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Regulatory Updates


Ohio EPA Issues Guidance for Response Action Levels and Timeframes at Vapor Intrusion Sites

Ohio EPA Issues Guidance for Response Action Levels and Timeframes at Vapor Intrusion Sites

The Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization has released guidance specifically for sites with a potentially complete pathway for TCE concentrations in the groundwater or sub-slab vapors to migrate to indoor air and where sensitive receptors may be exposed.

Regulatory Update

Sep 15th, 2016

by Kathleen Teuscher

topics Remediation

industries Commercial Industrial

FERC Changes Frequency and Voltage Ride-through Obligations for Small Generators

FERC Changes Frequency and Voltage Ride-through Obligations for Small Generators

​Under the recently issued FERC Order No. 828, newly interconnecting small generating facilities will be required to ride-through abnormal frequency and voltage events and not disconnect from the transmission system during such events.

Regulatory Update

Aug 17th, 2016

by Tim Farrar, PE Dylan Achey Jim Whitaker, PE

topics Transmission and Distribution

industries Utilities Generation

FERC Implements New Reactive Power Policy for Wind and Small Generators

FERC Implements New Reactive Power Policy for Wind and Small Generators

Newly interconnecting small generators will need to deliver reactive power on the same basis as other interconnecting generation technology. System studies will be required to verify reactive power performance of the proposed generation additions.

Regulatory Update

Jul 29th, 2016

by ​James Whitaker, PE Dylan Achey

topics Transmission and Distribution

industries Generation Utilities

PHMSA Issues NPRM for Railroad Oil Spill Response Planning Regulations

PHMSA Issues NPRM for Railroad Oil Spill Response Planning Regulations

Proposed regulations from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will expand the comprehensive oil spill response plan requirements for railroads that transport liquid petroleum oil.

Regulatory Update

Jul 22nd, 2016

topics Rail

industries Oil and Gas Transportation

NERC Issues Unit Auxiliary Transformer Overcurrent Relay Loadability Guidance

NERC Issues Unit Auxiliary Transformer Overcurrent Relay Loadability Guidance

NERC has issued a report to address the evaluation, technical analysis and risk assessment issues associated with UAT protective relay loadability not set forth in PRC-025-1 Standard. It is important to be aware of this additional information when evaluating generator relay loadability.

Regulatory Update

Jul 21st, 2016

by Tim Farrar, PE

topics Transmission and Distribution

industries Generation Utilities

Kansas Provides Liability Relief for Purchasers of Contaminated Property

Kansas Provides Liability Relief for Purchasers of Contaminated Property

The Kansas Contaminated Property Redevelopment Act encourages the redevelopment of brownfields by providing state liability protections for purchasers of contaminated property. This program should have a positive business impact and there are best practices to help purchasers take full advantage.

Regulatory Update

Jun 29th, 2016

by Stephen Ellingson Daniel Weed

topics Remediation

industries Commercial Financial Industrial Oil and Gas Transportation

EPA to Include CERCLA Sites and RCRA Facilities in Site Remediation NESHAP

EPA to Include CERCLA Sites and RCRA Facilities in Site Remediation NESHAP

EPA has published a proposed rule that would extend the requirements of the Site Remediation National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) regulations to previously exempt soil and groundwater remediation activities under CERCLA and RCRA.

Regulatory Update

Jun 23rd, 2016

by Stephen Ellingson ​Gale Hoffnagle, CCM, QEP

topics Remediation Air

industries Commercial Financial Generation Government Industrial Oil and Gas Utilities

NERC Releases 2016 State of Reliability Report

NERC Releases 2016 State of Reliability Report

​NERC has published its 2016 State of Reliability Report assessing the performance of the Bulk Power System over the past year. The report identifies and quantifies power system reliability performance risks particularly related to protection system misoperations.

Regulatory Update

Jun 23rd, 2016

by Tim Farrar, PE

topic Transmission and Distribution

industry Utilities

Proposed Revisions to Michigan's Part 201 Cleanup Criteria Rules

Proposed Revisions to Michigan's Part 201 Cleanup Criteria Rules

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has released proposed changes to Rule 299 (Cleanup Criteria Requirements for Response Activity) of Part 201 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Act 451 (NREPA). Rule promulgation is anticipated to take place by the end of 2016.

Regulatory Update

Jun 15th, 2016

by Graham Crockford

topic Water/Stormwater Remediation

industry Industrial

NERC Releases Phase II Analysis of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

NERC Releases Phase II Analysis of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

NERC’s assessment highlights the significant changes that are occurring on the electric transmission system and related fuel delivery infrastructure. It provides scenarios that consider various outcomes and potential decisions related to the economic viability of coal generation facilities.

Regulatory Update

Jun 7th, 2016

by Steve Persutti Ed Malley

topics Transmission and Distribution Power Plant Closures

industries Generation Utilities

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