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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 via email, please complete the form in the sidebar of this page.

July 2017

  • Over 50,000 Comments Submitted in Response to Regulatory Reform Agenda Executive Order
  • Vapor Intrusion Fundamentals: Part 34 – Mitigation versus Remediation
  • U.S. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Propose a Rule to Rescind the 2015 Waters of the United States
  • EPA Updates Regional Screening Levels
  • Proven Approach to Assess the Age, Location, and Vapor Intrusion (VI) Potential of VOC Sources Beneath Large Buildings – Part 2
  • OHSA Proposes a Delay in Electronic Reporting of Workplace Injuries
  • Project Spotlight: BUSTR Tier I Evaluation and No Further Action Achieved in Record Time

June 2017

  • Ohio EPA’s Sixth Generation General Industrial Storm Water Permit Issued
  • Proven Approach to Assess the Age, Location, and Vapor Intrusion (VI) Potential of VOC Sources Beneath Large Buildings – Part 1
  • EPA Issues Sediment Cleanup Guidance Based on Lessons Learned
  • Vapor Intrusion Fundamentals: Part 33 – Selective Ion Monitoring
  • Nate Wanner Becomes Ohio VAP CP
  • Project Spotlight: RCRA Closure of Lamp Crushing Operations


May 2017

  • Vapor Intrusion Fundamentals: Part 32 – Concurrent Sampling
  • Ohio EPA Early Stakeholder Outreach – Rule 13
  • Final Decision Making Authority on Superfund Mega Sites Elevated to EPA Administrator
  • Ohio EPA Issues Final General Stormwater Permit for Industrial Activity
  • Recent Ohio EPA Rulemaking for Construction and Demolition Debris
  • Project Spotlight: Comprehensive VI Assessment as Part of RCRA Corrective Action

April 2017

  • EPA Internal Memo Provides Details of Planned EPA Budget Cuts
  • Production Well Management: A Cost-Effective Approach to Manage and Maintain Water Well Assets
  • Trump Administration Seeks Comments on Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens
  • Vapor Intrusion Fundamentals: Part 31 – Leak Testing
  • Draft Oil and Gas Production Waste Rules Released by Ohio EPA
  • Cox-Colvin Welcomes Doug Hunter, PG

March 2017

  • Ohio EPA in the Trump Era
  • FY 2018 Federal Budget Blueprint Released, Including Significant Cuts to U.S. EPA
  • Vapor Intrusion Fundamentals: Part 30 – Recognizing Background Vapor Sources
  • Changes Coming in Ohio UST Rules
  • EPA Cleanup Enforcement Model Language and Sample Documents
  • Cox-Colvin Project Spotlight: Differentiating Background from Vapor Intrusion

February 2017

  • Final Version of US EPA’s Waste Disposal Facility Post-Closure Care Guidance Document Released
  • Recent Toxicological Review of Benzo[a]pyrene to Ease Risk-based Cleanups at Many PAH Sites
  • Vapor Intrusion Fundamentals: Part 29 –  Post-Mitigation Monitoring
  • Brief or Intermittent Exposure to Lead (Pb)
  • $500,000 Cleanup Grant for Former Gas Station Obtained by Cox-Colvin for Client
  • Cox-Colvin’s Project Spotlight: Class III RCRA Permit Modification for Containment Building