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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.


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

January 2017

  • Subsurface Intrusion Added to Superfund’s Hazard Ranking System
  • U.S EPA’s Environmental Justice 2020 Action Agenda Released
  • Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2016
  • FY 2016 U.S. EPA Enforcement Results Show Continued Decrease in Inspections Nationwide
  • Vapor Intrusion Fundamentals: Part 28 – Soil-Gas Entry and Indoor Air-Exchange Rates
  • Update to: Michigan Issues Emergency Rules to Establish Lower 1,4-Dioxane Cleanup Criteria

December 2016

  • Environmental Covenants on Former Brownfield Sites
  • Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule Promulgated
  • Vapor Intrusion Fundamentals: Part 27 – Continuous electronic monitoring
  • Michigan Issues Emergency Rules to Establish Lower 1,4-Dioxane Cleanup Criteria
  • EPA’s Strategy for Addressing the Retail Sector under RCRA
  • Cox-Colvin’s Project Spotlight: Vapor Intrusion Assessment at an Abandoned Manufacturing Facility Slated for Redevelopment

October 2016

  • EPA Raises Statutory Civil Monetary Penalty Amounts to Account for Inflation
  • Vapor Intrusion Fundamentals: Part 26 – The Need for Adequate Site Characterization
  • EPA Eliminates Early Closure Provisions of CCR Rule and Extends Related Compliance Deadlines
  • Michigan Releases Revisions to Proposed Cleanup Criteria Rules
  • Cox-Colvin’s Project Spotlight: RCRA Closure of Petroleum Contaminated Soil Containing Characteristically Hazardous Waste