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Does Your Facility Need a New or Updated SPCC Plan?

May 4, 2018

SPCC Plan Applicability

The Oil Pollution Prevention Regulation, which is documented in Title 40, Part 112 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR Part 112), was initially promulgated in 1973 under the authority of the Clean Water Act and became effective in January 1974.  In accordance with the regulation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires certain types of facilities to prepare and implement Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans to prevent oil from reaching navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines. 

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Topics: Regulations, Tanks

Fatigue Risk Management: What You Need to Know

May 1, 2018

Despite what we may see in our work culture today, humans are not designed for working shift work. However, advances in technology and the desire for more production has driven our culture to working around the clock, resulting in unforeseen wear and tear on the human body as time progresses. Fatigue risk management is becoming more and more of a buzzword in industry today. Fatigue is a very real and relevant workplace hazard that should not be ignored. Fortunately, there are a number of simple things that can be done to raise awareness and control fatigue hazards in the workplace. Before we get to how we can control fatigue risk, let us take a look at the evolution of fatigue risk from a historical perspective.

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Restoring Life to Communities: Brownfields to Healthfields Project

April 24, 2018

phoenix1ATC is pleased to be a part of the City of Phoenix, Arizona’s Brownfields to Healthfields (B2H) project in an effort to transform community health through sustainable development.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Due Diligence, Company News, Brownfields

New Massachusetts Law Extends OSHA Safety Standards to Municipal Workers

March 27, 2018

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets standards to protect workers from mechanical and chemical dangers in the workplace; however, the OSHA regulations only apply to workers in the private sector.  Massachusetts recently enacted a new law that will now apply these federal workplace safety standards to municipal workers.  

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Topics: Regulations, Training, Health & Safety

ATC's Brian Pine to Speak at Tanks Conference

March 23, 2018

Brian Pine, Environmental Compliance Services Program Manager from ATC’s Pittsburgh, PA office, will be a presenter at the National Institute for Storage Tank Management’s (NISTM) 20th Annual International Aboveground Storage Tank Conference and Trade Show in Orlando, FL on March 28, 2018. Approximately 1,800 attendees are expected to attend the conference.

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Topics: Regulations, Tanks

What Exactly is Legionella?

March 12, 2018

This is a multi-part post that will be expanded on with various health hazard examples on our blog. We recently reported on Ethylene oxide, Formaldehyde, and Glutaraldehyde in hospitals.  We continue this discussion with a segment on Legionella.

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Topics: Health & Safety

Q & A with a Massachusetts UST Site Owner

March 7, 2018

We frequently field questions from clients who are thinking about selling their retail petroleum dispensing facilities and have concerns about environmental situations that could impact their ability to sell a piece of property. For that reason, we decided to take a different approach with this particular blog.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Due Diligence, Tanks

ATC Professionals to Speak at Arizona Conference

March 2, 2018

ATC Group Services LLC (ATC) will be exhibiting at the Environmental Professionals of Arizona’s 14th Annual Gatekeeper Regulatory Roundup March 22-23, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tempe, AZ. Four ATC professionals from the firm’s Phoenix-area office will be giving presentations on the second day of the conference.

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Topics: Environmental Due Diligence, Company News

ATC Helps Prominent Shopping Village Achieve Environmental Compliance

February 20, 2018

As one of the oldest shopping centers in the country, Cameron Village has seen its development coincide with decades of evolving environmental regulations.  From unknown environmental costs to closure from multiple North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) agencies, ATC has helped Cameron Village continue its path as one of Raleigh, North Carolina’s most prominent commercial real estate properties.   

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Due Diligence, Tanks

The OSHA Crystalline Silica Standards

February 14, 2018

Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in the earth's crust. Materials like sand, stone, concrete, and mortar contain crystalline silica. It is also used to make products such as glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, and artificial stone.

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Welcome to our postings on the environment and regulatory impact.  We strive to keep you informed with the latest changes in regulations and with lessons learned from our time in the field

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