Legionella Prevention: Cleaning/Disinfection, Inspection, and Sampling for Cooling Units

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Protection Against Legionella Regulations effective July 6, 2016 (Regulations) describe requirements to protect individuals that may be affected by Legionella bacteria as a result of cooling tower or evaporative cooler operations (cooling units). The NYSDOH Regulations aim to reduce the risk of Legionella transmission with periodic maintenance and… Read More

NYSDEC Part 364 – Waste Transporter Regulations

Part 364

Attention all Waste Transporters who operate within the State of New York: The NYSDEC Part 364 regulations governing Waste Transporters went into effect on May 3, 2018.   The purpose of Part 364 is to guard against environmental impacts that result from mishandling and mismanagement of regulated wastes being transported from the site where the… Read More

NYSDEC Hazardous Waste Reduction Plans

waste reduction plans

If you are an owner or an operator of a facility that generates 25 tons or more per year of hazardous wastes, or a Generator who is required to hold a Part 373 hazardous waste storage, treatment or disposal permit, you may be subject to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) regulations… Read More

What Do My Lab Results Mean? Interpreting Laboratory Data Reports

Laboratory Results

Laboratory Data Should Answer Questions, Not Create Them! In today’s complex world of ever-evolving and changing regulations, environmental testing has become common place and routine. Due to continuous advancements in technology, the interpretation and application of environmental compliance testing has become a science unto itself. In order to successfully navigate the complexities of new and existing… Read More

NYSDEC Part 360 Compliance starts TODAY!

Fill Material BUD

Hey Bud, do you know about B.U.D.s? Tracking Documents? Permits and Registrations? The time has come to comply with the NYSDEC Part 360 regulations. Starting today, May 3, 2018, the NYSDEC requires and expects that all Solid Waste Facilities (with some exceptions) will be in compliance with the new regulations. The exceptions include Part 361-5… Read More

Who Needs an NYC DEP Air Emissions Registration?

DEP Registration or Work Permit

NYCDEP Registration(s) for Air Emissions Sources How Does New York City Control Air Pollution? The New York City Air Pollution Control Code (APCC) (Chapter 1 of Title 24 of the NYC Administrative Code) regulates the emission into open air “of any harmful or objectionable substance” in order to “preserve, protect and improve the air resources… Read More

Cooling Tower and Evaporative Coolers Issues – What You Need to Know about Legionella Compliance in New York State

Legionnaire Pontiac Fever

Legionnaire’s Disease is Preventable Recent outbreaks of Legionellosis (Legionnaire’s disease) have been traced to the uncontrolled release of Legionella Bacteria in mists generated from operational cooling towers and evaporative coolers (cooling units). Respiring or breathing in this bacteria can result in a pneumonia-like infection of the lungs which can prove fatal for people with compromised… Read More