Environmental, EHS, Engineering and Espresso!

St.Germain Collins will be at MEREDA’s 2018 Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference & Member Showcase: Thursday, January 18, 20189 am – 5 pmHoliday Inn by the Bay88 Spring Street in Portland Enjoy fresh-brewed espresso, chai tea and other specialty drinks at our Booth #47 from 9 to 10 am and again 12 noon to 1 pm. There’s also a fun raffle prize this year, […]

Hazardous & Universal Waste Training for Maine Large Quantity Generators (LQG) and Small Quantity Generators (SQG)

This one-day course is like no other. At St.Germain Collins you’ll learn practical ways to apply Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s regulations to your facility operations. The focus will be on: requirements for labeling, inspecting, packaging and storage of hazardous waste; unwritten regulatory policies and interpretations; and how to avoid common compliance pitfalls. Plus you’ll receive in-depth […]

New Office in New Hampshire

St.Germain Collins has opened an office in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire!  Just like our office in Westbrook, Maine, our talented scientists, engineers and regulatory specialists will provide environmental, EHS compliance and engineering services from this additional location at 36 Maplewood Avenue in Portsmouth.  Since 1992 St.Germain Collins has focused on our clients, our employees and […]

What’s New with VRAP, Part 2

The Maine Legislature established the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Voluntary Response Action Program (VRAP) almost 25 years ago to encourage the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties within the state.   As described in our June 2017 Hot Topic, we noted that the original VRAP law was being revised by the Legislature with […]

There’s No Place Like Maine When It Comes to Spill Reporting Requirements

Spill reporting requirements for hazardous materials in general are complicated, and Maine’s are like no other states’ requirements.  Spill reporting requirements in Maine have significantly lower thresholds, however with some planning a company can qualify for reduced reporting requirements if certain conditions are met. Under federal spill reporting requirements, a company has to report a […]