Heather Woodward, Technical Director for W&M, was a featured speaker at this year’s Texas Aggregate & Concrete Association Environmental and Sustainability Seminar last month in San Antonio, TX. She spoke on classification and proper disposal of hazardous waste according to RCRA guidelines. The talk was extremely well received with the attendees of the Seminar. Eddie Saucedo, TACA Environmental Committee Chairman, commented that “This was the best talk on this subject that we’ve ever had.” The lecture was an abbreviated version of the 8 hour RCRA class that W&M administer throughout the year in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Jennifer Adams, Division Manager of the Austin office at W&M Environmental, has worked with the Aggregates and Ready Mix industry for 9 years. She knows a challenging area that most aggregate and ready mix plants face is the classification and disposal of waste. “The most common challenge is understanding RCRA rules and classifying
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated its Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for storm water discharges associated with industrial activity which became effective on June 4, 2015. EPA’s MSGP applies to operators with storm water discharges in an area where EPA is the permitting authority and outside the scope of a state’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). This includes the following areas: Four states – Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Mexico; The District of Columbia; U.S. territories except for the Virgin Islands; Federal facilities in Colorado, Delaware, Vermont, and Washington; Most Indian Country lands; and Other designated activities in specific states (e.g., oil and gas activities in Texas and Oklahoma). To obtain authorization under the 2015 MSGP, dischargers must develop a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) or update an existing SWPPP prior to submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) for permit coverage, and submit a complete
On, April 25, Lance French and Kathryn Saucier of W&M’s Plano Office participated in Arbor Day with Tarrant County College District’s (TCCD) South East Campus in Arlington. W&M previously wrote TCCD’s Storm Water Management Program and was invited to host a booth at this year’s campus event. The W&M stand was the most elaborate and well-equipped, as students received t-shirts, water bottles, wildflower seeds, pens, and handouts of the importance of storm water pollution prevention. Lance and Kathryn educated students on the causes and effects of storm water pollution, as well as individual opportunities for pollution prevention involvement. For more information on Storm Water Management please contact Lori Siegelman.