December 2015

Holiday Greetings from Environmental Engineering Corporation:

This was another busy and productive year for Environmental Engineering Corporation. We wish all our clients and associates a very enjoyable holiday season and a happy and prosperous 2016.

Summer Internship:

If interested in a summer internship with Environmental Engineering Corporation in 2016, please email your resume to plamba@envengg.com.

NJDEP Advisory for Air Permit Holders:

NJDEP issued an advisory for air permit holders in November 2015. The complete advisory is available here:

http://www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/advisories/2015-13.pdf

The common pitfalls of air permit holders per the advisory are provided below:

  1. Read and follow your permit.
  2. Modifications to permitted equipment must be pre-approved.
  3. Facility is responsible for renewing permit on time.
  4. Copies of permits must be kept at the site.
  5. Make sure all equipment requiring permit as per N.J.A.C. 7:27-8.2 are permitted.

NJ Site Remediation Program (SRP)/LSRP Update: 

  1. The deadline to complete the remedial investigation for cases that were granted a statutory two-year extension to the original May 7, 2014 deadline to complete the remedial investigation is less than six months away. A complete listing of cases that received and maintained the extension is available from Dataminer at http://datamine2.state.nj.us/DEP_OPRA/OpraMain/categories?category=Case+Tracking:
  2. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced that new interim ground water quality standards have been posted for 12 compounds. The list of compounds and interim ground water quality standards is available through the Division of Water Monitoring and Standards website (www.nj.gov/dep/wms/bears/gwqs_interim_criteria_table.htm).

News September 2015

 1. Office Relocation:

Environmental Engineering Corporation (EEC) moved to a new office in Chester, New Jersey on October 1, 2014. Our new contact information is as follow:

Address: 154 US Highway 206, Suite 7
Chester, NJ 07930-2015
Telephone: (908) 955-7445
(908) 955-7627
Facsimile: (908) 955-7628

Website: www.envengg.com

 

2. Revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard deadlines:

New changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard are bringing the United States into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  The table below summarizes the phase-in dates required under the revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS):

Effective Completion Date Requirement(s) Who
December 1, 2013 Train employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format. Employers
June 1, 2015

December 1, 2015

Compliance with all modified provisions of this final rule, except:

The Distributor shall not ship containers labeled by the chemical manufacturer or importer unless it is a GHS label

Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers
June 1, 2016 Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication program as necessary, and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards. Employers
Transition Period to the effective completion dates noted above May comply with either 29 CFR 1910.1200 (the final standard), or the current standard, or both Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers

3. NJDEP Steps Up Inspection of Laboratories to Comply with Air Pollution Control Act:

Any laboratory in New Jersey that owns or operates equipment and/or source operation that has the potential to emit any Group 1 or Group 2 TXS (Toxic Substances), or a combination thereof, at a rate greater than 0.1 pounds per hour (45.4 grams per hour) is affected by this advisory.

Group 1 TXS means an air contaminant that is found on the list of Group 1 TXS at N.J.A.C. 7:27- 17.3, which is incorporated by reference herein, together with all amendments and supplements. As of June 12, 1998, the following is the complete list of Group 1 TXS: Benzene (Benzol), Carbon tetrachloride (Tetrachloromethane), Chloroform (Trichloromethane), Dioxane (1,4-Diethylene dioxide; 1,4-Dioxane), Ethylenimine (Aziridine), Ethylene dibromide (1,2-Dibromoethane), Ethylene dichloride (1,2-Dichloroethane), 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane (Tetrachloroethane), Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene), 1,1,2-Trichloroethane (Vinyl trichloride), and Trichloroethylene (Trichlorethene).

Group 2 TXS means an air contaminant that is found on the list of Group 2 TXS at N.J.A.C. 7:27- 17.3, which is incorporated by reference herein, together with all amendments and supplements. As of June 12, 1998, the following is the complete list of Group 2 TXS: Methylene chloride (Dichloromethane), 1,1,1-Trichloroethane (Methyl chloroform).

4. NJ Site Remediation Program (SRP)/LSRP Update:

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has updated following guidance documents in 2015:

Comingle Plume Technical Guidance (July 2015)

Fill Material Guidance (May 2015)

Ecological Evaluation Technical Guidance (February 2015)

SRP Fees for Fiscal Year 2016

NJDEP has also issued two quick reference guides for completing Remedial Action Permit applications for soil and ground water and four Analytical Technical Guidance Documents to assist in interpreting analytical data.

Additional details on these can be found at NJDEP website http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/