Category: Special Topics in Environmental Management

Public Participation in Air Permitting

There have been many challenges confronting the EPA and Texas–challenges that are also faced by other large states–in reaching common ground regarding the level of public participation in the air permitting process and how that level is to be achieved. For example, air permitting can cover a wide range of both major actions that require […]

Checklist! SPCC Training Requirements

__ Are employees familiar with spill prevention procedures? __ Are employees familiar with spill prevention/control equipment used at the facility? __ Does your facility have written procedures for inspecting/testing oil spill containment systems? __ Have appropriate personnel been properly instructed in the operation and maintenance of equipment to prevent the discharge of oil? __ Do […]

Test Your SPCC Training Knowledge!

1. Who is required to be trained? a. All oil-handling personnel only b. Only personnel who inspect tanks c. Personnel who work with tanks holding 10,000 gallons or more d. All facility employees Correct Answer: a All oil-handling personnel must be trained in the operation and maintenance of equipment to prevent the discharge of oil. […]

EPA’s Top 10 Tools for Saving Energy This Winter

#1 Maintain your heating equipment to lower utility bills. EPA estimates home heating and cooling costs account for about $1,000. Maintaining the efficiency of your home’s HVAC system can have a big effect on your utility bills. So schedule an HVAC checkup with a licensed HVAC contractor to make sure your system is operating at […]