Category: Special Topics in Environmental Management

Simplifying Secondary Containment at SPCC-Regulated Facilities

Amanda Czepiel, J.D., SPCC Expert aczepiel@blr.com Well, SPCC regulations and the EPA’s guidance are very specific about what needs to be included, and you don’t want to be caught unprepared: an insufficient SPCC plan is one of the top SPCC violations, and fines are hefty. Why does my facility need secondary containment? Secondary containment systems […]

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UST Best Management Practices: Spill Buckets

By Nancy W. Teolis, J.D., BLR Legal Editor-Environmental nteolis@blr.com Federal rules require USTs to be protected from spills, overfills, and corrosion. What is a Spill Bucket? Spill Bucket USTs must have spill buckets at each fill pipe where fuel is delivered into the UST to contain spills that may occur as a result of fuel […]

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Why You Should Be Worried About Mold In Your Workplace

Molds are forms of fungi that are found everywhere. They can be found both indoors and outdoors all year around. You are exposed to them daily in the air you breathe. Some people have symptoms like those of hay fever and the common cold, but the symptoms can last for longer periods. Molds can also […]

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