Winter Newsletters are here!

Happy New Year! Winter Newsletters are out and ready for your viewing!

Check them out now:

ECATTS: http://ecatts.com/pdf/ECATTSnewsletterWinter2017.pdf

ESOHTN: http://ecatts.com/pdf/ESOHTNnewsletterWinter2017.pdf

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What our Clients have to say…

We are happy to report once again that we received positive user feedback from our Naval Clients. Thanks for the great comments, Navy!

“This is much better than attending a class. I like it.”

“this was awesome!”

“Very pleased with the subject matter…”

“very informative”

“This training was so useful and will help me better understand the importance of hazmat control.”

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EPA Reports on Incorporating Environmental Justice into all Regulatory Efforts

 

New news from the EPA on Environmental Justice:

“Today marks an important moment in environmental justice history. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its first-ever Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis (EJ Technical Guidance).  This guidance represents a significant step towards ensuring the impacts of EPA regulations on vulnerable populations are understood and considered in the decision-making process.

The EJ Technical Guidance improves our ability to perform some of the most important work we do. Better integrating environmental justice in EPA’s core regulatory function is essential to ensure that all Americans, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or income level, have access to clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. Technical guidance, reinforced by the meaningful involvement of the public and key stakeholders, helps to ensure that all communities are protected from pollution as the result of EPA rules.”

Did you know that ECATTS offers our own general overview training course specific to Environmental Justice? This course serves as an introduction to Environmental Justice (EJ) and takes a look at the origins of the Environmental Justice movement, Federal actions to address EJ and policies that have already been put into action.

Check out our complete Environmental Training catalog now at http://ecatts.com/websitePDFs/CourseCatalog.pdf.

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You can view the full article from EPA’s blog, at https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2016/06/ej-technical-guidance/.

Spring Newsletters are here!

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View our current newsletters and get up-to-date on your ECATTS or ESOHTN news.

Spring ESOHTN Newsletter: http://ecatts.com/pdf/ESOHTNnewsletterSpring2016.pdf

ESOHTN Spring Newsletter 2016

 

Spring ECATTS Newsletter: http://ecatts.com/pdf/ECATTSnewsletterSpring2016.pdf

ECATTS Spring Newsletter 2016

 

2016 Newsletters are here!

Happy New Year!

Our 2016 Winter Newsletters are out! Click on the links below to view them now:

ECATTS issue: http://ecatts.com/pdf/ECATTSnewsletterWinter2016.pdf

ESOHTN issue: http://ecatts.com/pdf/ESOHTNnewsletterWinter2016.pdf

EPA Releases New Tool for Stormwater Climate Change

EPA Releases New Tool for Stormwater Climate Change

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan “Virtual Climate Resilience Toolkit”, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of the Climate Adjustment Tool for EPA’s Stormwater Management Model. This downloadable, online simulation model allows engineers and planners to evaluate the performance of water infrastructures while considering future climate changes.

“The new tool will enable users to add climate projections based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s climate change scenarios to existing simulations to determine the quality of water traveling through traditional infrastructure – a system of gutters, storm drains, pipes, channels, collection tanks and storage devices. The tool also has the ability to model the performance of green infrastructure practices, including permeable pavement, rain gardens, and green roofs. Engineers and planners are able to accurately represent any combination of traditional and green infrastructure practices within an area to determine their effectiveness in managing stormwater and combined sewer overflows in their community.

Stormwater runoff is a major environmental problem resulting in flooding, erosion, and contaminated waters.  Every year billions of gallons of raw sewage, trash, household chemicals, fertilizers, and urban runoff flow into our streams, rivers and lakes. Polluted stormwater runoff can adversely affect plants, animals, and people.”

If you or your company are in need of Stormwater Environmental Training, visit us ecatts.com for more information on our training courses. We offer training models ranging from general awareness to comprehensive overview and erosion and sediment control.

Quotes cited from the EPA’s News Release on the Stormwater Management Model and Climate Adjustment Tool. For more information on the tool, visit: http://www2.epa.gov/water-research/storm-water-management-model-swmm

EPA awards funding to Hazardous Waste Program

New grant to help NM from hazardous waste:

News Release: EPA Protects New Mexico and Citizens from leaks and releases of hazardous waste
08/26/2014
EPA Protects New Mexico and Citizens from leaks and releases of hazardous waste

DALLAS – (Aug. 26, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $450,000 to the New Mexico Environment Department as the first funding portion of an annual $900,000 state program continuing grant. The grant helps to fund the state’s Hazardous Waste Program.

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) program is delegated to New Mexico by EPA. Program activities include permitting, clean ups and public outreach, as well as, inspections, compliance assistance and enforcement. New Mexico matches the grant by 25 percent.

RCRA was enacted by Congress in 1976, and strengthened in 1984 with the passing of the Federal Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments. RCRA bans all open dumping of waste, encourages source reduction and recycling, and promotes the safe disposal of municipal waste. RCRA also mandates strict controls over the treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste, the “cradle to grave” approach to hazardous waste management. RCRA helps protect one of our most valuable resources – groundwater. Groundwater supplies half of our nation’s drinking water, is a semi-nonrenewable resource is in limited supply, and is vulnerable to pollution from both legal and illicit disposal of hazardous chemicals.

EPA also relies on the Clean Water Act to protect rivers, lakes, bays, wetlands and coastal waters. Streams and wetlands benefit communities by trapping floodwaters, recharging groundwater supplies, removing pollution and providing habitats for fish and wildlife. Families and farms located downstream understand the importance of healthy headwaters upstream. One in three Americans get their drinking water from public systems that rely on seasonal and rain-dependent streams. EPA is taking public comment on a rule to help protect our Nation’s waters. For more information please visit: http://www.epa.gov/uswaters.