South Bend (574) 522-1019 | Indianapolis (317) 578-4233 | Louisville (502) 890-7702

Waters of the US Rule Update

The range of waterways subject to federal pollution regulations would be narrower under a hotly anticipated proposal released Dec. 11, but the Trump administration said it did not know the on-the-ground impact. The proposal is the administration’s attempt to replace an Obama-era rule to better define waters of the U.S., or WOTUS, which are subject to Clean Water Act requirements.

The policy states that NPDES permits may be issued for any release of a pollutant from a pipe, drain or any distinct and discrete point source (such as an injection well) into groundwater that reaches federally protected waterway.

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Exemplar Global ISO 14001 and/or 45001 Lead Auditor Courses

This course utilizes Exemplar Global certified materials and satisfies the requirements for ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Certification. The course is designed to improve your skills by bettering your understanding of 14001 and 45001, provide insights on how to prepare, perform and lead an audit and evaluate and communicate audit findings. This is a unique opportunity to receive two certificates in 4.5 days. Attendees may choose to complete one certificate in 3 days.

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HWGIR Overview

There were over sixty (60 changes made to the hazardous waste rule, some of which are more stringent and others that are less stringent. Changes can be broken down into three categories: provide greater flexibility, fill in gaps to strengthen environmental protection, and clarify certain components and address ambiguities.

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Groundwater Discharges

EPA Policy 83 Fed. Reg. 7126, Feb. 20, 2018 regulates pollutants discharged from point sources to jurisdictional surface water via groundwater or other subsurface flow that has a direct hydrologic connection to the surface water.

The policy states that NPDES permits may be issued for any release of a pollutant from a pipe, drain or any distinct and discrete point source (such as an injection well) into groundwater that reaches federally protected waterway.

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New Source Review

In July we noted that former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released a memo on March 13 to change how industries calculate whether modifications will trigger a more detailed and restrictive review process called new source review (NSR).

The EPA is looking at revising the air pollution permitting program, NSR, beyond the memo by proposing a rule change (RIN:2060-AT89).

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Offices

South Bend
224 West Jefferson Blvd, Suite 204
South Bend, IN 46601
Phone (574) 522-1019
Fax (574) 522-0374

Indianapolis
7202 E 87th Street Suite 110
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Phone (317) 578-4233
Fax (317) 578-4250

Louisville
1884 Ivanhoe Court
Louisville, KY 40205
Phone (502) 890-7702

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