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update of 29 CFR §1910, Subpart D, Walking-Working Surfaces

OSHA Update: Walking-Working Surfaces

On January 1, 2017, OSHA implemented their update of 29 CFR §1910, Subpart D, Walking-Working Surfaces.  Intended as a clarification and update to the standards, this is the first update to the rules originally applied over 40 years ago.  Today, nearly two years later, most of the update process is complete. Phasing-in over two decades,…
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Federal Permitting New and Modified Air Emission Sources EQM

Federal Permitting of New and Modified Air Emission Sources

When faced with maintaining or improving the financial productivity of a manufacturing facility, a company sometimes must upgrade existing process equipment, install a new process, or build a completely new facility. These important decisions take into consideration business factors such as market trends, production forecasts, and capital requirements. The impact of environmental permitting, however, is…
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EQM Adds New Team Members

EQM Adds New Members to Its Team!

Environmental Quality Management continues to grow and expand. We recently added two new members to our commercial team. Ginger Britt comes to EQM with a Master’s of Science degree in Environmental Science and over 28 years of experience working in the environmental field.  Most of Ginger’s experience has been in the stationary source testing field…
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Industrial Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) Fact Sheet

The Clean Water Act prohibits the discharge of “pollutants” through a “point source” into a “water of the United States” unless a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit is obtained. The permit contains limits on what can be discharged, monitoring and reporting requirements, and other provisions to ensure that the discharge does not negatively…
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Excavation and Remediation of Furnace Creek

EQM Completes Restoration of Furnace Creek

This summer, EQM completed the excavation, backfill, and restoration of Furnace Creek at the Black Butte Mine site. The Black Butte Mine (BBM) is a former mercury mine located in southern Lane County, Oregon in the Coast Fork Willamette River basin, approximately ten miles south of Cottage Grove, Oregon. The primary features of the site…
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Title V Permitting Environmental Quality Management

The Ins and Outs of Title V Permitting

What is a Title V Permit? Although we are almost 30 years beyond the beginning of the Clean Air Act’s Title V air permitting program, many new environmental professionals and facility managers may ask “What is a Title V permit?”. Simply put, a Title V permit is a federally enforceable operating permit for facilities that…
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Calahan Mine EPA Superfund Site Update

Callahan Mine Superfund Site Community Update July 2018

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) continue their efforts to implement the cleanup of the Callahan Mine Superfund Site. The major accomplishment to date in 2018 has been the award of a contract for the performance of the cleanup work. The United States Army Corps of Engineers…
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Compliance Emission Measurment Stack Testing

Managing a Successful Compliance Emission Measurement Program

Emission measurement is a crucial component for any business that must remain compliant with local, state, and federal environmental regulations. While the measurement process can be straightforward and seamless, it can also be lengthy, complex, and result in lost production time. However, there are some simple ways you can make the testing process easier. Things…
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EQM Awarded $45 MM USACE New England District Contract

  On Friday May 18, 2018, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, awarded EQM a $45 MM IDIQ Remediation Services Contract for the Callahan Mine Superfund Site in Brooksville, Maine.  Our first Task Order under this contract will be issued the week ending June 1st for over $6 MM and will be implemented…
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EQM Expands Emission Measurement Services

  EQM recently expanded its Emission Measurement Services division.  To better serve our customers, we hired six experienced emission measurement personnel and expanded our testing equipment inventory.  The increased service includes more manpower and equipment, as well as specialty equipment and expertise. EQM can now provide our customers with Fourier Transform-Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) services and…
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