Environmental CheckPoint February 2012

2012 Annual Compliance Deadlines

  • March 1Hazardous Waste Biennial Reporting to USEPA and states for Large   Quantity Generators of hazardous waste;
  • March 1Hazardous Waste Recyclers annual reporting;
  • March 1Annual hazardous chemical storage reporting (Tier 2) to USEPA;
  • April 15Annual air emissions reporting for Operating Permit facilities;
  • April 15Greenhouse gas reporting;
  • May 16 –   Annual air emissions reporting for Non-Operating Permit facilities;
  • June 1 –   Air emissions reporting for selected triennial filers;
  • July 1 –    Annual toxic use reporting to USEPA and Massachusetts DEP;
  • July 1 –   Massachusetts Toxic Use Reduction Plans Update.  This is a mandatory planning year due to MADEP by July 1;
  • July 15Air emissions reporting for remainder of triennial filers.

SAK’s Compliance Services to Construction and Industrial Clients Grows

New staff and expanded client relationships resulted in substantial growth to SAK’s environmental compliance practice in both construction and industrial markets.  SAK’s approach to regulatory compliance and reporting is attention to detail at minimal cost.  Recent projects are highlighted below:

Multimedia Compliance Audit: SAK performed a multimedia compliance audit of Chemineer, Inc.’s 30,000 s.f. facility in North Andover, MA.  Chemineer is a world leader in the manufacture of mixing equipment to the chemical and petrochemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, polymers, food and grain processing industries.  The audit reviewed all aspects of facility operations relative to petroleum and  hazmat use, waste generation, water and air emissions, and tanks.

Geothermal Waste Water Discharge Permitting: SAK prepared permit applications for the discharge of bleed water from a 40 ton (2 standing column well) geothermal system at the historic Norwood Theater.  Bleed water will be generated from the system during peak demand periods and discharged to Meadow Brook and Neponset River.  The geothermal system is part of a renovation project by Tribecca Builders of NY, LA and Boston which includes several green and energy efficient elements.

Air Emissions Permitting: SAK provided permitting assistance to DePuy, Inc. at its Raynham, MA facility.  DePuy is the leading developer and manufacturer of orthapaedic sports medicine products and soft tissue repair devices.  SAK’s work included identification of air emitting sources, calculation of actual and potential air emissions, and preparation of air permit applications.

SWPPP for Hingham Sewer & Water Main Replacement: SAK prepared a USEPA Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for Albanese Bros, Inc. of Dracut, MA for a major utility construction project in the Musquashcut Pond area of Hingham, MA.  The project installed approximately 14,600 linear feet of gravity sewer (8-10″ diameter), 12,550 linear feet of water main (6-12″ diameter), and a submersible pump station.

Corporate Sustainability Policies: SAK provided sustainability consulting services to Roche Brothers Barrel & Drum manufacturing in Lowell, MA.  Roche is a leader in the manufacture of new and restoration of used drums to the food, chemical, and waste industries.  SAK’s work included development of a Green Initiative Policy, Safety Health & Environmental Policy, Waste Minimization Plan, Supply Chain Policy for Sustainability, and Occupational Program evaluation.

Did You Know?

SAK Environmental joined the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) as a Sustaining Member.  Recognizing the emphasis on small business participation on Federal projects, SAK recently joined SAME’s Boston Post and will exhibit at their annual Small Business Showcase on February 8, 2012.  SAK is a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) under the new Federal contracting program, and has capabilities in Environmental Consulting (NAISC 541620), Remediation (NAISC 562910), and Engineering Services (NAISC 541330).