From the President – Announcing Our Strategic Solutions Team Reply

According to the calendar, Spring is here!  Of course, if you are in New England, it’s questionable considering the snowflakes that continue to fall into the first full week of April.  With every new season, it’s always a good time to pause and reflect on the previous season and think about what’s been accomplished as a way to acknowledge the progression towards goals. I’ve always found that it helps maintain the forward momentum of where you’re headed.

As someone who grew up in the “season-less” climate of Southern California, Spring is a season of amazement in New England.  People start coming out of their hibernating patterns and the lulls of Winter and start to pick up the pace.  When I reflect on the Winter months at CAPACCIO, there has been everything but a sense of lull.

As you may recall in the recent message from CEO, Lisa Wilk, I was named President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) during the final quarter of 2017.  One of my first actions in my new role was to announce and put into play a new organizational structure.  The focus of our new structure was to align ourselves so that we could focus on our vision of integrating our extensive EH&S expertise with cutting-edge technology to deliver strategic solutions for our clients.  Since rolling out our new organization we have been on an exciting path of defining new roles, elevating individuals to new positions, engaging our Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) experts with our EHS-DashboardTM product team, and outlining key strategic objectives – much like we do for our own clients!  Like I said, there has been no sense of lull this past Winter!

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John Baycroft

Part of our new structure was to emphasize a core area of our company, which is the Strategic Solutions team.  This team is integral to our efforts of combining leading technologies, such as the EHS-DashboardTM, along with our proven EH&S expertise and services to design high-level EH&S solutions that focus on meeting our clients’ key business and EH&S objectives.  I am pleased to announce the promotion of John Baycroft to Vice President of Strategic Solutions to lead these efforts.  John’s unique skill set as both an Environmental Engineer and Software Engineer gives him keen insight and perspective into how EH&S can be driven successfully with the assistance of technology.

John joined CAPACCIO in 2012 as an Environmental Engineer.  He prepared air and water permit applications and assisted clients with their air reporting requirements such as source registration, and greenhouse gas reports.  As you can imagine, he’s worked in many spreadsheets and a variety of datasets. When trying to analyze data in efficient and effective ways, John leaned on his natural passion for technology and personal interest of software development.  John saw how these large workbooks and complex data sets could be managed differently using current database and web technology.  Combine this with the existing tools developed by CAPACCIO, the concept of the EHS-DashboardTM was created. This technology has taken our traditional EH&S consulting and engineering firm to a new level by offering innovative and strategic solutions to streamline and deliver top-level EH&S performance to our clients.

Today, John leads the Strategic Solutions team which includes solutions designers and product developers to facilitate the process of melding our extensive EH&S expertise and technical know-how with our innovative EHS-DashboardTM adding efficiency and transparency to result in a higher-level of insight into our clients EH&S programs and strategically valuable solutions.

This is just one of the many newsworthy accomplishments and promotions that have come to fruition over the last few months.  We look forward to sharing those and other new developments with you in the near future.  As I pause and reflect, it’s clear to me that our organizational changes towards our vision has kept us on a continued focus through the Winter months and is now setting the stage for a bright Spring ahead.  Now if only mother nature would get on board!

At CAPACCIO, we live our mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper”. We align EH&S with your 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.  To learn more visit us at www.capaccio.com.

South Korean delegation to visit Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. to learn about Toxics Use Reduction Planning Success Stories Reply

A group of esteemed delegates from Seoul, Korea will be visiting the United States and Canada from April 11 – 20 to tour companies, meet with legislators, and visit with the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) to learn about best practices for chemical safety and the reduction of toxic substances. The visit was prompted by South Korea’s focus on enacting regulations similar to the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act. The “Delegates for a Chemical Safety Community” consist of business leaders of major corporations, government officials, representatives from environmental agencies and from the Ministry of Environment, who are seeking to learn about the most efficient methods, our policies, and to benchmark best practices and techniques.

As part of the tour, the delegation will visit with Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc., who was chosen for their expertise with the regulations and long history in developing Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) plans for a variety of clients and industries. Capaccio, which is based in Marlborough, MA, also employs the largest staff of TUR Planners at one company in the state. Capaccio’s planners will be on hand to share and exchange experiences with the South Korean participants and their translator.

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.  To learn more, visit us at www.capaccio.com.

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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.