Environmental Compliance Auditing Multi-State Large Scale Manufacturing Facilities

W&M conducted and provided oversight of environmental compliance audits to determine regulatory applicability and potential compliance gaps with local, state, and federal environmental regulations at Manufacturing Facilities in Texas, New York, and Pennsylvania. The audits were conducted under the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act, the Pennsylvania Voluntary Environmental Audit Policy, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Audit Incentive Policy.






DFW Registration – Hazardous Waste Management Training

When:  Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Where:  Hackberry Creek Country Club 1901 W. Royal Lane, Irving, TX Pricing:  $495 before September 1  $550 after September 1 Registration includes:  Training materials, breakfast, lunch buffet, and afternoon snack will be provided. 





Houston Registration – Hazardous Waste Mangement Training

When:    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Where:   Bay Oaks Country Club 14545 Bay Oaks Blvd., Houston Price:     $495 before August 31 $550 after September 1 Registration includes:  Training materials, breakfast, lunch buffet, and afternoon snack will be provided.





Annual Hazardous Waste Management Training

The EPA and TCEQ update regulations and policies on handling hazardous waste every year.  Companies and organizations that handle hazardous waste need to be aware of these  changes and implement them to remain in compliance and reduce liability. That is why the regulations require annual training for all personnel who handle hazardous waste in Texas.  W&M is hosting a course on Hazardous Waste Management Training in Houston and Dallas in the fall to help companies keep abreast of rule changes and meet the requirements for staff training.  Heather Woodward and Lori Siegelman will be the instructors for this training. The course in Dallas will again be hosted at the Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, TX.  The Houston course will be hosted at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston. The course dates are: Dallas – September 17 at Hackberry Creek Country Club, Irving, TX Houston – October 1 at Bay Oaks Country Club, Houston, TX Topics will include: Identification
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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Audit for Storage and Distribution Terminal

W&M recently was tasked to review a client’s storage and distribution terminal facility operations and provided them with assurance of regulatory compliance under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Clean Water Act (CWA).  W&M successfully conducted an environmental compliance audit to determine regulatory applicability and potential compliance gaps with state and federal environmental regulations.  The audit was conducted under the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act.  The results of the audit also provided suggestions for future management practices aimed to help them save time and money. Areas covered in the audit included: Client’s Wastewater Permit and Wastewater Treatment Plant operations; Storm water discharge permitting and an existing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) were reviewed; RCRA compliance including waste classification and waste handling practices; The client’s Industrial and Hazardous Waste Notice of Registration (NOR) was evaluated for potential gaps, discrepancies, and completeness for waste codes and
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EPA releases revised RCRA Orientation Manual

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Orientation Manual in October 2011 which was the first since the initial publication in 1990.  With this manual, the EPA has focused on improving the corrective action program by building new partnerships and coalitions and has established top priorities to reduce the generation of industrial and municipal waste; to conserve natural resources; and to reduce environmental impacts.  The agency wants to move toward sustainable materials management (SMM) and promote of efforts to minimize waste, prevent pollution, recover energy, and recycle.  See themanual and learn more about the SMM approach to waste management.  Read more about EPA waste information resources.  W&M will assist with RCRA waste management  issues.  For questions, contact Heather Woodward.