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PFAS Added to Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting Requirements


Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of 5,000 synthetic chemicals that have been used in manufacturing since the 1940s and can be found in many consumer products like cookware, food packaging, and stain repellants. PFAS manufacturing and processing facilities, airports, and military installations that use firefighting foams are some of the main sources of PFAS. PFOA and PFOS have been voluntarily phased out by industry but are still persistent in the environment. There are still many other PFAS chemicals including GenX chemicals and PFBS in use throughout United States. Many of these PFAS chemicals may bioaccumulate and are believed to lead to adverse health effects.

Congratulations to Katie Milk for Becoming a Certified Environmental Auditor

Congratulations to Katie Milk for Becoming a Certified Environmental Auditor


Congratulations to Katie Milk for becoming a Certified Environmental Auditor (CEA)! The CEA is a specialty certification program intended for professionals conducting environmental compliance and risk audits of operating facilities, related equipment, and on-going procedures. The certification is issued by the National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP) to those who pass a written exam and have the required education, training, and experience. The CEA is recognized by the U.S. Air Force and many other governmental agencies.

US EPA’s e-Manifest Program to Launch June 30, 2018


On June 30, 2018, US EPA will launch its national electronic system for tracking hazardous waste shipments from cradle-to-grave, known as “e-Manifest.” The web-based application is modeled after the existing paper Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest system and is intended to eventually phase out the paper-based process.

Ohio EPA Adopts New Universal Waste Rules


Ohio EPA has adopted new Ohio-specific Universal Waste Rules, adding three new types of universal waste to the existing rules. The new rules allow hazardous non-empty aerosol containers, hazardous paint and paint-related wastes, and hazardous antifreeze to be classified and managed as universal waste under OAC Chapter 3745-273. The new rules became effective on December 21, 2017.

Katie Milk Becomes Certified Hazardous Materials Manager

Katie Milk Becomes Certified Hazardous Materials Manager


Congratulations to Katie Milk for becoming a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)!

Are You Maintaining the Appropriate Hazardous Waste Records?


Determining your hazardous waste generator category is a necessary step towards determining which hazardous waste regulations apply to your facility. Your facility’s generator category is determined by the total weight of hazardous waste that you generate in any calendar month (e.g., January 1 – January 31), as well as the amount of hazardous waste you accumulate on site.

GT Celebrates 20th Anniversary


It was twenty years ago this past weekend that Michael Greenberg and Chuck Taylor started GT Environmental, Inc. (GT).