EPA Issues PFAS Discharge Guidance to States

On December 5, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a memorandum to EPA Regional Water Division Directors related to addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) discharges in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits.  This important step is designed to monitor and reduce PFAS discharges to surface waters. The EPA memorandum provides PFAS-related guidance […]

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Our Answers to FAQs about ISO Standards

What are ISO standards? International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 167 national standards bodies. This organization releases ISO standards, which are those that international experts have agreed upon as the best way of doing something. These standards cover myriad activities, as the ISO website explains, “It […]

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U.S. EPA approves ASTM E1527-21 for All Appropriate Inquiries

On Your Mark ASTM International published its revised industry standard for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments Designation E1527-21 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments:  Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process in November 2021.  The revised standard included new definitions for key terminology, increased historical and regulatory research requirements, expanded requirements for identifying environmental liens and land-use […]

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Proposed Changes to OSHA PSM: How it May Affect Your Site

In September 2022, OSHA formally announced proposed amendments to the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard in response to Executive Order 13650. This executive order, signed in 2013, required OSHA and EPA to perform “modernization” efforts to their respective PSM and Risk Management Program (RMP) standards. EnSafe attended OSHA’s PSM Stakeholder meeting in October 2022 to […]

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