Tag: Amanda Czepiel

Election 2012: Where Do the Candidates Stand on Hydraulic Fracturing?

Where do the candidates stand on EHS issues?   Issue: Hydraulic Fracturing By Amanda Czepiel, J.D. , BLR Water Expert aczepiel@blr.com Barack Obama: Supports the practice of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking”, stating, ” We have a supply of natural gas that can last America nearly 100 years, and my administration will take every […]

Are You Prepared for an SPCC Plan Inspection?

By Amanda Czepiel, J.D. BLR Legal Editor For many, that question will be answered during an EPA inspection. Your best bet to pass an SPCC plan inspection? Be prepared. EPA has been conducting SPCC plan inspections since 1973 in an effort to minimize oil spills from reaching U.S. waters, and in recent years, has stepped […]

Water Regs and Permits to Watch Out for in 2012

Legal Editor Amanda Czepiel says that in the beginning of 2012, we will see EPA issue the 2012 Stormwater Construction General Permit (CGP). It will include a number of changes due to the implementation of the Construction and Development Rule, as well as changes to the appearance of the permit, new requirements for site inspections, […]

SPCC Training Requirements

In this Environmental Daily Advisor transcript, Advisor editor Kelly Lagana talks with Amanda Czepiel about required training for EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC). Amanda Czepiel is legal editor for BLR’s environmental compliance products.