Short courses offered at Environmental Connection ’15

September 30, 2014

 One-day options for PDHs Sunday, Feb. 15 The International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) annual Environmental Connection event will offer a variety of full-day courses to kickoff EC-’15 in Portland, Ore. All of the one-day courses earn seven professional development hours (PDHs) or .7 continuing education units (CEUs). All full-day courses will be held on …

Waste associations comment on landfill regulations

September 25, 2014

 EPA’s proposed revisions regarding methane emissions The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) have jointly provided comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed rules to update the Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. (The SWANA/NW&RA joint comments are available …

IECA announces 2015 Most Distinguished Technical Paper

September 23, 2014

Jay Sprague’s paper cited; presentation at EC-2015 The Denver-based International Erosion Control Association (IECA) has announced that “Evaluating Floating Surface Skimmers” is the winner of the Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award for the Environmental Connection (EC) 2015 show. The paper was submitted by James E. (Jay) Sprague, a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control …

Bonar celebrates construction start for new China plant

 Almost 60 million m2 production capacity Belgium-based Low & Bonar and its Bonar division, which specializes in manufacturing of technical textiles and fabrics, announced in a press release last week the start of construction for a new factory in Changzhou, China. According to the release, the new facility will support a fast-growing Asian market …

EPA adds five, proposes three more for Superfund

September 19, 2014

 Hazardous waste sites now on National Priorities List The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a press release this week that it has added five hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to its National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. In addition, the agency said it is …

EPA looking into landfill fire, closure

September 15, 2014

 Shreveport site spewing smoke, fumes The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is stepping into a fiery situation to help facilitate the final closure of a private landfill in Shreveport, La. The landfill, operated by Harrelson Materials Management Inc. (HMM), has long been a source of complaints by Shreveport residents concerned about the smoke and …

Geogrid bags provide shallow water habitat in Seattle

September 12, 2014

 Marine mattress installation for new Elliott Bay Seawall Why do marine animals need mattresses? A marine mattress, a geogrid bag filled with stone, will provide a shallow water habitat along the new Elliott Bay Seawall in Seattle. This is especially important for small fish, including migrating juvenile salmon. The seven-year reconstruction project that started …

IECA announces 2015 Most Distinguished Technical Paper

September 10, 2014

Jay Sprague’s paper cited; presentation at EC-2015 The Denver-based International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced in a Sept. 10 press release that “Evaluating Floating Surface Skimmers” has been named the winner of the Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award for the Environmental Connection (EC) 2015 show. The paper was submitted by James E. (Jay) Sprague, a …