Source Registration and GHG forms are now available for 2016 data! Reply

It’s the news many of us have been waiting for: the new Source Registration (SR) web forms and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reporting forms – are now available!

This is great news for annual filers, but, right now, you will only be able to submit your 2016 data. MassDEP will notify you when annual reporting web forms for 2017 become available.

If you are a triennial filer, you, too, will have to wait. MassDEP has deferred 2016 triennial reporting to the 2017 reporting year due to delays in the web forms availability. One caveat is some triennial SR filers also submit annual GHG reports and will need to do so using the new forms for 2016 data by the date listed below.

As all of this can be confusing, below is a table outlining the dates:

Facility Type Year of Reporting Due Date
Annual SR Filer 2016 October 19, 2018
Annual GHG Filer 2016 October 19, 2018
Triennial SR filer 2016 Deferred to year of reporting 2017 – Due Date Unknown
Annual SR Filer 2017 Unknown
Annual GHG Filer 2017 Unknown
Triennial SR filer 2017 Unknown

For all reporters: Be sure any new equipment or processes that emit air contaminants which were installed since your last submission are included.

CAPACCIO can help you navigate the new reporting system, 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.

For assistance, please contact Lynn Sheridan, EIT, at 774-249-2565 or lsheridan@capaccio.com.

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 www.capaccio.com.

 

 

CAPACCIO Promotes and Continues to Grow its Engineering Team Reply

Dave Averill

David Averill, EIT

Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. is proud to announce the promotion of David Averill to Senior Environmental Engineer. Aligning with CAPACCIO’S mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper” and in delivering high value total solutions to our clients, Dave has been a consistent key player in bringing a variety of water/wastewater engineering and related projects to fruition for CAPACCIO clients. Dave’s promotion will further elevate his role within the Water/Wastewater Engineering group.

A multi-talented engineer, Dave has been instrumental in providing our clients with his wastewater expertise in permitting, system design, system evaluation and optimization, construction administration, commissioning, operator training, operation, sampling, testing, and environmental reporting. He supports several CAPACCIO clients who are regulated by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) and provides compliance strategy, permit negotiation support, regulatory filings and correspondence, and other engineering assistance.

Dave began as an Environmental Engineer at CAPACCIO in 2014 and quickly came up to speed to assist the engineering team in many areas most notably in using AutoCAD to depict all types of drawings from simple process flow diagrams to more complex piping and instrument diagrams as well as site plans. He became an effective contributor to a variety of projects, including assisting with Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) and Stormwater (SW) plans.

In recent years, Dave has successfully stepped into the Project Manager role and became the facilitator and instructor for CAPACCIO’S Wastewater Treatment Operator Exam Prep and Training Contact Hour (TCH) courses. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and is also an Engineer-in-Training (EIT). 

Lily

Ben Lilly, EIT

CAPACCIO is also happy to announce a new addition to its growing engineering team, Benjamin (Ben) Lilly, EIT. Ben, a University of Rhode Island graduate with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, joins our team as an Environmental Engineer (ES1).

Ben who successfully achieved his Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification in March 2018, has skills in AutoCAD as well as experience working as a water quality field technician, a Best Management Practices (BMP) inspector, and a Sustainability intern.

Dave and Ben work together with others on CAPACCIO’s talented Water/Wastewater Engineering design team on a variety of projects.  For example, the team, led by Director of Engineering, Art Cunningham, PE, LSP, is nearing completion on a project for a large institution which has involved extensive sampling of labs and water use/discharges in numerous buildings to determine eligibility for a low flow low pollutant permit. This ongoing project involves tracking calculated flow rates for the numerous locations and tying the sample data to the actual files from the lab. To make the project more efficient and to ensure accuracy of the data, the engineering team is working with CAPACCIO’s Solutions Design team to develop and implement a customized solution utilizing CAPACCIO’s software as a service, EHS-DashboardTM, to meet project needs and objectives. Stay tuned for the complete write-up when the project is completed.

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 www.capaccio.com.

 

Do you need to get your WWT Operator License this summer, or would you like to earn TCHs by attending our classroom sessions? Reply

Whether you need to obtain your WWT Operator license or would just like to earn TCHs, CAPACCIO can help. We have developed a self-paced wastewater treatment operator’s course which prepares candidates for the Massachusetts certification exam. The course consists of an introduction and eight modules that can be navigated at your own pace, and includes quizzes to measure your progress.

After completing the self-study portion of the course, you will attend two 5-hour classroom sessions which will be held on July 19 and 20 at our Marlborough, Massachusetts office to review the course material, ask questions, and take practice exams to further prepare for the licensing exam. These live sessions are approved for 5 TCHs each.

Note: You do not have to purchase the study materials or sit for the exam if you would like to just 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:

CAPACCIO is a leader in industrial wastewater treatment design. Our trainers are experts in the design, operation, and maintenance of industrial wastewater treatment systems. For over a decade, we have prepared candidates for the Wastewater Operator Exam in Massachusetts and have offered a wide variety of Training Contact Hour (TCH) courses for licensed operators. Our courses are open to public enrollment and can be customized to meet industry or company specific needs. Let us help you prepare for the next exam or keep up with your current license requirements!

For more information, please contact Dave Averill at 508.970.0033 ext. 146 or daverill@capaccio.com.

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 www.capaccio.com.

MassDEP Announces RY2019 Source Registration Deadlines Reply

The August 2017 proposed modifications to the MassDEP air regulations have been finalized and the air source registration reporting deadlines have been changed!  Going forward for RY2019, the new reporting deadlines are as follows:

  • April 1st
    • Triennial filers
  • May 1st
    • Facilities that are subject to 310 CMR 7.0: Appendix C in the prior year (Operating Permit)
  • June 1st
    • Facilities that have a Restricted Emissions Status (RES)
    • Facilities that had ACTUAL emissions of lead equal to or greater than 0.5 tons, or ACTUAL emissions of NOx or VOC equal to or greater than 25.0 tons in the previous year

In addition, MassDEP has changed the fuel utilization thresholds.  A facility will now be required to file a source registration if its facility-wide maximum energy input from all fuels is equal to or greater than 40 MMBTU/hr.  In addition, if the facility operates an emission unit that combusts natural gas, propane, butane, or distillate oil with a maximum energy input equal to or greater than 10 MMBTU/hr the facility will be required to file a source registration.

Facilities will also be required to file a source registration if their actual emissions in the previous calendar year were equal to or greater than any of the following:

  • Lead:  0.5 tons
  • NOx: 25.0 tons
  • VOC: 25.0 tons

The question remains as to when source registrations will be due this year as the new reporting system and forms are not yet available.  Once the system and forms are up, CAPACCIO will be conducting a webinar to walk through the new forms and answer any questions which may arise regarding the reporting deadlines, which are expected to be released at the same time.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact Lynn Sheridan, EIT, at 774-249-2565 or lsheridan@capaccio.com.