The purpose of this newsletter is to inform our valued clients and business friends of regulatory updates, industry trends, environmental program inspections, and CES news. We hope you find the newsletter informative, helpful, and a worthwhile read.
Time for Spring Cleaning! – Spring officially started in March. Earth Day was celebrated in April. If you have pending projects such as industrial cleanings, lab packs, or other project-related items, this is a great time of year to start addressing them. Working on projects like these while the weather is pleasant helps with safety, efficiency, and keeping costs down. In the current economic environment it’s a safe bet that postponing projects won’t make them less expensive in the future. If CES can prepare you for any of your environmental program inspections, please let us know.
Onsite Regulatory Environmental Program Inspections
We have received feedback from some of our clients that in-person onsite inspections from the regulatory authorities have resumed. During the height of the pandemic many of these inspections were being done virtually, with information being sent back and forth electronically, but the onsite inspection component was not included.
If your site generates hazardous waste, you need to be aware of your regulatory responsibilities whether you anticipate a regulatory inspection or not. There are a variety of resources available to help ensure you are meeting your regulatory requirements.
First, we are a great resource to provide onsite reviews of your program to identify liabilities and best management practices to help ensure your program meets your requirements and is as streamlined and efficient as possible.
Secondly, some state agencies have online resources available listing the requirements the different hazardous waste generator statuses have. These documents are updated as needed and it is important you are using the most recent information available. For example, in late 2020, after the 2017 EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule went into effect, and Wisconsin adopted the changes, the inspection forms listed on the WDNR website were updated. The inspection form for Large Quantity Generators went from 15 pages to 45 pages! If your program isn’t in line with the updated requirements, you may have liabilities you were unaware of that could be easily addressed if done proactively.
Industry Trends – The challenges born from the Covid pandemic continue to persist. There are daily news stories related to inflation, supply chain issues, and other global issues effecting pricing and availability for the services and materials we all need and use.
During these challenging times CES has diligently worked to maintain consistent pricing and service reliability. The network of facilities and transporters we work with has expanded to meet these challenges and, as a company, CES has grown exponentially. We have added employees, purchased new equipment, and we will continue to grow to meet our client’s needs. In part, our success has been based in our unique customized approach to solving our clients needs and the problems our competitor’s weren’t able to address.
Our commitment to our clients has, and always will be, to continue providing the best value and services we are able. We will continue to proactively address whatever challenges arise and communicate to our clients what we have done to ensure the best solutions available are being presented.
CES News – Some of our clients are surprised to learn that we have clients and resources around the country. We have clients in all corners of the continental United States. If you have operations farther away from our Midwest base of operations, that’s fine with us. We can assist clients with large and small needs anywhere they need us around the country. If there are any environmental program inspections we can help you with, regardless of location, please let us know.