MassDEP Announces 2017 and 2018 Source Registration Information Reply

The MassDEP announced some much awaited information regarding forms and filing dates for Source Registration (SR) filers.

SR web forms for 2017 – including those for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reporting – are now available for certain Operating Permit facilities ONLY. These facilities have been notified that the deadline for filing their reports is June 21, 2019.

Filing of 2017 reports for other annual and 3-year filers is postponed until later this summer. MassDEP will notify these facilities directly of their due dates when eDEP is ready for them to file.

Filing for 2018 is postponed. MassDEP will notify filers directly when the 2018 forms are ready.

CAPACCIO can help you navigate the reporting system and deadlines and ensure you are including everything needed in this new process. We provide a full range of reporting services to meet your needs, from peer review to full submission. CAPACCIO’s EHS-DashboardTM can help you track your facility’s data collection and reporting so it is that much easier. Learn more about the dashboard at www.ehsdashboard.com.

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At CAPACCIO, we live our mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper”. We align EH&S with your overall business objectives to strategically position you for success.  Our unique approach combines our extensive EH&S experience with cutting edge technologies, such as our EHS DashboardTM, to effectively address your challenges.  Our comprehensive solutions have resulted in award-winning EH&S and overall business performance for our clients. We are certified WBENC, WBE. To learn more visit us at http://www.capaccio.com.

 

MassDEP Issues Updated List of TURA Chemicals for 2019 Reply

Each company subject to the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) needs to file annual reports by July 1st of each year, for chemicals manufactured, processed, or otherwise used during the previous calendar year. TURA reports are required for toxic substances listed in two federal laws: Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or “Superfund”).
A new complete list of chemicals subject to TURA reporting, along with reporting thresholds, is now available on the MassDEP website:
Here is a run down on what is new:
Nonylphenols category – DEP Code 1220
Nonylphenols are reportable for this year. The Nonylphenols category has been reportable under TURA since RY 2017 and under TRI since RY 2015.  The nonylphenols category includes these substances: 4-Nonylphenol, Isononylphenol, Nonylphenol, 4-Isononylphenol, 4-Nonylphenol, branched, Nonylphenol, branched. More about this chemical category can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/addition-nonylphenol-category#additional-resources
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) category – DEP Code 1240
HBCD category chemicals are reportable for this year (RY2018) and was reportable under TRI for RY 2017. The HBCD category includes hexabromocyclododecane and 1,2,5,6,9,10 hexabromocyclododecane. More information about this chemical category can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/addition-hexabromocyclododecane-hbcd-category-tri-list-final
Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs) category – DEP Code 1046
NPEs will be reportable next year under TRI for RY 2019, and to TURA for RY 2020. Start keeping records for 2019. More information about this chemical category can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/addition-npes-category-tri-list-final-rule and https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2019/04/04/turachanges.pdf
The C1-C4 halogenated hydrocarbons/halocarbons not otherwise listed (C1-C4 NOL) category – DEP Code 1047
The C1-C4 NOL category will be reportable under TURA for RY 2019. Begin keeping records in 2019. C1-C4 NOL includes any chemical substance that has four or fewer carbons, at least one halogen, and only hydrogen as the other constituent, that are not already individually listed. This includes fully halogenated chemicals that contain no hydrogen. More information about this chemical category can be found at: https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2019/04/04/turachanges.pdf

Please also be aware:
Many chemicals on the TURA reportable chemicals list are designated as PBT (persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic) or HHS (higher hazard substance). These chemicals have lower reporting thresholds, which are indicated in the TURA list.

If you have questions or need assistance with your TURA reporting, CAPACCIO has several TURPs on staff. Please contact Jill Vernes at jvernes@capaccio.com for more information.
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At CAPACCIO, we live our mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper”. We align EH&S with your overall business objectives to strategically position you for success. Our unique approach combines our extensive EH&S experience with innovative tools, such as our EHS DashboardTM, to effectively address your challenges. Our comprehensive solutions have resulted in award-winning EH&S and overall business performance for our clients. We are certified WBENC, WBE. To learn more visit us at www.capaccio.com.

