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Small Quantity Generator Hazardous Waste Regulations in Texas

Hazardous & Toxic Waste Disposal Compliance Regulations in Texas I'd like to begin this discussion by giving an example of what can happen to companies who fail to manage hazardous waste disposal requirements, and then summarize Small Quantity Waste regulations in Texas at the end of the post. EPA announced a $375,000 settlement with retailer Macy's over several hazardous waste management violations. The settlement included a requirement for Macy's to train their employees regarding RCRA rules and regulations at [...]

By |2018-06-21T13:23:31-05:00June 21st, 2018|Fed Regulation, Government Regulation, Hazardous Waste Management, State & Local Regulation, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on Small Quantity Generator Hazardous Waste Regulations in Texas

Construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Requirements in Austin, TX

Construction SWPPP Requirements in Austin, TX The City of Austin has very strict Stormwater requirements above and beyond that of TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality). All construction projects within City of Austin must submit a plan development application and maintain erosion controls and other measures no matter what they trigger for SWPPP at the TCEQ level . This means that impacted projects will need a Professional Engineer or experienced COA stormwater inspector, and plan review approved by City Of [...]

By |2018-06-21T11:34:50-05:00June 21st, 2018|State & Local Regulation, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on Construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Requirements in Austin, TX

Small Businesses At Greatest Risk for OSHA Inspections & Other EHS Compliance Liabilities

Hello, my name is Russell Carr, and I’m the president and founder of Berg Environmental Services and Berg Compliance Solutions, thanks for checking out our website. Ok, so If you found us on-line, there’s a very high probability that you either own or work for a small company who is struggling to keep up with what seems like an endless and ever-changing list of OSHA health and safety, and/or environmental and hazardous materials laws and regulations that apply to [...]

By |2018-05-16T11:06:20-05:00May 13th, 2018|Fed Regulation, Government Regulation, Hazardous Waste Management, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, State & Local Regulation, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on Small Businesses At Greatest Risk for OSHA Inspections & Other EHS Compliance Liabilities

Manufactures Who Task Unqualified Staff with EHS Compliance Are Asking for Trouble

If you’re like most small TX manufacturers, you’re not big enough to justify hiring a full time EHS manager, and have tasked an unqualified staff member to manage your OSHA and environmental compliance. This is one of the most common and potentially damaging compliance mistakes small companies make, and can create major risks & liabilities including huge regulatory fines and penalties, increased costs, lost customers, PR disasters and sometimes even civil & criminal liabilities for the business and ownership. Check out our new [...]

By |2018-04-26T09:29:08-05:00April 26th, 2018|Fed Regulation, Government Regulation, Hazardous Waste Management, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, State & Local Regulation, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on Manufactures Who Task Unqualified Staff with EHS Compliance Are Asking for Trouble

TCEQ Issues New PBR Steers Registration Guidance

PBR - Permit By Rule Compliance in Texas Many Texas manufacturers are unaware that they must manage certain air emissions through what's called a Permit by Rule, or "PBR." Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has 108 different PBRs that address a wide variety of air emissions, from welding, to surface coating, to electrical generators and many others.  Actually, PBRs can be industry or activity specific.  Keep in mind that some emissions require complete Air Permits, or what TCEQ calls [...]

By |2018-05-16T11:38:17-05:00April 15th, 2018|Government Regulation, State & Local Regulation, Texas Environmental Regulations|Comments Off on TCEQ Issues New PBR Steers Registration Guidance

New TCEQ Petroleum Storage Tank Rules

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has approved publication of new PST rules. Title 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 334 has been amended by publication of the new rules. The new PST rules include the following requirements: Responsible parties must conduct periodic "walkthough" inspections and tests of Underground Storage Tank systems Must conduct annual testing of leak detection equipment New fee requirements Stakeholders may provide feedback and comment through 1/9/2018. More information on the rule can be found here. [...]

By |2018-02-24T03:13:00-05:00November 26th, 2017|State & Local Regulation, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on New TCEQ Petroleum Storage Tank Rules
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