Comment period extended until May 31, 2020.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the proposed 2020 National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP). The EPA is seeking public comment on the proposed changes until May 31, 2020. Upon approval, these changes would replace the 2015 MSGP for stormwater discharge related to industrial facilities in areas where the EPA is the NPDES permitting authority.
Several Per- and Polyfluroalkyl Substances (PFAS) were added to the Toxics Relief Inventory (TRI) list in Section 7321 of the National Defence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. Below is the list of chemicals that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added, these chemicals have an effective date of January 1, 2020.
The deadline for filing your annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI or Form R) report is rapidly approaching, and there are some changes for RY2019.
On June 7, 2018, EPA finalized a rule that adds a category of 13 specific nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) list of reportable chemicals. NPEs are nonionic surfactants used in adhesives, wetting agents, emulsifiers, stabilizers, dispersants, defoamers, cleaners, paints, and coatings. The final rule is effective for the 2019 TRI reporting year with the 2020 submittal (July 1, 2020).
NOIs are Due on April 12, 2020
West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) issued WV NPDES WV0111457 Multi-Sector Stormwater Permit on September 12, 2019, and it became effective on October 12, 2019. The Notice of Intent (NOI) for existing permit holders will be due on April 12, 2020. Facilities in West Virginia want to beware of changes the WVDEP has made to the permit and ensure they are prepared for the April 12th deadline.
TSCA Chemical Data Reporting is Back in 2020
Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) requires U.S. manufacturers and importers of certain chemicals to report information on these chemicals to the USEPA between June and September 2020.
Don’t miss these upcoming federal and environmental compliance deadlines. Below are upcoming deadlines for the next three months, click on each deadline for a link to the corresponding agency. For a further look into the future, you can download our calendar below, or add the dates directly to your personal calendar.
The oil and gas exploration and production process results in a number of specific waste byproducts, many of which may contain elevated levels of TENORM. These include but are not limited to:
- Produced water
- Drill-Out Sands
- Filter Socks
It is important for operators to meet the rigid regulatory requirements to maintain compliance and minimize your company’s long-term liability. NGE can provide a range of services regarding the management of TENORM waste.
The PA DEP is making the first substantial revisions since 2002 to the “Land Recycling Program Technical Guidance Manual.” The final draft, published on December 16, 2018, is open for a 90-day comment period, until March 16, 2019.
For a complete look back at 2019 federal and state environmental compliance deadlines, you can download our calendar below.
Click here to download a printable version of the 2019 Federal and State Environmental Compliance Calendar.
With the latest addition in 2017 of a Diedrich D-50 Turbo Plus track rig, NGE continues to maintain cutting-edge geotechnical equipment. Using our in-house equipment, drill crews, and geotechnical engineers, NGE can provide for all of your geotechnical needs in an efficient and cost-effective manner.