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.  Read more about EPA’s New e-Manifest System[…]

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U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Shipping Hazardous Materials Training

St.Germain Collins is offering a one-day training session for anyone whose job responsibilities include offering and/or receiving shipments of hazardous materials, to satisfy the U.S. DOT requirements set forth in 49 CFR 172.704(a). This training is required at least once every three years. The next one is March 15, 2018 in Westbrook. Enroll here!  

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; unwritten regulatory policies and interpretations; and how to avoid common compliance pitfalls. Read more about Maine Hazardous & Universal Waste Training for Large & Small Quantity Generators[…]

Due July 1: Annual Hazmat registration for expiring certificates

Per Title 49 CFR Part 107, Subpart G (107.601 – 107.620), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requires hazardous material (HAZMAT) transporters to register and pay a fee for annual registration certificates. HAZMAT transporters include businesses that ship hazardous materials requiring a U.S. DOT placard such as certain Read more about Due July 1: Annual Hazmat registration for expiring certificates[…]

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 Read more about Public Input Sought[…]

Enforcement Actions 2016

Knowing the type of enforcement actions initiated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) 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 Read more about Enforcement Actions 2016[…]

Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Sentry EHS®, a technology solution created by St.Germain Collins, 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 Read more about Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence[…]

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 Read more about Final Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) Issued by MEDEP[…]

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 Read more about TSCA Reform Law[…]