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The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) protects public drinking water supplies across the United States. Under the SDWA, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulated more than 90 drinking water contaminants , and can set Maximum »
In an effort to continue providing intelligent environmental and business solutions for Trinity clients in the upcoming year, we are expanding our ambient field study services to better investigate and remediate odor issues throughout Texas. »
Trinity Consultants, Inc.® (Trinity), an international environmental, health, and safety consulting firm, announces that it has acquired Ecological Survey & Assessment Limited (ECOSA) of North Baddesley, Hampshire, U.K. ECOSA collaborates with »
This article provides a brief overview of audit preparation guidance and tips, that are intended to equip environmental staff to work effectively with internal or external auditors. This is the first in a series-future articles will provide more »
Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) involves finding facility components that are leaking and fixing them. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a long history of regulating industries (such as petroleum refining and chemical »
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Since its founding in 1974, Trinity has expanded its geographic footprint and breadth of services. We attribute our continued growth to a focus on cornerstone values of top-notch technical performance and excellence in client service.
Facilities operating under Class I or Class II Operating Permits must submit an application for permit renewal to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) not less than 6 months »
Starting in 2019, Trinity has noticed an uptick in TRI inquiries sent by EPA to facilities in Nebraska. The inquires cover the reporting years 2013-2017 and are as a result of data quality »
Mark your calendar to attend the 6th Annual Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC) which will take place April 23-24, 2019 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, »
In preparation for the annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reports due July 1st, US EPA has updated all of their chemical/category-specific TRI guidance documents. Here is a comprehensive list »
Is your facility subject to the major source Boiler MACT requirements (40 CFR 63, Subpart DDDDD)? January 31st is an important deadline for facilities to submit their required compliance »
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to "universal wastes" regulated under 40 CFR 273. This change is expected to: Ease »
As we near the end of the year, make sure your facility is up to date on environmental training! If your facility is subject to any of the following programs, you are required to regularly »
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to "universal wastes" regulated under 40 CFR 273. This change is expected to:Ease regulatory burdens for persons who generate, transport, treat, recycle, or »
As we near the end of the year, make sure your facility is up to date on environmental training! If your facility is subject to any of the following programs, you are required to regularly train all applicable employees at the frequencies noted:SPCC »
Does your facility claim any trade secrets in Tier II reports, TRI reports, etc.? If your answer is yes, make sure you are submitting the correct documentation! NDEQ released a new form this month (Form #18-031) which must be completed and submitted »
Have you ever wondered what effluent guidelines apply to your wastewater discharges? There are various categorical discharge limits that have been developed by EPA on an industry-by-industry basis outlined in 40 CFR 401 through 471. Each categorical »
The current NDEQ air dispersion modeling guidance for both major and minor sources (as revised by NDEQ in December 2017) states that modeling is required when the net emission increase equals or exceeds the Significant Emission Rate (SER). Thus, »
In early 2017, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposed various changes to Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code. The proposed changes included revisions to NDEQ's procedural public notice requirements as well as a »
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will launch its new e-Manifest system on June 30, 2018. E-Manifest is an online system that will be used to track hazardous waste shipments. Although EPA is encouraging use of e-manifest, paper forms will »
The NDEQ has implemented a new policy detailing how trials of changes to facility processes or controls will be evaluated pursuant to the Nebraska Administrative Code Title 129, Chapter 34 - Emission Sources; Testing; Monitoring. The "Source Trial »
Final updates to standard and general permit conditions in air quality construction and operating permits are now available on the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality's (NDEQ's) website. The NDEQ drafted revisions to permit conditions in »
Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code includes a rule, referred to as the Low Emitter Rule, that offers an exemption from the requirement to obtain an operating permit for certain facilities whose potential emissions exceed operating permit »
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) announced in early March that revisions to standard conditions for air quality permits have been completed. The NDEQ had updated some standard and general conditions in Air Permit Conditions I »
Each Class I and Class II facility throughout the state of Nebraska is required to submit air emission inventories (AEI's) to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) annually, while smaller facilities are required to submit AEI's »
Mark your calendar to attend the 5th Annual Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC) which will take place April 11-12, 2018 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. This conference will provide a regional perspective »
Effective January 1, 2018, EPA adopted new OSHA hazard categories required to be reported under Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The Nebraska Tier II forms do not yet include the updated list of »
