“The US EPA Is Improving Public Access to (YOUR) Environmental Inspection and Compliance Data”

  Marion Herz, the Chief of Staff for EPA’s Office of Compliance, just blogged that EPA has launched a new compliance website to “make it easier to stay informed about our work and to share tools that can help companies and others follow the law.” Herz notes that the Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) … Continue reading “The US EPA Is Improving Public Access to (YOUR) Environmental Inspection and Compliance Data”

Illinois EPA NPDES Reports Now Filed Online & Deadline Of March 31, 2014 For Transition

By Jeryl L. Olson and Craig B. Simonsen The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) had first introduced the “eDMR” (electronic Discharge Monitoring Report) system in April 2004. The eDMR system was developed so that National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permittees with a computer and an Internet connection could complete, sign, submit, edit, and … Continue reading Illinois EPA NPDES Reports Now Filed Online & Deadline Of March 31, 2014 For Transition

Illinois EPA Files Emergency Rules Addressing PetCoke and Coal Piles

SPRINGFIELD—Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Lisa Bonnett today filed emergency rules with the Illinois Pollution Control Board to ensure stringent regulation of petcoke piles throughout Illinois. The rules are part of Governor Pat Quinn’s directive earlier this week to address the growing problem of petcoke storage in Illinois and protect Illinois residents and the environment.Petcoke … Continue reading Illinois EPA Files Emergency Rules Addressing PetCoke and Coal Piles

Compliance Reminder – New EPA Rule to Impact Auto Body & Auto Painting Shops in 2011 – Are You in Compliance?

Final Rule Information:http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t3/fr_notices/psmc_fr121407.pdf A new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule, "40 CFR Part 63 Subpart HHHHHH, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources," applies to all body shops and to many other small shops that paint metal and/or plastic parts. It also includes separate requirements … Continue reading Compliance Reminder – New EPA Rule to Impact Auto Body & Auto Painting Shops in 2011 – Are You in Compliance?

Job Opening! Environmental Engineer – AG State of Illinois- Chicago

Title: Environmental Engineer Division: Environmental Enforcement and Asbestos Litigation Bureau: Environmental - Chicago The Environmental Engineer conducts investigations of alleged violations of the Environmental Protection Act and rules/regulations adopted pursuant to authority provided under the statutes. The Environmental Engineer shall: participate in meetings and discussions with defendants to develop technical compliance plans to address and … Continue reading Job Opening! Environmental Engineer – AG State of Illinois- Chicago

Illinois EPA Grants Available to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution in Illinois Federally funded projects designed to reduce runoff and protect water resources

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Doug Scott has announced that grants are available to local units of government and other organizations to help protect Illinois waterways from nonpoint source pollution. The funds are available through Section 319(h) of the federal Clean Water Act. The Illinois EPA’s grant application process has undergone a significant update this … Continue reading Illinois EPA Grants Available to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution in Illinois Federally funded projects designed to reduce runoff and protect water resources