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The Standard – June 2019

The Standard

A Periodic Newsletter from Environmental Standards, Inc.
June 5, 2019 Volume 26 Issue #2

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Big Doings in the Big Easy

For the last 49 years, the Food and Beverage Environmental Conference (FBEC) has been held in various cities throughout North America. It is the premier conference for environmental professionals working in the food and…

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Remember to Flush

In 2015, media coverage of Flint, Michigan’s drinking water issues caused a national focus on lead. More recently, national media coverage of lead in drinking water at public schools and even military housing has kept this issue in the spotlight.

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Modernizing Ignitable Liquids Determinations

US EPA is proposing changes to the hazardous waste regulations that will modernize how the hazardous waste characteristic of ignitability is determined under the Resource Conservation and…

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States Get Serious About PFAS

In the March issue, The Standard covered the US EPA’s Action Plan on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. But several states have already opted to take much bigger steps than those outlined in the US EPA’s Plan. In this issue, we briefly cover some of the most…

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WOTUS “News” – Groundwater is Out

While everyone may be tone deaf to the latest developments related to the definition of navigable waters, affectionately known as the Waters of the United States (“WOTUS” for short); the US EPA has released a rather significant Interpretive Statement that addresses whether the…