Tag: compliance


EPA Settlement with Retailer over Hazardous Waste Regulations

It’s easy for businesses to become complacent about hazardous materials and hazardous waste management, especially when hazardous chemicals are not their primary business.  Some managers are lulled into thinking that hazardous material regulations and hazardous waste regulations really don’t apply to them since they deal with small quantities and are not in the chemicals industry.  […]


MSECA meeting on IDEM Programs & Policies

I was really pleased to attend The Midwestern States Environmental Consultants Association (MSECA) meeting last week on IDEM Programs and Policies. There was a great lineup of IDEM management speakers, and many relevant topics were discussed. Managers from the Offices of Air, Water, and Land Quality spoke about priorities and challenges. One overriding theme was […]


KYR00 Expires: KDOW Solicit Applications

Facilities with current coverage under KYR00, the general permit for discharge of stormwater runoff associated with industrial activities, received a confusing email this week from the Division of Water. The email was intended for facilities with coverage under an individual stormwater permit, but was erroneously sent to all permittees. Permittees with coverage under general stormwater […]


Celebrate EMS Week!

MAY 21-27, 2017 is the 43rd Annual National EMS Week, and earlier this month was Public Service recognition week. Next month is National Safety Month. I have great admiration for public servants, especially those Emergency Medical Service crews and other first responders who put themselves at risk to serve others. Thank you to those who […]


Environmental Reporting Overload

It’s safe to say that I am in reporting overload. I feel like an accountant the week before April 15th. This is due to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know (EPCRA) Tier II reports due March 1 and emergency plans, air permit compliance reports (Annual and Semi-Annual Monitoring Reports due March 1 for Jefferson County), […]