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) updated standard and general conditions in Air Permit Conditions I and II for construction and operating permits in late 2017. The updated conditions have gone through two rounds of public »
In October of 2017, the NDEQ placed on public notice updated standard and general conditions for Air Permit Conditions I and II in construction and operating permits. Following receipt of an initial round of public comments, NDEQ further updated »
In 2015, The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lowered the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone from 75 parts per billion (ppb) to 70 ppb. The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) »
The 2017 Nebraska Safety, Wellness and Environmental Conference and Trade Show is being hosted by the Nebraska Safety Council on October 11-12, 2017 in Lincoln at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel. There will be over 30 speakers who will present on »
As part of NDEQ's Environmental Update Meeting that took place in May, the Air Division discussed staffing changes and process streamlining efforts that were being implemented to increase the turnaround time of issuing permits following receipt of »
Previous month's editions of Trinity's Nebraska Regulatory Update have detailed proposed changes to Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code and where the changes were in the process of becoming final. The proposed updates to various chapters »
Nebraska is one of only a few states that makes all public records received by the agency available through their website. Records date back to April of 2011 and can include applications, permits, correspondence with the agency, information »
In early 2017 the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposed changes to Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code, which included revisions to NDEQ's procedural public notice requirements and several revisions to incorporate »
Earlier this year, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposed changes to Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code. The proposed changes included revisions to NDEQ's procedural public notice requirements as well as a number »
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) recently held their annual Environmental Update Workshops, where department leaders presented on recent changes within their department and associated regulatory and compliance updates. A »
The March edition of Trinity's Nebraska Regulatory Update detailed proposed changes to Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code. The preliminary proposed updates to various chapters of Title 129 were made publically available on NDEQ's website »
Need a Universal Waste Cheat Sheet to hang in your UW Storage Area? Enjoy a free checklist with illustrations to help your facility staff understand and comply with the UW requirements.Email Taylor Wilson from Trinity's Kansas City Office for your »
Mark your calendar to attend the 4th Annual Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC) which will take place May 17-18, 2017 at the Overland Park Marriott in Overland Park, Kansas. This conference will provide a regional perspective on Air, »
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) hosts workshops each year to provide attendees with updates regarding NDEQ and EPA regulations, as well as updates pertaining to NDEQ's land, water and air quality divisions. This year's annual »
The March edition of Trinity's Nebraska Regulatory Update detailed proposed changes to Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code. The preliminary proposed updates to various chapters of Title 129 have been made publically available on NDEQ's »
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has recently completed an internal draft of proposed revisions to the air quality regulations located in Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code. The revisions to Title 129 include »
NDEQ is moving toward a customer-friendly construction permitting process, allowing certain types of facilities to apply online for a general construction permit. This new process expedites issuance of general construction permits and has received »
Mark your calendar to attend the 3rd Annual Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC) which will take place from May 11 – 13, 2016 at the Overland Park Marriott in Overland Park, Kansas. This conference will provide a regional perspective »
NDEQ is in the process of developing a new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Industrial Storm Water permit. The NPDES Industrial Storm Water General Permit or ISW-GP, NPDES NEW900000, is an industrial storm water permit that »
The NDEQ has scheduled their annual Environmental Updates workshops to be held in three locations throughout Nebraska on the following dates:Tuesday, May 17 – North Platte (Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 300 Holiday Frontage Rd)Thursday, May 19 – »
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule enables the USEPA to collect and share information on the manufacturing, processing, and use of commercial chemicals. The USEPA periodically requires sites subject to CDR »
NDEQ has decided to postpone meetings related to the EPA Clean Power Plan (CPP) mandate that were scheduled in nine communities across the state in late February and early March. The postponement of the meetings was due to the stay granted by the »
Annual Certification of Compliance (ACC) is due on March 31 and covers January through December of 2015. Title V (Class I) facilities must submit the report to NDEQ and to EPA Region VII. Class II facilities only need to submit the Certification »
The Air General Construction Permitting system is now an online process, but at this time it can only be used for select industries and source types. NDEQ anticipates that with the new General Construction Permitting system, the NDEQ can reduce »
Air Emission Inventory reports for the calendar year of 2015 must be submitted to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality by March 31, 2016. Facilities required to complete the 2015 inventory report have been mailed a copy of the report »
National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Reports are due March 1 for RCRA Large Quantity Generators (generating more than 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of hazardous waste per month at any time during 2015) and/or facilities that treated, stored, or »
