated-gas chromatograph system (Auto-GC) during the January 16th, 2019, APCD Board meeting.  The presentation can be downloaded at this link.  The January […]


TIER 2 2018 REPORTING



Patricia A. Mason, P.E.

EPA has updated the Tier 2 Submit 2018 Software webpage with the latest software.  New this year is a Physical and Health Hazards Cross-Walk document to help users select appropriate hazards from the safety data sheets (SDSs).  The updated software helps users align the physical hazards and health hazards with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard […]


OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations 2018



Jami Arnold

There was only one surprise when OSHA’s top 10 violations for 2018 were unveiled: PPE. Fall Protection – General Requirements Standard: 1926.501 Hazard Communication Standard: 1910.1200 Scaffolding Standard: 1926.451 Respiratory Protection Standard: 1910.134 Lockout/Tagout Standard: 1910.147 Ladders Standard: 1926.1053 Powered Industrial Trucks Standard: 1910.178 Fall Protection – Training Requirements Standard: 1926.503 Machine Guarding Standard: 1910.212 […]


Ongoing Fallout: WOTUS Litigation Pose Hurdles For Permit Applicants



Josiah Frey

In August of this year, the U.S. District Court of South Carolina halted a federal moratorium on the 2015 Obama era WOTUS rule for 22 states.  As a result, two different federal definitions are being applied in states across the country as to what constitutes a “water of the US”.  Naturally this is problematic for […]


Now That You Completed the eNOI, Have You Updated the SWPPP?



Karen Thompson, P.G.

Have you looked at your SWPPP (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan) lately? The new Kentucky General Stormwater Permit associated with Industrial Activities became effective August 1, 2018.  Facilities that operate under the General Stormwater Permit must reapply by October 30, 2018 by filing the eNOI online.  In addition to re-applying, the facility must also have their SWPPP […]

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