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Changes to OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard and USEPA’s Risk Management Program

How Modified Guidance and Revised Regulations May Affect Your Facility

In the March 14, 2016 Federal Register, USEPA proposed significant revisions to its accidental release prevention requirements, often referred to as the Risk Management Program (RMP) (40 CFR Part 68). This proposed rule follows a 2014 Request for Information in which USEPA proposed a number of significant changes to the RMP rule, which was first...

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SUNY/PPAA & NYAPPA 2016 Summer Conference

OBG energy experts recently presented during the SUNY/PPAA & NYAPPA 2016 Summer Conference, which took place on August 3, 2016 at Ithaca College in NY. The annual conference brings together all disciplines of facilities maintenance and planning for educational sessions on technology and emerging trends, operations and maintenance, and management. Rob Neimeier...

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Frank DeOrio discusses innovative leachate treatment in Waste360

Frank DeOrio, a manager in OBG’s environment brand, recently spoke with Waste360, a trade publication for the waste and recycling communities, about the current state of leachate treatment for landfill operators. In this article, DeOrio discusses challenges in the treatment and disposal of leachate, including increasingly stricter effluent limits an...

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Solving common industry challenges with incinerator systems

Bill Norris,

Incineration systems and rotary kilns are commonly used by municipalities and large industrial facilities to safely dispose of solid, liquid, and gaseous wastes generated by their waste collection and production processes. Over time, waste constituencies, as well as the performance characteristics of system equipment, can change. Additionally, installed systems that...

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What you need to know: Step-by-step approach to NY cooling tower regulations

Recent outbreaks and the prevalence of Legionella bacteria in cooling towers has led the New York State (NYS) Department of Health to enact emergency regulations for all cooling tower owners statewide. These new regulations have established critical deadlines and guidance to protect the public from further exposure to the bacteria....

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Financing community microgrids

Financing community microgrids may require piecing together funding from a variety of potential sources, as detailed in this excerpt from our new report with Microgrid Knowledge and the International District Energy Association, “Community Microgrids: A Guide for Mayors and City Leaders Seeking Clean, Reliable and Locally Controlled Energy.” Financing community micr...

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