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EPA Releases 2015 Multisector General Permit for Industrial Stormwater Activity

Jun 23, 2015

EPA Releases 2015 Multisector General Permit for Industrial Stormwater Activity
On June 16, 2015, The United States Environmental Protection Agency released the long awaited 2015 Multisector General Permit for industrial stormwater discharges.  The 2015 MSGP replaces the 2008 MSGP, which expired on September 29, 2013.   Significant new requirements to the 2015 permit include: Only electronic reporting will be accepted. Consolidation of Annual and Routine inspection procedures into a...

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MassDEP Issues Draft Interim Reclamation Soils Policy

Jun 23, 2015

MassDEP Issues Draft Interim Reclamation Soils Policy
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP) took another step in establishing a framework to ensure the suitability of soil reused as fill in large-scale fill projects in Massachusetts by issuing a draft Interim Policy on the Re-Use of Soil for Large Reclamation Projects. The draft policy, which MassDEP issued on May 27, 2015, outlines the Department’s proposed interim...

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Northeastern University Selects SAK Environmental for Capacity Building Program

Jun 23, 2015

Northeastern University Selects SAK Environmental for Capacity Building Program
SAK was chosen from hundreds of applicants in a competitive process to participate in Northeastern University’s Capacity Building Program. This first of its kind program for the University is designed to diversify Northeastern’s supply chain. The program included seminars geared for small business growth and interaction with Northeastern’s procurement managers and user groups.  Stephen Sakakeeny, Principal...

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Geothermal Heating & Cooling At Work

Apr 07, 2015

Geothermal Heating & Cooling At Work
One of the top expenses for government agencies, municipalities and institutions is the cost of energy.  The past winter and recent utility rate increases likely have already thrown your energy budget.  SAK Environmental has been helping government and institutions reduce their energy cost through successful geothermal systems to heat and cool buildings.  These systems do not rely...

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SAK Environmental provides geothermal technical assistance to Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Apr 07, 2015

SAK Environmental provides geothermal technical assistance to Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  SAK Environmental was selected by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (CEC), under the leadership of The Cadmus Group, to provide technical assistance on their geothermal energy grant program.  Since 2012, MassCEC and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) have administered $6M in pilot programs supporting woody biomass, high efficiency heat pump and district energy technologies at...

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PCBs in Buildings May Be the New Asbestos. What’s your responsibility?

Feb 16, 2015

PCBs in Buildings May Be the New Asbestos. What’s your responsibility?
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are a synthetic organic group of compounds added to countless products to improve their performance. Like asbestos this miracle compound poses a health hazard and may require removal. For buildings, PCBs were added to caulking, adhesives, asphalt roofing, insulating coatings, tarpaper and plastizers to improve their pliability and service life.  Buildings constructed or renovated before the...

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National Grid Sponsors SAK Environmental in First of Its Kind Small Business Mentoring Program

Feb 09, 2015

National Grid Sponsors SAK Environmental in First of Its Kind Small Business Mentoring Program
Stephen Sakakeeeny Far Left SAK Environmental was selected as one of six firms to participate in a Roger Williams University professional development program designed to help small businesses of diverse ownership. In a first of its kind program between National Grid and CVS Health Corp., each organization sponsored three firms to participate in the university’s “CEO Master...

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How Can Clean Soil Now Be Dirty?

Feb 09, 2015

How Can Clean Soil Now Be Dirty?
Environmental regulators have created a new category of soil called “Impacted Soil” to more consistently manage soils that have contamination below notification thresholds but above background levels. Regulators have long wrestled with the problem of enforcing anti-degradation rules for soil that does not trigger management under a state’s waste site cleanup program with the creation of “Impacted...

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S. Peter Volpe Award 2014

May 29, 2014

S. Peter Volpe Award 2014
Maureen & Stephen Sakakeeny, principals, were recognized by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Boston Post as the recipients of the prestigious 2014 S. Peter Volpe Award.  This annual achievement award honors a SAME member whose support and loyalty to the SAME Boston Post has been without fail.  It signifies all that the SAME Boston Post and...

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Why Is It So Difficult to Dispose of Contaminated Soils in Massachusetts?

May 28, 2014

Why Is It So Difficult to Dispose of Contaminated Soils in Massachusetts?
Soils management and disposal has been a constant headache during construction projects all over Massachusetts. This always leads to the question of: Why? In order to answer this question, it is worth looking at these issues from the landfill’s point of view. There are several competing factors that landfill operators face in order to operate their business. The availability...

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