Entries by AETEnvironmental

Anonymous tips trigger universal waste inspections

State regulators won’t hesitate to fine smaller facilities that ignore universal waste rules.  One common mistake businesses make is assuming products like compact fluorescent bulbs are “green” and therefore don’t require special handling, according to New England law firm Murtha Cullina. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) recently fined a tanning salon, research […]

Latest roundup of hazardous waste regs & penalties

Most treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs) will choose to send hazardous waste manifests electronically.  After all, e-reporting is simpler, costs less because it eliminates paper and postage costs, and should save everyone time. Of course, that’s assuming all the kinks were worked out of the e-manifest online portal, scheduled to go live on June […]

Tier II reporting: Agencies, responders need more data

The Tier II hazardous chemical inventory reporting deadline is March 1.  EPA expanded the physical and health hazards facilities must report. In years past, there were only five categories: fire, sudden release of pressure, reactive, immediate (acute) and delayed (chronic). Tier II is linear with OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard so agencies and emergency responders have the […]

ColoradoBiz’s 2017 Top 250 Private-Owned Companies

AET Environmental honored as one of ColoradoBiz’s Top 250 Private-Owned Companies. Denver, CO (November 6th, 2017) – AET Environmental has been named as one of ColoradoBiz’s Top 250 Private-Owned Companies for 2017. Each year, ColoradoBiz does extensive research, collects industry data and facilitates reader voting to produce their annual list of the top producing privately […]

Facility’s hazwaste spread all over the place: $93K fine

Good maintenance and housekeeping can go a long way toward preventing a hazardous waste violation.  For example: The ArcelorMittal (AM) tin electroplating operation in Weirton, WV, ran into trouble because it didn’t contain three kinds of toxic hazwaste – cyanide, lead and chromium (a known carcinogen). An EPA inspection uncovered traces of all three metals […]

EPA is leaving these emission limits alone

One of the largest air-regulated industries is breathing easier now.  National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Portland cement manufacturers will stay largely intact following an EPA review. Emission limits for particulate matter (PM), total hydrocarbons, organic HAPs, mercury and hydrogen chloride will remain the same, following the agency’s residual risk and technology […]