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Focus on the Environment E-Newsletter

Cox-Colvin & Associates, Inc. launched the first issue of our e-newsletter titled Focus on the Environment in July 2010. The e-newsletter is an outgrowth of our previous RCRA Corrective Action Newsletter, Toxicology and Risk Newsletter, and Green and Sustainable Remediation Bulletin, and combines all three subjects (and more) into one monthly e-newsletter. The goal of our Focus on the Environment e-newsletter is to provide useful, up-to-date environmental news and analysis – News You Can Use.

Previous issues of Cox-Colvin’s Focus on the Environment e-newsletters can be accessed by clicking the links below. Topics discussed within each newsletter are listed below the appropriate month. To sign up to receive our monthly newsletter, please email:

April 2019

  • VI Fundamentals 48 – Sanitary Sewers, the Preferential Pathway, Part 2
  • Michigan to Establish Drinking Water Standards for PFAS
  • PFAS Sample Collection
  • Ohio EPA Budget Testimony Provided by Director Stevenson
  • Lake Erie Bill of Rights
  • Phase I and II ESA of Ethanol Production Facility

March 2019

  • EPA’s Signals Intent to Move Forward with MCL Process for PFAS
  • Vapor Intrusion Fundamentals 47 – Sanitary Sewers, the Preferential Pathway, Part 1
  • FY 2018 EPA Enforcement Results Show Continued Overall Decrease
  • March 2019 WOTUS Update
  • IDEM Screening and Closure Level Tables Updated
  • Project Spotlight: Time Critical Action – Abandoned Plating Operation

February 2019

  • Michigan Publishes Independent PFAS Science Advisory Report and Recommendations
  • Pennsylvania Act 2 Technical Guidance Manual Updated to Include VI and Groundwater Monitoring
  • EPA Announces New Water Quality Trading Policy
  • Waters of the United States Public Outreach Sessions Announced
  • EPA Issues Technical Guides to Streamline Site Cleanup
  • Project Spotlight: Water Resource Evaluation

January 2019

  • Vapor Intrusion Fundamentals 46 – PCE, TCE, DCE, and Vinyl Chloride
  • Use of Temporary Authorizations in RCRA Permitting
  • Waters of the United States Rulemaking Update
  • RSL, MCL, MCLG, UPUS – What’s it all mean?
  • Widely Utilized EPA Regional Screening Levels Updated
  • Project Spotlight: Expedited Bronze Foundry Cleanup Performed Under Cost Recovery

November 2018

  • Vapor Intrusion Fundamentals 45 – Capabilities, Advantages, & Applications of Different Air Sample Types
  • EPA Identifies 2019 and Beyond Rulemaking Priorities
  • New Ohio Brownfield Redevelopment Legislation
  • EPA Defines Cooperative Federalism for Oversight of Federal Environmental Programs Implemented by States
  • Martin (Mort) Schmidt, CPG to Retire in December
  • Project Spotlight: Interim Measures at Commercial TSDF

October 2018

  • History of Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compounds (CVOCs) Production, Use and Disposal
  • Vapor Intrusion Fundamentals 44 – Types of Air Samples, Part 1
  • News Regarding EPA’s Coal Ash Rule
  • Ohio EPA Updates Closure Plan Review Guidance
  • Ohio 2018 Update Regarding Waters of the United States Rulemaking
  • Project Spotlight: Groundwater Modeling Protects NE Ohio Villages’ Source Water Plans