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If you work in a commercial, industrial, and/or institutional facility, you are very likely familiar with the Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule, which caused quite a stir several years ago.  The rule can be confounding and daunting to many as each facility has...

For many manufacturing facilities, such as the automotive industry, it may be a requirement that you have your facility certified to the ISO 14001:2015 standard.  The standard itself is not a very daunting read; approximately 44 pages including all standards, guidance, and references.  The standard...

2020 will be a year we will always remember. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought havoc to our world. Here in the United States, stay at home orders were issued in late March and early April. While these say at home orders have had many...

[wpcdt-countdown id="10050"]   The July 1st deadline is fast approaching for facilities meeting the TRI reporting requirements. There are a few basics every facility should be aware of when it comes to TRI reporting. Below, we have three questions that will help you get on the right...

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will no longer allow companies to reduce their fines by footing the bill for supplemental environmental projects (SEPs), putting an end to a tool that's been popular with both industry and government agencies. On March 12, 2020, Jeffrey Bossert Clark, Chief...

We are living in a truly unprecedented time.  As we prepare, manage and work to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted you to know PPM is working hard every day to adapt to ensure your projects continue to move forward.  PPM has taken many steps...

The Baseline Industrial Stormwater General Permit re-coverage time is upon us here in Mississippi. If your facility currently operates under this general permit, you have likely received a notice of re-coverage alert and associated forms. While it may seem simple enough to fill out the...

Ben Lightsey joined PPM Consultants as a Project Manager in the firm’s Jackson, Mississippi office. Lightsey has nine years of experience addressing environmental compliance, due diligence, and brownfield cleanup and redevelopment that he brings to PPM. Lightsey has extensive knowledge of soil, groundwater and vapor intrusion...

In November 2019, almost a year and a half after proposing changes to AP-42 Section 7.1 – Organic Liquid Storage Tanks, EPA finalized its revisions. This section, last updated in November 2006, provides guidance for calculating air emissions from fixed and floating-roof storage tanks. The revisions...