Are You Keeping Up With UST Regulations?

January 10, 2019
By Brian Schefke

Though we usually don’t notice them, underground storage tanks (USTs) are everywhere. Out of sight, however, shouldn’t mean out of mind. Because USTs often contain substances such as diesel fuel or gasoline, they’re subject to a number of regulations. These regulations ensure that owners take the appropriate steps to contain and/or prevent environmentally damaging leaks […]

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EPA Proposes Rollback of Clean Water Act Regulation

December 18, 2018
By Brian Carmichael

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a change in definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The move represents a long running argument between interested parties and how broad the definition should be. The definition hinges on what “navigable waters” means. A prior rule change in 2015 was […]

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API Spec Q1 – Addendum 2: Your Supply Chain is Only as Strong as its Weakest Link

November 14, 2018
By Mairead Roden

Over the summer, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released an update to its Spec Q1 standard. This update, also known as Addendum 2, requires an additional layer of control over critical suppliers. Ultimately, these controls are beneficial, as they close a quality gap that was previously overlooked; however, as is the case with many improvements, […]

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Updates to ISO 22000 and ISO 50001

October 23, 2018
By Brian Schefke

This summer, the International Standards Organization (ISO) released updates to its 22000 and 50001 standards. While there is a 3-year transition period for currently certified organizations, it is important to be aware of these updates and adjust existing management systems to ensure continued compliance. Organizations wishing to gain initial certification in either of these standards, […]

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Reminder: ISGP Annual Reports Due May 15

April 17, 2018
By Brian Schefke

If you’re a business located in Washington state and you have coverage under the Industrial Stormwater General Permit (ISGP), please remember that your annual report for 2017 is due to the Department of Ecology by May 15, 2018. The annual report should include the following items: • Permittee information (permittee name, location, and permit number) […]

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