CAPACCIO’s EH&S Regulatory and Industrial News Blog

In an effort to “help industry and the environment prosper,” CAPACCIO has developed this blog to provide the latest news on environmental, health and safety related regulatory updates, management systems and sustainability topics.

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Join Us April 12 for a Free Webinar: The MS4 General Permit: Requirements, Tips & Tricks for State Colleges & Universities (with special guest speaker Newton Tedder, US EPA) Reply

Join us for a free webinar on Wed., April 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM EDT, The MS4 General Permit: Requirements, Tips & Tricks for State Colleges & Universities  (with special guest speaker Newton Tedder, US EPA)

Register now!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3505435865091354115

On April 4, 2016 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) General Permit. Since its finalization, there has been much discussion on how the MS4 permit will impact municipalities. Join CAPACCIO and Newton Tedder, US EPA Region 1, for a focused discussion on how the permit will impact state colleges and universities. With the MS4 permit becoming effective July 1, 2017, there are several steps you should be taking and this webinar will provide important information to ensure your campus is ready to meet the permit requirements.

During the webinar, guest speaker Newton Tedder, Environmental Scientist, Region 1 US EPA, and lead permit writer for the Massachusetts MS4 permit, will review, among other things, specific requirements for colleges and universities under the new MS4 permit, including important due dates, how to complete a Notice of Intent, and what you should include in the Stormwater Management Program.

Christopher Walton, PE, BCEE, and David Averill, EIT, of CAPACCIO will share highlights from a recent stormwater project and review tips on how to create an effective storm water management plan (SWMP). The webinar will conclude with an anonymous Q&A session where webinar attendees can ask specific questions of both US EPA and CAPACCIO.

-Moderator: Christopher Walton, PE, Practice Area Leader for    Colleges and Universities, CAPACCIO

-Presenters: Newton Tedder, Environmental Scientist, MS4 Permit  Writer, Region 1, US EPA

-David Averill, Environmental Engineer, CAPACCIO

For more information, please contact Chris Walton at 508-970-0033 ext. 139 or cwalton@capaccio.com.

Kristine Lesso joins CAPACCIO as Senior EH&S Contributor Reply

Kristine Lesso, CSP, ISO 14001 Lead Auditor, Six Sigma Black Belt, recently joined Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc.’s team as Senior EH&S Contributor. Ms. Lesso has more than 25 years of experience assisting global manufacturing companies in a wide variety of high level EH&S areas including providing corporate-level strategic EH&S planning and sustainability strategy for global manufacturing companies. Ms. Lesso has particular expertise developing and deploying a systematic road mapping process and is fully versed in ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems. She specializes in gaining organizational alignment to set strategic direction and in developing tailored EH&S programs, platforms and dashboards in support of this strategy. She has proven results implementing global programs with visibility, transparency, and accountability while fostering an environment of dignity and respect for all employees.

Prior to joining CAPACCIO, Ms. Lesso held senior level positions in private industry.  Most recently, she was the Senior Director of Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety at a high tech firm where she supported 90 manufacturing facilities globally with over 150,000 employees. Her broad breadth and depth of EH&S experience also includes EH&S auditing, major source air permitting projects, RCRA, EPCRA, emergency planning and response, hazard and risk assessments, accident/injury reporting systems, CDP reporting, and product content restrictions. She also has expertise in industrial wastewater permitting and capital planning at the corporate level for abatement/ treatment systems, and has provided extensive data/metrics analysis and use in strategic EH&S planning and program implementation.

Ms. Lesso holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Louisiana State University, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability from Furman University.

Ms. Lesso may be reached at klesso@capaccio.com, or by phone at 508-970-0033 ext. 120 or cell at 774-249-3216. Please join us in welcoming Kristine!

Source Registration and Greenhouse Gas Reporting Update Reply

Recently, many facilities received an email from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) regarding the upcoming Source Registration (SR) and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting deadlines and requirements. This e-mail states that the MassDEP is suspending the April 15, 2017 deadline for both SR and GHG reporting while they continue to work on combining these two reports into one web based platform.  During this process, the current reporting platforms will not be available.  It is currently not known when the system will be up and reports will be due.  When the reporting platform is ready, the MassDEP will be sending out letters with reporting deadlines to facilities. In the meantime, CAPACCIO recommends that facilities continue to compile their 2016 data and complete required calculations.
Let us know if you need assistance.

If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Sheridan at (508) 970-0033 ext. 122 or lsheridan@capaccio.com.

Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit Annual Report Due January 30 Reply

The first annual report required by the new 2015 stormwater multi-sector general permit is due on January 30, 2017. The new annual report is different than the previous version as it now must be submitted electronically via EPA’s Central Data Exchange. The new annual report format now requires operators to upload a summary of the routine inspection findings, quarterly visual assessments, any benchmark monitoring exceedances, and any corrective actions that were taken over the course of the previous calendar year. While no documentation needs to be uploaded it will be important to have all the relevant documents available to facilitate a quick and complete submittal.

 If you need assistance with your report or have any questions, please contact Dave Averill, EIT, at 508-970-0033 ext. 146 or daverill@capaccio.com or Chris Walton, PE, BCEE, at 508-970-0033 ext. 139 or cwalton@capaccio.com.