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Updates in Environmental Site Assessment For Commercial Real Estate

Permitting & Compliance

Nov 15, 2022

Updates in Environmental Site Assessment For Commercial Real Estate
Updates In Environmental Site Assessment For Commercial Real Estate In December 2021, by the  American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM) released an update to the “Standard Practice For Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process” on commercial real estate.  The new Standard (1527-21) included clarifications over the old Standard (1527-13).  Notable updates under...

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SAK Completes Statewide Solid Waste Characterization Study

Permitting & Compliance

Nov 15, 2022

SAK Completes Statewide Solid Waste Characterization Study
SAK Environmental LLC completed the field phase of a statewide solid waste characterization study for Massachusetts’s five regional waste-to-energy plants. These facilities process 60% of the state’s solid waste, converting it to electricity. With the help of MSW Consultants Inc., the 2nd sampling season was completed in November where a composite sample of solid waste was sorted into...

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MassDEP New Waste Ban Limits Go Into Effect Nov. 1. Are You Ready?

Permitting & Compliance

Aug 15, 2022

MassDEP New Waste Ban Limits Go Into Effect Nov. 1. Are You Ready?
In accordance with MassDEP’s final 2030 Solid Waste Mater Plan and updated regulations, the following new waste ban limits will go into effect: Lowering the threshold on commercial organic/food waste to include facilities generating more than one-half ton (0.5) of these materials per week; and Adding mattresses and textiles to the list of materials banned from disposal or...

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Draft USEPA Dewatering & Remediation General Permit (DRGP) Issued

Permitting & Compliance

Jul 15, 2022

Draft USEPA Dewatering & Remediation General Permit (DRGP) Issued
The 2017 RGP expired on April 8, 2022. The draft General Permit for Dewatering and Remediation Activity Discharges – the DRGP (Draft 2022 DRGP) in Massachusetts (MAG910000) and New Hampshire (NHG910000), federal facilities in Vermont (VTG910000), and Indian country lands in Connecticut (CTG910000) and Rhode Island (RIG910000) was published on April 26, 2022. Public comments will be accepted until...

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USEPA Issues New Construction General Permit

Permitting & Compliance

Mar 02, 2022

USEPA Issues New Construction General Permit
The USEPA issued their new 2022 Construction General Permit (CGP) for stormwater discharges from construction activities on February 17, 2022. Active construction projects which received coverage under the 2017 CGP prior to February 16, 2022 have until May 18, 2022 to apply for coverage under the new CGP. Coverage under the new permit requires submittal of a new Notice of...

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SAK Now Has Asbestos Air Testing Capabilities

Construction and Construction Support and Permitting & Compliance and Other

Feb 28, 2022

SAK Now Has Asbestos Air Testing Capabilities
SAK Environmental (SAK) is excited to announce that we are now licensed in Massachusetts to conduct on-site phase contrast microscopy (PCM) analysis of air samples for asbestos abatement projects, including air clearance sample testing and background air quality monitoring at both traditional and non-traditional abatement projects. This license was only possible after successfully demonstrating continued proficiency in four AIHA...

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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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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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