Maine Stormwater and Site Law Permit Certification Reminder

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently sent out a five-year certification reminder to those who have a DEP Stormwater or Site Law permit issued on or after 2006. This may affect more than just those who currently have these permits. If you are planning to purchase a property with existing development, you should
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EPA’s New e-Manifest System

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is implementing its new nation-wide e-Manifest system beginning June 30, 2018.  With the promise of adding significant streamlining to the tracking of hazardous waste shipments, EPA has been working with states for several years to make this a reality. The use of the e-Manifest system is voluntary for now. 
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Waste Training

Maine Hazardous & Universal Waste Training for Large & Small Quantity Generators This 8-hour course is like no other. Register today. At St.Germain Collins you’ll learn practical ways to apply Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s regulations to your facility operations. The focus will be on: requirements for labeling, inspecting, packaging and storage of hazardous waste;
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Public Input Sought

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public input. This is a result of the Executive Order 13777—issued earlier this year—which requires each federal agency to create a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate and identify existing regulations to consider repealing, replacing or modifying to make them less burdensome. Public comments will be accepted
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Enforcement Actions 2016

Knowing the type of enforcement actions can help you better understand the compliance areas receiving a lot of attention by regulatory agencies. As a service to St.Germain Collins’ clients and friends, we provide this summary of some EPA, MEDEP and NHDES enforcement activities during 2016 and the resulting penalties. If you would like us to help
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Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Sentry EHS® was one of only three businesses in Maine to be presented the 2016 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The award—announced by Governor Paul R. LePage and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) in December, 2016—was presented at St.Germain Collins’ office in Westbrook, Maine on January 13 by Bill Longfellow, Director of Innovation and
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Final Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) Issued by MEDEP

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) issued the final Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity on December 7, 2016 after the agency’s consideration of public comments received on the draft. A summary of key changes that were made by the MEDEP in the final permit are here: The requirement that
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TSCA Reform Law

The 1976 Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) was passed to protect the public from “unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment” by regulating the manufacture and sale of chemical substances.  Prior to this latest TSCA Reform Law, signed into law on June 22, 2016, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had limited
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Major Stormwater Revisions Proposed

After consideration of comments on the preliminary draft renewal of Maine’s Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharge Associated with Industrial Activity, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) has posted a final draft for public comment. This 2016 final draft differs from Maine’s 2011 MSGP in both format and content. Many of the changes
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Reminder – Emergency Engine Electronic Reports Due March 31, 2016 

Reminder – the EPA Recently Announced: “Owners of emergency engines > 100 HP operated or contractually obligated to be available >15 hours/year for emergency demand response or voltage or frequency deviations, or operated for local reliability must submit an annual report electronically through the Compliance and Emissions Data Reporting Interface (CEDRI) accessed through EPA’s Central
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