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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Due July 1: Annual Hazmat registration for expiring certificates

Annual Hazmat Registration – Due July 1 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
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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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Webinar: Environmental Training Requirements

Join us for the next in our series of complimentary webinars: Environmental Training Requirements Monday, October 24, 2016 2:00 PM EDT Duration:  30 minutes This webinar will provide an overview of federal environmental training requirements for: – Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA): Hazardous Waste – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT): Hazardous Materials Shipping –
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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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