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Recent Changes to Massachusetts Asbestos Regulations Will Affect Your Project

Construction Support and Permitting & Compliance

Jul 26, 2021

Recent Changes to Massachusetts Asbestos Regulations Will Affect Your Project
Planning a Building Renovation or Demolition and have Asbestos Containing Materials? The Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards (DLS) recently revised asbestos regulations, 454 CMR 28.00: The Removal, Containment, Maintenance, Or Encapsulation Of Asbestos, effective April 2, 2021. These regulations primarily govern licensing, training, worker protection, and records retention. The revisions include a variety of changes, but most notably clarifying...

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Stephen Sakakeeny Joins Habitat for Humanity Site Selection Committee

Construction and Permitting & Compliance

Jun 18, 2021

Stephen Sakakeeny Joins Habitat for Humanity Site Selection Committee
SAK Environmental LLC (SAK) is pleased to announce that Stephen Sakakeeny, Principal, has joined the Site Selection Committee at the Essex County Habitat for Humanity (ECHfH) to assist the organization in searching for, and acquiring property for affordable housing development. A volunteer position, Stephen will help ECHfH navigate environmental challenges associated with property redevelopment, minimize the organization’s risk...

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Deadline Approaching to Comply with EPA's 2021 MSGP Storm Water Discharge Permit

Permitting & Compliance

Apr 01, 2021

Deadline Approaching to Comply with EPA's 2021 MSGP Storm Water Discharge Permit
The USEPA issued the new “2021 Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP)” for industrial storm water discharges on January 15, 2021. This permit replaces the 2015 MSGP Permit.  All new and existing industrial storm water discharges, as determined by your facility’s NAIC/SIC code, must apply for coverage under the new Permit by submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) to...

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SAK Makes Major Donation This Holiday

Dec 15, 2020

SAK Makes Major Donation This Holiday
Typically, we thank our clients with holiday goodies and have a holiday party for our employees, but not this year for obvious reasons. This year, SAK chose to make a major donation to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Why? Because the COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that financial and food insecurity is widespread among our neighbors. Many people...

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Hanscom Air Force Base Selects SAK

Government and Permitting & Compliance

Dec 09, 2020

Hanscom Air Force Base Selects SAK
Hanscom Air Force Base Selects SAK for Drinking Water Surveillance Program The United States Air Force recently awarded SAK Environmental a contract at Hanscom AFB in Bedford, MA to perform drinking water quality compliance monitoring, base-wide. The Hanscom AFB public water system serves a population of approximately 12,000 and is classified by the State of Massachusetts as a...

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EPA’s New 2020 MSGP for Storm Water Discharges from Industrial Sites Is Coming This Fall – Here’s What You Need to Know

Pollution Assessment & Remediation and Sustainable Development

Aug 06, 2020

EPA’s New 2020 MSGP for Storm Water Discharges from Industrial Sites Is Coming This Fall – Here’s What You Need to Know
The 2015 Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for industrial stormwater discharges expired on June 4, 2020, but has been “administratively continued” by EPA for existing covered facilities in the interim period until a new permit is issued. The latest deadlines for EPA’s proposed 2020 MSGP are as follows: June 1, 2020 – Public comment period ended for draft 2020...

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Pollution Cleanup is Costly. Are you on the Right Track?

Pollution Assessment & Remediation

Jun 16, 2020

Pollution Cleanup is Costly. Are you on the Right Track?
If you are currently cleaning up a release of oil or hazardous material under MassDEP’s waste site cleanup program, ask yourself these questions: Is the project making substantial progress toward closure? Am I getting the best value from my current contractor? We review existing conditions, conduct a technical and regulatory compliance evaluation, and map out a strategy to closure...

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PFAS Chemicals Now Require Annual Toxic Use Reporting Beginning 2020 – Due July 1, 2021

Government and Permitting & Compliance

Jun 11, 2020

PFAS Chemicals Now Require Annual Toxic Use Reporting Beginning 2020 – Due July 1, 2021
Effective January 1, 2020, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) added Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of 172 synthetic chemicals, to the list of reportable chemicals covered by the Toxic Release PSA Inventory (TRI) program under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). TRI reporting forms (Form R or A) for these chemicals...

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You Can Count on SAK’s Continued Help during COVID-19!

Other Category

Apr 08, 2020

SAK continues to operate, uninterrupted, to support those that provide “essential” services to the community – energy, solid waste, critical manufacturing supply chains, public safety, and infrastructure construction. Our field operations, regulatory filings, environmental monitoring, and OHM spill response continue to operate smoothly in accordance with state and CDC COVID-19 risk reduction protocols, and SAK’s internal policies. Our...

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SAK Welcomes Three!

Other Category

Apr 07, 2020

Derek DeCastro joins SAK as an Environmental Scientist to support building sciences and field operations. Formerly an environmental coordinator at American Tower Corp, Derek brings SAK a unique blend of experience in environmental risk management and telecommunications development.  When not working, he is an avid hiker, golfer and Boston Bruins fan who loves to travel. His favorite traveling and...

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