Does the NESHAP 6X Rule Apply to Your Facility?

EPA’s June 2020 guidance suggests that the agency is now casting a broader net in terms of which facilities are potentially subject to the rule. Even if your facility has previously been determined to NOT be subject to NESHAP 6X, it’s possible the rule may actually apply. How? We’ll explain. First off, what’s NESHAP 6X, […]

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Announcing our 2021 Client Education Series

Spring is just around the corner. And so is our 2021 Client Education Series. Once again, we’re holding our complimentary workshops virtually so that anyone anywhere can benefit from guidance on a wide range of important topics – from hazmat training to measuring your business’ carbon footprint. Interested in registering for one of our complimentary […]

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Vapor Intrusion

What is vapor intrusion, and should my property be assessed for it?

(Part 1 of a 3-Part Series) What is vapor intrusion? Vapor intrusion (VI) is the migration of vapor-forming chemicals from any subsurface contamination into an overlying enclosed space that can pose a threat to indoor air quality. Vapor-forming chemicals may originate from contaminated soil, groundwater, sewer, or other sources. These sources of contamination may be […]

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Upcoming Workshops on Risk Management and PFAS Sampling Design

Ric Federico, PG, Associate Principal EnSafe’s Associate Principal Ric Federico, PG, will be at the 19th Annual Kentucky Environmental Conference March 25-26 to deliver insights on both an approach to comprehensive risk management as well as a practicioner’s guide to PFAS sampling design. From Commodity Product to Proactive Risk Management: Exploring the Continuum of Environmental […]

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EHS Auditing: How self-auditing improves performance and reduces punishment

How well is your company complying with federal, state and local environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulatory requirements? How well is it complying with its own internal EHS standards and documented procedures? These are questions EHS auditors assess when conducting an EHS audit, which most companies, regardless of size, have as an important, ingrained business […]

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What is a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment?

A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, or a Phase I ESA, is typically the first step in the environmental due diligence process that identifies potential environmental concerns for a property.  A Phase I ESA is useful for a potential purchaser to understand environmental issues they may be inheriting.  The current and historical operations of the […]

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SPCC Plans: Are you providing “sufficient freeboard” for secondary containment?

If you’re a facility owner/operator who stores, processes, refines, or uses oil, you’re likely quite familiar with the EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Regulation (40 CRF 112). The goal of the regulation, first published in 1973 under the authority of the Clean Water Act, is to protect navigable waters and adjoining shorelines from […]

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Ventilation for COVID-19: How Does Your Facility Stack Up?

Face coverings, physical distancing, hand washing, and surface disinfection are well documented actions to minimize potential for occupational transmissions of the virus causing COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2).  But let’s consider how these proven tactics align with the hierarchy of controls from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In the case of SARS-CoV-2, the use of […]

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