AUGUST DEADLINE APPROACHING: IS YOUR UST FACILITY IN COMPLIANCE?

Because it is less probable that a facility with an operator who has completed proper training will experience a petroleum spill, the Federal Underground Storage Tank Compliance Act of 2005 requires that each federally regulated underground storage tank (UST) facility have a certified operator by August 8, 2012 (August 1, 2012 for Vermont and Rhode […]

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Patrick Coughlin

Patrick Coughlin is Principal and Senior Scientist at St.Germain Collins with environmental chemistry and public relations experience going back to 1989. Patrick’s proficiency in his field has recently offered him some exciting opportunities, described below.  Fund Insurance Review BoardThe Fund Insurance Review Board (FIRB) hears appeals of Maine DEP decisions and monitors the disbursement of […]

CONSERVATION LANDS IN MAINE

Second only to California, Maine leads the nation in total acres conserved by land trusts with almost 2 million acres according to the 2010 National Land Trust Census Survey. And with the start of this year came the approval of Plum Creek’s Concept Plan for the Moosehead Region of Maine, allowing The Nature Conservancy to […]

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: ecomaine

In New England, 64 percent of consumer waste is either recycled or converted to energy, more than any other region in the U.S. (see map below). Part of the reason for these high recycling and reuse rates are facilities likeecomaine, which serves roughly 20 percent of Maine’s citizens and is located on the borders of […]

BRIAN BACHMANN TO PRESENT ON GREEN BIOREMEDIATION

Brian Bachmann, C.G., Geologist at St.Germain Collins, will be presenting “Green Bioremediation of Petroleum Contaminated Groundwater Using Oxygen Injection in Western Maine” at the 2012 Maine Water Conference on March 14, 2012. The presentation will cover typical petroleum contamination remediation methods in comparison to the green, in situ method of oxygen injection, and discuss application […]