Tier II Hazardous Chemical Storage Reporting is due March 1 for facilities covered by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard and has OSHA-regulated chemicals above EPA-established thresholds found on the List of Lists. If such a hazardous substance »
The 2015 Nebraska Safety, Wellness, and Environmental Conference and Trade Show is being hosted by Nebraska Safety Council on October 20-21, 2015 in Lincoln at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel. If you plan to attend the conference, be sure to stop by »
The 2015 Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC) is being hosted by KC Chamber and Partners on May 13-14 in Overland Park, Kansas at the Overland Park Convention Center. Trinity’s Kansas City Office Manager, Kasi Dubbs will be presenting »
March 1, 2015Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory ReportMarch 31, 20152014 Emissions Inventory (Class I and Class II sources)Annual Certification of Compliance (Class I and II sources - due date specified in permit)Semi-Annual »
The 2014 Nebraska Safety, Wellness, and Environmental Conference and Trade Show is being hosted by Nebraska Safety Council on October 7 & 8 in Lincoln at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel. If you plan to attend the conference, be sure to stop by the »
March 1, 2014 2013 Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Report March 31, 20142013 GHG Emissions Report (GHG Mandatory Reporting Rule) NOTE: Global Warming Potentials have changed, previously unsubject facilities may be required to »
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has proposed changes to the Title 129 air regulations, including changes to Chapters 1, 4, 15, 18, 20, 28, and 34. A summary of the proposed rule changes is provided below.Chapter 1 - »
NDEQ is in the process of considering several changes to the Title 129 rules. The changes being considered will be presented at the February 2014 Environmental Quality Council (EQC) meeting. At this time, the changes being considered have not been »
The proposed revisions include: Removing the listing of exempt VOCs from Chapter 1 and adding a reference to the CFR and correcting grammatical errors; Reorganizing Chapter 4 to align with Federal language, update the NAAQS as appropriate, and »
NDEQ recently announced a change to their policy with regards to the Expedited Operating Permit Renewal Certification. Section 1.4 of the application for either a Class I or Class II operating permit used to allow for a source to certify that no »
March 1, 2013 Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory ReportMarch 31, 20132012 GHG Emissions Report 2012 Emissions InventoryAnnual Certification of Compliance (Class I & Class II sources or due date specified in permit)Semi-Annual »
NDEQ announced that Dave Christensen was appointed as the Interim Operating Permit Section Supervisor until the position is filled. For more information and contact information, visit NDEQ's website.
Revised air quality regulations are effective as of October 14. The following chapters were updated:Chapter 1 - DefinitionsChapter 2 - Definition of Major SourceChapter 4 - Ambient Air Quality StandardsChapter 19 - Prevention of Significant »
NDEQ has scheduled their annual Air Program Update Workshops for late August.Locations include: Grand Island - August 22, 9am-3:30pmScottsbluff - August 23, 8:30am-3pmNorfolk - August 28, 9am-3:30pmLincoln - August 30, 9am-3:30pmFor more information »
NDEQ has prepared an Infrastructure State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This plan provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the Lead NAAQS. The proposed SIP is »
March 1, 2012Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory ReportLarge Quantity Generator Hazardous Waste Report (Biennial HW Report)March 31, 20122011 GHG Emissions Report (GHG Reporting Rule) 2011 Emissions Inventory (Note: NDEQ is requesting »
NDEQ has announced the dates and locations for their Air Program Update Workshops. The agenda includes a NAAQS update, PM2.5 implementation permitting perspectives, Chapter 5/7 operating permit updates including GHG/non-GHG, NSPS updates, and an »
On August 2, 2010, EPA published the proposed Clean Air Transport Rule (CATR) to reduce interstate transport of power plant emissions from 31 Midwestern and Eastern states and the District of Columbia. When finalized, the CATR will replace the »
NDEQ is hosting two information sessions on September 15 to discuss the proposed changes to the Title 129 - Air Quality Regulations that incorporate the federal GHG Tailoring Rule requirements into the state Title V and PSD air quality rules.The »
NDEQ is hosting air program update workshops in August. For dates, locations, the agenda and registration information, visit the NDEQ website.
NDEQ has created an Air DVD with a basic overview of the NDEQ Air Quality Program. An additional DVD with an inspection skit is also available. To view the Air DVD on the web, visit the NDEQ website or contact Melissa Ellis at NDEQ for copies of »
Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Reportdue March 1, 2010 Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Reportdue March 1, 2010 Emissions Inventorydue March 31, 2010Annual Certification of Compliance (Class I & Class II)due March 31, »
Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Report due March 1, 2009 Large Quantity Generator Hazardous Waste Reportdue March 1, 2009 Emissions Inventorydue March 31, 2009 Annual Certification of Compliance(Class I & Class II)due March 31, »
The NDEQ January 2009 AirWaves Bulletin is available. Among other items, this edition includes the following: New & Improved Air Permit Application FormsThe forms were reorganized to create a single set of forms that could be used for both »
NDEQ has indicated that they will be changing the format of Class I and Class II operating permits and applications. The new permit format requires more information than previous format - all Class I and Class II sources will be required to »
2009 Ambient Air Monitoring Network PlanThis plan outlines changes made to the Nebraska ambient air monitoring network since Dec. 31, 2007, demonstrates that Nebraska's ambient air monitoring networks complies with Federal regulations, and describes »