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PPM is looking forward to the 2018 Gulf Coast Food and Fuel Expo in Biloxi, MS. In 2017 this expo hosted 600 attendees from thirteen states, and it provided opportunities to meet top decision-makers and buyers in the petroleum marketing and convenience store industries. This year's...

Lately we’ve seen increased scrutiny of Risk Management Plans (RMP) and Process Safety Management (PSM) programs by EPA, OSHA, and State regulatory agencies throughout the nation.  This has resulted in an increase in the number of RMP/PSM audits by State and Federal officials.  Audit findings...

In May of 1995, EPA’s John Seitz released a memo that clarified a “Once in, Always in” policy for Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) sources. These sources had a Potential to Emit (PTE) of 10 tons of any single Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) or 25...

PPM Consultants hires Annie Mcilwain as project manager for the Jackson, Mississippi office. Mcilwain brings six years of experience addressing environmental and health and safety (EHS) compliance and due diligence issues throughout the Southeast. Her expertise in the design and implementation of large stormwater systems in...

Some of you might be asking yourself, “when did this happen”?   While the Final Rule behind this change was effective June 13, 2016, the compliance date was pushed to January 1, 2018 in order to provide enough time for states (as well as EPA) to...

Scott Pruitt Heads the Agency He once Challenged: President Trump voiced that his goal was to make a change, and by hiring Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, change was underway. Pruitt is fond of saying, “the future ain’t what it used...

On December 21, 2017, EPA responded to state and tribal recommendations by indicating the anticipated area designations for the portions of the country not already designated for the 2015 ozone standards.  These responses will start a 120-day period for states and tribes to provide additional...

Here at PPM, our annual Christmas greeting to each of our clients features something special. Each year our card's art is drawn and submitted by one of our team member's children, and we enjoy getting the chance to share what Christmas looks like through their...

The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) along with assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) recently released a report titled UST Common Compliance Violations. This effort was done to help the regulated community...