Air & Waste Management Conference

Baron Environmental Associates takes part in regular Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) meetings. These meetings seek to update the public about new trends regarding regulations and enforcement in New Jersey. The AWMA/NJDEP Annual Regulatory Update was held on November 18, 2016. Attendees included personnel from NJDEP as well as other professionals from New Jersey consulting firms and industries. Below is a description of the most relevant topics from the meeting. Trends in LSRP Management New Jersey municipalities have started municipal ticketing to increase compliance with regulatory deadlines under site remediation. The NJDEP now works with local compliance officers to issue fines.

EPA to Review PBT Chemicals for TSCA

According to an EPA media release dated October 11, 2016, EPA is prioritizing the review of five chemicals that are considered to be Persistant, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) chemicals. These chemicals are: Decabromodiphenyl ethers (DecaBDE), used as a flame retardant in textiles, plastics, and polyurethane foam; Hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD), used in the manufacture of rubber compounds and lubricants and as a solvent; Pentachlorothio-phenol (PCTP), used an agent to make rubber more pliable in industrial uses; Tris (4-isopropylphenyl) phosphate; used as a flame retardant in consumer products and other industrial uses; and 2,4,6-Tris(tert-butyl)phenol, used as a fuel, oil, gasoline or lubrica

A&WMA Upcoming Regulatory Update

Baron Environmental's own, Leida Jorge recently participated in conference calls held on October 20th and November 14th by the Northern and Central New Jersey chapter of Air and Waste Management Association. The purpose of the calls was to plan the 15th Annual NJDEP/NCNJ A&WMA Regulatory Update Conference that will take place on November 18th at NJDEP’s Public Hearing Room in Trenton, NJ. For more details, please visit the A&WMA website: http://www.mass-awma.net/nj-events.html

ISRA

The Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) is in place to ensure that industrial sites of certain NAICS codes that undergo transfer of ownership or cease business operations investigate whether or not the facility needs remedial action. The purpose of this act is to protect new owners from inheriting environmental issues such as spills or contaminated soils. These types of issues can cost new owners millions of dollars in remediation. Once a site has declared its intent to cease business operations or a sale of the property is concluded, the ISRA clock starts immediately. The first item to be completed is the General Information Notice, commonly referred to as the GIN. This form must be com

Agile NJ Lean Coffee Meet-up

To build upon our continuous improvement mindset and further evolve our agile project management process, Baron Environmental participated in the November 7, 2016 Lean Coffee session, which was coordinated through the Agile NJ Meetup group held in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Agile NJ is a local, open group of individuals that are passionate about agile project management, agile coaching, Scrum, Kanban, and other agile methodologies. So you may ask, what is agile? Agile is one of the big buzzwords today within the IT and software development industry, which put simply is a different way of managing teams and projects. Unlike prescriptive, top-down project management systems that require met

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