Hazardous Waste Enforcement Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment

Source: Hazardous Waste Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment - Division of Environmental Quality and Pulaski County Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Blender/Distributor Enter into Consent Administrative Order | Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment - Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) and Ecotech Enterprises, Inc. (“EEI”) entered into a September 15th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations of Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission (“APC&EC”) Regulation No. 23 (Hazardous Waste Regulations). See LIS No. 21-091. EEI is stated to blend, package, manufacture and distribute wastewater treatment chemicals and products for use in industrial and municipal potable water and wastewater treatment facilities at a facility in Pulaski County, Arkansas. DEQ conducted a Complaint Investigation at the EEI facility on July 18, 2018. The CAO provides that DEQ noted several containers of waste that could not be identified by facility personnel. Further, wastewaters generated at the facility were stated to be collected in a 2,870-gallon Equalization Tank (“EQ Tank”), then pumped into 275-gallon containers and transported to a POTW for disposal. The wastewater was stated to not be analyzed prior to shipment off-site. DEQ is stated to have conducted an unannounced sampling event in conjunction with a Compliance Evaluation Inspection (“CEI”) on August 29, 2018, to document potential unidentified hazardous waste streams. The CAO provides that based on the findings of the August 29, 2018, CEI, the following APC&EC alleged violations were identified: Failure to make waste determinations on waste streams located through the facility Failure to make a hazardous waste determination on a referenced waste stream Failure to use manifests in certain instances Failure to obtain an EPA identification number prior to transporting hazardous waste Failure to properly label or mark containers and tanks Failure to mark containers with an accumulation start date Failure to keep [...]

Informed Streets Pavement Management Solution

Source: Horrocks' Informed Streets Pavement Management Solution Road maintenance is an essential component of city infrastructure. However, deciding what needs to be fixed and when is often a subject of debate. That's where Horrocks' new pavement management system comes it. Using data-driven analysis, it takes some of the guesswork out of the entire process making road maintenance more cost-effective. This will be an exceptionally great tool for cities like Anchorage, Atlanta, Boulder, Chicago, Indianapolis, Little Rock, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Phoenix. Informed Streets for Pavement Management Horrocks’ new pavement management system has been dubbed Informed Streets. This is simply because it helps create road maintenance schedules, allowing our clients to maximize their budgets by applying the right treatment to the right road at the right time. This system assesses existing pavement conditions and uses predictive models to develop unique, data-driven management plans that optimize costs and upkeep. These plans are created through the following four stages: 1. Initial Assessment and Survey Horrocks’ mobile LiDAR unit during initial survey In the initial phase of service, Horrocks’ in-house survey crews complete a thorough survey and pavement assessment of the roadways. This is done using a truck-mounted Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) unit to assess the pavement by collecting one million survey-grade points every second. Our experts then use this data to develop a baseline for a pavement management plan by providing one of two pavement ratings, depending on our client’s needs: the Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) or Pavement Condition Index (PCI). 2. Data Analysis and Planning Once the pavement rating is complete, an online platform is set up for our client, which includes the Informed Streets3D Viewer. Horrocks’ Informed Streets 3D Viewer integrates GIS systems, LiDAR point clouds, and photography in one robust platform that allows for [...]

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