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Changes Coming to NERC’s Standard for Single Points of Protection System Failure

Changes Coming to NERC’s Standard for Single Points of Protection System Failure

The NERC Standards Committee recently initiated a process to change TPL-001-4, the standard relating to Protection System failures. The current proposed changes will impose additional compliance requirements for utilities during planning studies.

Regulatory Update

Feb 2nd, 2016

by Tim Farrar, PE Jim Whitaker, PE

topics Transmission and Distribution

industries Generation Utilities

Coal Combustion Residuals: Beneficial Reuse Options

Coal Combustion Residuals: Beneficial Reuse Options
Kurt D. Gerdes

​As technology continues to improve, more and more attention is being given to the advantages of appropriately and proactively re-purposing coal combustion residuals, which has in turn created a higher demand than ever for beneficial reuse programs.

Blog

Jan 29th, 2016

by Kurt D. Gerdes

topics Coal Ash

industries Generation Utilities

Waste Not, Want Not: Repurposing Brownfields into Solar Farms

Waste Not, Want Not: Repurposing Brownfields into Solar Farms
Rob Jackson, PE

Building solar farms on Brownfields sites is gaining traction as a practical solution for reusing landfill property and addressing energy demand needs.

Blog

Jan 15th, 2016

by Rob Jackson, PE

topic Renewable Energy

industry Generation

Changes to Federal Rules and Standards Will Have Impact in 2016

Changes to Federal Rules and Standards Will Have Impact in 2016

A number of regulations and standards from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and other organizations have recently been revised and updated, with impacts for a broad range of industries.

Regulatory Update

Jan 12th, 2016

by Rachel Hamby, PE

topics Air Pipelines Water/Stormwater

industries Commercial Generation Industrial Oil and Gas Transportation Utilities

PSM Review: 2015 Changes to OSHA’s Interpretations and Enforcement Policies

PSM Review: 2015 Changes to OSHA’s Interpretations and Enforcement Policies

As you plan for 2016, be aware of OSHA changes that may result in additional facilities and processes being subject to the PSM standard, and may require more rigorous management and documentation of recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices.

Article

Jan 7th, 2016

by Jan Baldauf, PE, CEPA

industries Commercial Industrial

FERC Approves NERC’s Proposed PRC-005-6 Standard

FERC Approves NERC’s Proposed PRC-005-6 Standard

On December 18, 2015 FERC issued a letter order approving the PRC-005-6 standard for Protection System Maintenance. This action triggers mandatory compliance obligations which TRC clients should take immediate note of, with deadlines as early as January 1, 2017.

Regulatory Update

Dec 22nd, 2015

by Tim Farrar, PE

topics Transmission and Distribution

industries Generation Utilities

Long Term CCR Management Planning: The Time to Begin is Now

Long Term CCR Management Planning: The Time to Begin is Now

​Coal-fired power plants continue to wrestle with the recently promulgated Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) regulations. Prudent and proactive planning to manage CCR is essential to ensure both maximization of beneficial reuse and availability of CCR landfill capacity.

Blog

Dec 17th, 2015

by Douglas Genthe, PE, D.GE Kurt D. Gerdes

topics Coal Ash

industries Generation Utilities

NERC Receives Expedited Action to Defer Implementation of Pending PRC-005 Standards

NERC Receives Expedited Action to Defer Implementation of Pending PRC-005 Standards

To help utilities navigate the complexities of the PRC-005 family of standards, NERC has taken unusual action to simplify compliance by requesting and receiving a deferral motion from FERC.

Regulatory Update

Dec 7th, 2015

by Tim Farrar, PE

topic Transmission and Distribution

industry Utilities

Revisions to NERC PRC Standards Have Significant Implications for Utility Compliance Programs

Revisions to NERC PRC Standards Have Significant Implications for Utility Compliance Programs

To remain compliant with NERC’s mandatory regulations, utilities should be prepared to account for new protection and control standards in their policies and procedures.

Regulatory Update

Nov 10th, 2015

by Tim Farrar, PE

topics Transmission and Distribution

industries Generation Utilities

State Policies and NEPA Drive Climate Assessments in EIAs

State Policies and NEPA Drive Climate Assessments in EIAs

TRC’s Richard Burke discusses climate change in environmental assessment, evolving policy drivers in the United States and how oil and gas companies are incorporating climate risk in their design and construction of infrastructure such as pipelines.

Article

Nov 5th, 2015

by Richard Burke, CEP

topic Climate Change Permitting and Licensing

industry Oil and Gas

News & Events

Feb 8 2016

Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference

Join TRC at the 28th International Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management (PPIM) Conference, the industry’s only forum devoted exclusively to pigging for maintenance and inspection, as well as pipeli

press release
Jan 20th, 2016

TRC Becomes Major Tulsa Employer With Acquisition of Willbros Professional Services

From left to right: County Commissioner Karen Keith; Mike Neal, CEO Tulsa Regional Chamber; Tulsa Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett; Ed Wiegele, SVP and Pipeline Services Sector Director, TRC; Chris Vincze, Cha

News Article
Jan 20th, 2016

Tulsa World: "Ceremony celebrates TRC's expansion to Tulsa"

The banner stretched across the front doors of 2087 E. 71st St. on Wednesday morning read “Better Together — TRC and Willbros Professional Services.”And together Chris Vincze, chairman and CEO o

News Article
Jan 20th, 2016

PennEnergy: "Better Together: TRC makes Willbros Professional Services acquisition official"

TRC Companies, Inc. and the Tulsa Regional Chamber hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the Willbros Professional Services staff to the TRC family, and to introduce th

Press Release
Jan 13th, 2016

TRC Teams With BQ Energy for Award-Winning Solar Installation

LOWELL, MA--(Marketwired - Jan 13, 2016) TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRR), a recognized leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction management services to the energy, environmental

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