Enforcement Actions 2016

Knowing the type of enforcement actions initiated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) can help you better understand the compliance areas receiving a lot of attention by regulatory agencies. As a service to St.Germain Collins’ clients and friends, we […]

Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Sentry EHS®, a technology solution created by St.Germain Collins, was one of only three businesses in Maine to be presented the 2016 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The award—announced by Governor Paul R. LePage and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) in December, 2016—was presented at St.Germain Collins’ office in Westbrook, Maine on January […]

Final Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) Issued

Here is a follow up to the Hot Topic we sent in October, 2016 that included a list of key provisions expected from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s (MEDEP) draft Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity. The MEDEP issued the final MSGP on December 7, 2016 after the agency’s consideration of public […]

Proactively Assign Tasks and Track EHS Compliance Easily

by Anthony Ortiz Environmental Engineer St.Germain Collins | Sentry EHS® Managing environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance is difficult whether you are managing one site or one hundred.   For a single location, the person responsible for EHS is usually wearing multiple hats and has little time for the effort that is needed for compliance. While […]

TSCA Reform Law

The 1976 Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) was passed to protect the public from “unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment” by regulating the manufacture and sale of chemical substances.  Prior to this latest TSCA Reform Law, signed into law on June 22, 2016, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had limited […]