 

Join us for MassDEP’s Multi-Media Inspection: What to Expect Reply

Join us as the Central Massachusetts Business Environmental Network (CMBEN) in partnership with the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce present:

MassDEP’s Multi-Media Inspection: What to Expect

Print the flyer for this meeting

Where:  MassDEP, CERO, 8 New Bond Street, Worcester, MA 01606

Workshop topic and speaker: 

Giles Steel-Perkins of the MassDEP will discuss MassDEP’s Multi-Media inspection process and will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Register: 
Email Isabelle Lavigne from Irwin Engineers or call her at 508.653.8007 ext. 10.
Although there is no cost for this meeting, seating is limited so please register soon, and no later than May 10, 2019.
 
What is CMBEN?
The Central Massachusetts Business Environmental Network (CMBEN) is a network of EHS Managers and other EHS professionals serving industry in Central Massachusetts. We represent some of the region’s largest businesses with years of experience in EHS management. To join CMBEN, e-mail Isabelle Lavigne from Irwin Engineers at ilavigne@irwinengineers.com or call her at (508) 653-8007 ext. 10, or any of the
CMBEN 
Board Members:

Lucille Servidio (508) 970-0033 x114
Donald Alger (508) 854-5560, thealgers@gmail.com
Brian Postale (508) 767-2888, brian.postale@state.ma.us
Marina Gayl (617) 626-1077, marina.gayl@state.ma.us
Lindsay Chhon (508) 688-3097, lindsay.chhon@abbvie.com
Andy Irwin (508) 653-8007, airwin@irwinengineers.com
Dona Neely (978)-772-8831, donaneely@ecostardevens.com
Paul Watson (413)-822-7257, pcwatson@cfsoptics.com

CMBEN    Worc Chamber of Commerce

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At CAPACCIO, we live our mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper”. We align EH&S with your overall business objectives to strategically position you for success. Our unique approach combines our extensive EH&S experience with innovative tools, such as our EHS DashboardTM, to effectively address your challenges. Our comprehensive solutions have resulted in award-winning EH&S and overall business performance for our clients. We are certified WBENC, WBE. To learn more visit us at www.capaccio.com.

Earn your 2019 TCH credits with CAPACCIO’s WWT Operator Courses – at our office or your facility! Reply

Whether you need to obtain your WWT Operator license or would just like to earn TCHs, CAPACCIO can help. 

WWT trainingSelf-Paced Wastewater Treatment Operator Course

CAPACCIO’s self-paced wastewater treatment operator course prepares candidates for the Massachusetts certification exam. The course includes an introduction and eight modules that you navigate at your own pace along with quizzes to measure your progress.

Upon completing the self-study portion of the course, CAPACCIO holds two 5-hour classroom sessions (which will be held on Friday, April 26 and Friday, May 3) at our Marlborough, Massachusetts offices. At these sessions, we will review the course material, take practice exams, and answer questions to further prepare for the licensing exam. These live sessions are approved for 5 TCHs each.

Please note: We recommend you sign up for the self-paced class as soon as possible to allow time to complete the self-study portion of the course before the first classroom session on 4/26.

Another note: You do not have to purchase the study materials or sit for the exam if you would like to participate in one or both of the live classroom review sessions. You may attend just one classroom session for 5 TCH credits or both for 10 TCH credits. 

Enrollment options:

TCH Courses

CAPACCIO also offers TCH courses (2 per day) on Thursday, April 25 and Thursday, May 2. Each course is approved for 2.5 TCHs. Take all four and receive 10 TCHs:

Courses are $200 each or all 4 for $700.

Sign-up for our TCH course/s

On-site Evaluation and Optimization Courses

For those operators who need training contact hours (TCHs) but find it difficult to attend off-site training, CAPACCIO can come to your site and provide a customized course utilizing your own wastewater treatment system and allowing your operators to receive TCHs.

Learn more about our on-site options

If you have any questions or need more information about any of these courses, please contact Dave Averill, EIT, at 508.970.0033 ext. 146 or daverill@capaccio.com.

You may also send a request for more information.

At CAPACCIO, we live our mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper”. We align EH&S with your overall business objectives to strategically position you for success. Our unique approach combines our extensive EH&S experience with innovative tools, such as our EHS DashboardTM, to effectively address your challenges. Our comprehensive solutions have resulted in award-winning EH&S and overall business performance for our clients. We are certified WBENC, WBE. To learn more visit us at www.capaccio.com.