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 […]

Help Staff Achieve EHS Training Obligations

by Ellen Rathbone Regulatory Specialist St.Germain Collins | Sentry EHS® Keeping up with the various environmental, health and safety (EHS) training requirements is always a challenge.  Training can be unpopular with both management and employees and seen as a distraction from the work at hand, but fail to train and your employees may make mistakes […]

Keys to an Effective Environmental Risk Management Program (ERMP)

By Donald McFadden, C.G. Director of Environmental Services St.Germain Collins Managing environmental risk in commercial real estate (CRE) lending can be challenging. Although it’s something the lending community has been doing for decades, it has historically been viewed as unnecessary and routinely forgotten. In today’s lending climate though, environmental risk cannot be ignored.  When properly […]