SEQUESTER IMPACTS We keep seeing news about the Sequester and how it will affect America. Thanks to an industry article written by Environmental Leader, here is a summary of the impacts that are expected be felt in the environmental arena: Closure of air monitoring stations; Limited inspections of oil-storage facilities; Elimination of air quality forecasting; Reduction of funding for Superfund enforcement; and Cancellation of more than 100 water quality projects. The effects on o... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Feb 28
ASBESTOS FINES FOR ARIZONA SCHOOLS The EPA fined six school districts in Arizona $95,000 for asbestos violations. Apparently, the schools were inspected in 2011 and found deficient in inspections and management plans. Public schools and non-proft private schools are required to adhere to the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). While each state may have more stringent requirements, AHERA requires schools to inspect for asbestos and then re-inspect any asbestos-con... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Feb 21
IFMA PRESENTATION Our very own Larkin Myers spoke at the local IFMA (International Facility Management Association) lunch meeting today. The topic was "Indoor Air Quality: Microbial Investigations and Sampling Techniques." The focus of the presentation was on finding mold in your facility. Do you have questions? Call Larkin! Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Feb 13
AIR EMISSIONS LIMITS New limits for air emissions from boilers and incinerators were issued by the EPA on December 20, 2012 as part of a revision to the Clean Air Act. The ruling set standards for major source boilers and area source boilers. A separate rule issued the standards for commercial and industrial solid waste incinerators. These final rules require compliance for major source boilers by 2016, for area source boilers by 2014, and for incinerators by 2018. The new standa... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Feb 7