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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Proposed Amendment to Recordkeeping

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposes to amend 29 CFR Part 1904 to clarify employers’ recordkeeping obligations. Comments are due back September 28, 2015. If amended, the rule would not add new recordkeeping requirements; it would revise some titles and subparts, and would clarify provisions. Employers must prepare and maintain accurate recordkeeping logs of
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EPA Amends Definitions of Solid Waste

EPA’s final rule amends regulations (40 CFR 260.10 through 261.1090) to the definitions of solid waste.  In the past, exclusions to the definition of solid waste have been used to reclaim and recycle hazardous waste.  This rule includes revisions to these exclusions that tighten up the requirements and provide additional safeguards for the protection of
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Free Maine Transfer Station Operator Training in May

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) is offering free Transfer Station Operator Training next month.  The locations and dates are: May 1, 2014        Bangor, DEP Office, 106 Hogan Road, Bangor May 5, 2014        Caribou, Northern Maine Dev. Commission, 11 W. Presque Isle Road, Caribou May 7, 2014        Portland, DEP Conference Room 4, Canco Road,
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