NHDES AND VTDEC ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS IN 2012

Knowing the type of enforcement actions initiated by state regulatory agencies can help you better understand what pitfalls to avoid. As a service to St.Germain Collins’ clients and friends, we have compiled some New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) and Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) enforcement activities during 2012 and the resulting penalties.  […]

ARE YOU READY FOR OSHA’S GLOBAL HARMONIZATION SYSTEM?

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) will advance safety and health protection for workers by providing a global standard for chemical classification. In addition to increasing safety precautions for hazardous materials workers, the new Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) also provides easier access to information on the safety data sheets, cost […]

ST.GERMAIN COLLINS ROLLS OUT ENVIRONMENTAL SENTRY

As the world of environmental regulation becomes increasingly complex, we have realized that we need to grow and adapt our service practices to meet these new challenges. That is why we have decided to offer a new way to extend the security and peace of mind of knowing that we have your back to wherever […]

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 […]