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NYS Business Council's 2016 Environment Conference

Steven Eckler discussed complex projects in a highly regulated state (Photo by NYS Business Council)

On November 14-16, OBG participated in the 2016 Annual Environment Conference, held by The Business Council of New York State in Saratoga Springs, NY. This two-day event brings together experts from the private and public sectors to share the latest information relevant to environmental issues in New York...

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New York State’s Inland Geographic Response Plans

Dr. Lyle Trumbull

Geographic Response Plans (GRPs) are location-specific plans developed to provide guidance for oil spill responses throughout the U.S. Until recently, the majority of crude oil transportation in the U.S. occurred via waterways on oil tankers and barges. As a result, most existing GRPs focus on the...

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The Hidden Danger of OSHA’s PSM Interpretive Guidance (Part I)

Assessing the Threat

Matt Traister,

My previous Insights article, Changes to OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard and USEPA’s Risk Management Program, announced that in March 2016, USEPA proposed significant revisions to its accidental release prevention requirements, often referred to as the Risk Management Program (RMP) (40 CFR Part 68). As we await finalization of t...

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Horizontal wells continue to advance in remediation industry

Michael Hall, PG,

Horizontal well technology, originally developed for use in the oil and gas industry, has continued to advance and be adapted for environmental remediation applications across all industries. The technology is a proven, reliable tool with unique advantages that can significantly improve the effectiveness of remediation projects. Horizontal wells (wells that...

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North Carolina Environmental, Energy, Health & Safety School

OBG's Alicia Mitchell, Rachel Burris, and Sarah Slagle

OBG recently sponsored and presented during the North Carolina Environmental, Energy, Health & Safety (EEHS) School, which took place on August 8-9, 2016 at the McKimmon Conference & Training Center at NC State University in Raleigh, NC. Hosted by the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance, the annual conference provides multiple courses on complying with...

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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

Matt Traister,

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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2016 SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo

Jeff Levesque, PE (photo by SAME)

OBG environmental remediation experts recently presented during the 2016 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC), which took place on May 24-26 in Phoenix, Arizona. The annual conference held by the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) provides educational sessions focused on finding solutions to today’s architecture, engineering, and construction challenges in th...

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Chris Kriegner presents at WODCON XXI

Chris Kriegner, PMP, a scientist at OBG and expert in natural resource management, recently presented at the 21st World Dredging Congress & Exhibition WODCON XXI—the only global event dedicated exclusively to dredging and maritime construction. Kriegner joined more than 120 other professionals presenting on dredging related developments and projects from...

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OBG experts present at Battelle's 2016 Chlorinated Conference

OBG's Jeff Levesque, PE discusses a strategic remediation and redevelopment program

OBG scientists and engineers delivered five platform presentations and six posters during Battelle’s Tenth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds. The conference, held in Palm Springs, CA on May 22-26, 2016, drew more than 1,000 environmental professionals from more than 30 countries to share expertise on environmental remediation, as...

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