SMG POV


The New E-Manifest



Ken Kirk, P.G.

On January 3, 2018, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its new E-Manifest Rule that will become effective June 30, 2018. The rule is being promulgated to fulfill the directives set by Congress in its Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act. 42 U.S.C. 6339(g). The rule authorizes EPA to implement a national electronic manifest system […]


FCC Seeks Input on Collocation Exemption for Existing Towers



Josiah Frey

On January 10, 2018, the  Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requested comments on a proposed regulation to exempt qualifying collocations on towers constructed between 2001 and 2005 (aka Twilight Towers), which were either not reviewed under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) or do not have documentation of such a review.  This exemption […]


Important 2015 Ozone NAAQS Update



Stewart W. McCollam, P.E.

On December 20, 2017, Kentucky and other states were notified by EPA of the areas that the Agency intends to designate as nonattainment for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (Ozone NAAQS).  These nonattainment designations are EPA’s preliminary response to the 2016 area recommendations submitted by states and are not final.  Kentucky and […]


Labelling Hazardous Waste Containers – KY adopts GIR



Derek Howard

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management has adopted revisions to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations that became effective on December 7, 2017.  These revisions affect labelling of hazardous waste containers for Small Quantity Generators (SQG), Large Quantity Generators (LQG), transporters, and Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDF). For SQGs and LQGs, containers […]


ANNUAL REPORTING FOR KENTUCKY AIR QUALITY PERMITS



Daniel Hardin, P.E.

Facilities with sources of emissions covered under air quality permits issued by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) are required to routinely prepare reports for submission.  An Annual Compliance Certification (ACC) is due every January no later than January 30th.  The purpose of the ACC is to validate compliance by documenting conformance with permit […]

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