A “brownfield” is a property that is expanded, redeveloped, or repurposed that is complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. It is estimated there are more than 450,000 brownfields sites in the United States (source: USEPA). Environmental complications present at brownfield sites may include actual or suspected environmental contamination resulting from past uses, such as a dry-cleaning business that may have imprope
The goal of the low flow groundwater sampling is to collect samples that reflect the actual organic and non-organic components in the water, with minimal alterations from sampling operations. Low flow groundwater sampling minimizes the mixing of water from above and below the soil formation and also helps in minimizing aeration of the groundwater sample as it is extracted from the sampling well. Groundwater is drawn from a well at a rate of 500 mL per minute to less than 100
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), “due to the danger that oil spills cause to public health and the environment, every effort must be made to prevent oil spills and to clean them up promptly once they occur.” The purpose of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule is to help facilities prevent a discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines. The SPCC rule requires facilities to develop, maintain, and implement
Rob's Question: Is documented RCRA training required for individuals in Florida? (2/5/21)
Linda M.'s Answer (2/27/21): Yes. Florida's RCRA training rules are the same as the Federal RCRA rules. RCRA facility personnel must successfully complete a program of classroom instruction or on-the-job training that teaches them to perform their duties in a way that ensures the facility's compliance with the requirements of their duties at the facility.
The owner/operator must ensur