New York State Releases Guidance on PFAS Sampling, Analysis, and Assessment

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently released guidance on sampling, analysis, and assessment of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in October of 2020. This guidance was developed by the DEC’s Division and Environmental Remediation (DER) to ensure consistency in analysis and reporting of PFAS. The new guidance outlines procedures for sampling… Read More

Groundwater 101: Monitoring Well Installation

Groundwater Monitoring Well Installation Basics Groundwater monitoring wells are commonly installed at sites that are known to be or suspected to be contaminated by a variety of substances such as petroleum compounds or chlorinated solvents. Groundwater Quality Sampling Monitoring wells allow for the analysis of chemical, biological and/or physical properties of groundwater within an aquifer,… Read More

Sampling PFOAs and PFOS: What you should know

Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFOA’s and PFOS’s) have been all over the news lately, but you may be asking yourself “why?”. Well, the United States Environmental Protection Agency(USEPA) Health Advisory Levels established in 2009 for Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS)and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) went from 200 and 400 parts per trillion (ppt) to 70 ppt, both individually… Read More

How Will the Adoption of Amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 597 Affect You?

  On April 25, 2016, Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS) registration requirements at new facilities became mandatory for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA-acid), ammonium perfluorooctanoate (PFOA-salt), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS-acid), and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS-salt) with amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 597. Effective on March 3, 2017, the aforementioned compounds shall be added to 6 NYCRR Section 597.3, the list… Read More

Year End Regulatory Updates Part 1

Proposed Part 360 Regulations In early 2016, the NYSDEC proposed significant changes to New York State regulations regarding previously unregulated facilities, activities, and waste streams within the existing Part 360 solid waste management program. The proposed changes include modified permitting requirements for Transfer Stations, C&D Facilities, and Cooking Oil Processing Facilities. Based on comments received… Read More