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The Standard – September 2022

Welcome to the Inner Limits!

On June 15, 2022, the US EPA published the Interim Updated Health Advisory Limits (HALs) for PFOA and PFOS of 0.004 ppt – that’s 4 ppq. While the US EPA acknowledged at a public meeting that these limits cannot be achieved .

Becoming an Expert at Being an Expert Witness

Serving as an expert witness is very close to the direct opposite of what many subject-matter experts do in their day-to-day activities for clients. Offering sound advice based on experience and expertise goes hand-in-hand with being a trusted advisor. However providing these same opinions as an expert witness can …

Say No to Plastic?

On a recent drive, I spent a considerable portion of my trip following a driver who had prominently displayed a bumper sticker proclaiming, “SAY NO TO PLASTIC.” 

On the interminable drive (hello 64E), I started to count how many items in a car were made with plastic. A quick scan of my own car, and I had identified  …

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MCRDA Receives $1M US EPA Brownfield Grant to Bolster Successful Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) formally announced on Friday, September 9, 2022, that $1M in Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grant monies were awarded to the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Montgomery (MCRDA). The funding was  …

Revisions to the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR)

Beginning in 2023, public water systems will be required to monitor for 29 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and lithium in drinking water. The requirement is part of the fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR5), which was published by the United States  … 

The Saga of the PA DEP and the Vanadium MSC

On July 30, 2022, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) published a proposed amendment to 25 Pa. Code Chapter 250 (Administration of the Land Recycling Program) to update the toxicity value and medium-specific …

Regulatory Compliance may not be Enough to Protect your Neighbors’ Civil Rights

I recently attended the US EPA National Brownfields Conference, which was held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Since its inception, the conference has concentrated on educating and assisting stakeholders from all over the  …

Make Way for Turtles!

Nature is truly amazing. It’s incredible how animals know so much just by instinct. But sometimes, those first few minutes or hours of life can be the most dangerous. And sometimes, kind-hearted humans can give animals a bit of a helping hand …

Get SWEPt Away!

Participating in professional groups can be beneficial is so many ways – both personally and professionally. Being in the environmental consulting business, there is one professional group that really stands out  …

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Lab News

As reported in the last issue of the The Standard, labor markets remain tight in the laboratory testing marketplace (and elsewhere). Turnaround times are edging longer and longer, with  …

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