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Due to weather and road conditions, the scheduled Asbestos refresher classes have had a slight change.

Asbestos O&M Refresher – Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 8am-12pm
Asbestos Inspector Refresher – Wednesday, January 8, 2014 1-5pm
Asbestos Worker Refresher – Thursday, January 9, 2014, 8:15am-5pm
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher – FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014, 8:15am-5pm

O&M, Inspector and Worker will remain on their normal day and time as previously scheduled; however the SUPERVISOR refresher has been postponed until Friday January 10, 2014.

Sorry for any inconvenience!

EMC will be hosting their annual asbestos refresher training classes in January 2014.  The following classes will be offered:

All classes will begin at 8:15 unless otherwise noted.  Classes will be held at EMC's office located at 427 Main Street in Evansville, Indiana. 

If you are interested in more information or in registering for a class, please contact Kim Dyehouse at 812.424.7768.

Cooler weather means hayrides and bonfires! Be aware that every city and county has regulations on open burning. Most require: an attendant at all times while the fire is burning, extinguishing equipment on-site, no burning during unfavorable conditions (high winds, etc) and city or county approval unless you're using an outdoor grill, patio fireplace, patio firepit or chimeneas. If you live in Vanderburgh County, see this page for information regarding open burning.

Announcement of Changes to the LUST Site Characterization Process

These changes will affect UST Owners and Operators, and Environmental Consultants.

Key provisions address the following:

See the complete announcement here.

National Prescription Take-Back Day (10/26/2013)

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. See the website for a local collection location.

USEPA approves use of Phase I ESA Standard ASTM E 1527-13 for AAI

Key provisions address the following:

Implementation of the new standard is expected this year. These changes must be incorporated in all Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Reports. Understanding how these changes affect you is important to satisfy due diligence requirements. See herePDF for a summary of the updates and revisions.

Matt Feller

EMC would like to welcome our newest employee, Matt Feller, to the company. Matt is a 2005 graduate of Mater Dei High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana. He graduated with a B.S. in Geology and has been working at TRC Environmental in Chicago, Illinois as a Staff Geologist. Matt has been hired at EMC as a Field Geologist.

EPA Request for Proposals - FY2012 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup Grant Guidelines
Application deadline is November 28, 2011, additional information is available on the EPA website.

OSHA Issues Enforcement Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today (2/15/2011) issued the Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry, a directive that provides enforcement personnel with instructions for determining whether employers have complied with OSHA personal protective equipment (PPE) standards. The directive was effective Feb. 10.

EPA to Issue Final Vapor Guidance Document
EPA is planning to issue the final guidance on vapor intrusion by November 2012.  In the interim, EPA will be completing a number of interim milestones, including an evaluation of the 2002 draft guidance, which will indicate what aspects of that draft should be updated in the final guidance document.  The evaluation of the 2002 draft will be completed by August 2010.  EPA will be initiating a public outreach effort to solicit input on vapor intrusion guidance.  Additional information about this outreach effort will be available on this website as it becomes available.

Basic Information

Vapor intrusion generally occurs when there is a migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated groundwater or soil into an overlying building.  Volatile chemicals can emit vapors that may migrate through subsurface soils and into indoor air spaces of overlying buildings in ways similar to that of radon gas seeping into homes.  Volatile chemicals may include volatile organic compounds, select semivolatile organic compounds, and some inorganic analytes, such as elemental mercury, radon, and hydrogen sulfide.

12/10/2009 - Tom Lux has joined Environmental Management Consultants as their Director of Sales and Marketing. Tom comes with a wide variety of background experience in sales and the environmental field. With a major in biology and strong background in chemistry, Mr. Lux has worked in the environmental field for over 23 years. “Sales is all about keeping what you have and getting what you do not have” Mr. Lux states. “Customers still want to do business with the people they know and trust and that is why it is as important as ever to maintain that personal relationship with your customer base.” “Environmental issues are always under the microscope and our customers rely on EMC to keep them abreast of any changes.” “The fun part”, Mr. Lux says, “is when you help a customer find a solution to their concern. That’s what keeps customers coming back to EMC.”