Phase I ESAs are typically performed as part of property transactions (acquisitions and divestitures) to assess environmental risk and identity the presence of hazardous substances or petroleum products (also known as Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs)). Phase I ESAs typically follow a standard practice developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The current ASTM standard for Phase I ESAs is known as ASTM E1527-13; however, an updated version has recently been developed by ASTM (ASTM E1527-21).
Achieving independent certification is a great way to establish a portfolio of responsibly sourced gas or certified natural gas. In the current landscape, energy companies are taking on more responsibility; independent certifications can help demonstrate your environmental stewardship intentions. Equitable Origin has established its certification, the EO100 Certification, based on its standards and principles for energy development. EO100 certifications are applicable for renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
Keeping up to date with environmental compliance deadlines can be a full-time job, and missing even a single deadline can be costly for your company. NGE can help.
Our 90-day deadline overview gives you a quick look at approaching deadlines in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and federally. Click on the deadline link below to learn more about that particular compliance deadline, the regulations involved, and how they may apply to your facilities. If you’re interested in getting a complete look at 2022 environmental compliance deadlines, you can download them directly to your calendar or download our printable calendar to markup. At NGE, we have a team of environmental professionals who work closely with our clients to help them achieve compliance across many applications and industries.
The deadline to submit your annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI or FORM R) reports to the EPA is just around the corner on July 1, 2021. Before preparing these reports, you should ensure you are familiar with changes to reporting requirements for RY 2020.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule included a new notification requirement that will take effect in 2021 for small quantity generators (SQG) of hazardous waste. Be sure that you understand this new SQG Notification Requirement and how these changed will affect your state.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the ﬁnalized amendments to the General Provisions that apply to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) in the Federal Registrar on October 1, 2020.
These amendments allow a source to reclassify to an “area source” (non-major) of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP)s at any time upon reducing its Potential to Emit (PTE) below 10 tons per year (tpy) of a single HAP or 25 tpy of all HAPs combined.
In 2019, the EPA added hazardous waste aerosol cans to the federal universal waste list, which allows generators to manage the cans with the less burdensome universal waste requirements. The final rule became effective on February 7, 2020, and applies to those who generate, transport, treat, recycle or dispose of hazardous waste aerosol cans. Under the universal waste rule, generators and handlers can store cans for a year and manage all aerosols together provided they are punctured and drained of any free liquid. (Note that the collected liquid from draining the aerosol cans will likely be considered hazardous waste.)
Don’t miss federal and state environmental compliance deadlines in 2021. Our 90-day compliance overview will remind you of upcoming environmental deadlines in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and federally. Click on the corresponding link to learn more about these compliance deadlines that may apply to your facility. To look further into the future, you can download the 2021 NGE compliance calendar or add these dates directly to your personal calendar using the links below.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that have been the subject of new regulations in recent years. Beginning with the 2020 reporting year, 172 new PFAS chemicals have been added to the list of reportable chemicals under Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) program. Facilities that manufacture, process, or use 100 pounds or more per year of any of the listed PFAS chemicals must include those chemicals in their annual TRI report due July 1, 2021.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its finalized reporting requirements and amendments to the 2020 Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR). They have also announced that the submission period has been extended once again from November 30, 2020, until January 29, 2021.
TSCA CDR requires U.S. manufacturers and importers of certain chemicals to report information on these chemicals to the US EPA. In March of 2020 changes were finalized for the 2020 CDR submission requirements.