Thomas G. Echikson

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Retailers: it’s time to check how your stores manage their waste

USA - March 6 2014 If you're a retailer, it's a good time to assess your system for tracking and managing hazardous waste. Think you don't generate any? Think again…

Do you need to permit your stormwater discharge?

USA - January 15 2014 It's has been more than 40 years since Congress created the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) in the 1972 Clean Water Act. Yet…

Is EPA’s “next generation compliance” a paradigm shift in environmental enforcement?

USA - November 18 2013 Over the last several years, EPA has been touting its "Next Generation Compliance" initiative. Sounds great, but what does it mean, and will it…

What you need to know about EPA’s new stormwater permit

USA - October 28 2013 In late September, just before the government shutdown, EPA released its draft "Multi-Sector General Permit" (MSGP) for stormwater discharges from…

Five steps to take when an EPA inspector knocks

USA - November 6 2012 A question I often am asked is “What can and should our company do when it receives an information request from EPA or an EPA inspector shows up unannounced at one of our facilities?”