News

  • CTI welcomes our new Engineers, Kevin Le and Nikhil (Nik) George to the CTI family.
  • The following standards are in the works for updates by 2025:
    • NFPA 660 – All encompassing standard on combustible dust
    • R15.08 Part 3 – Safety Standard for Mobile Robot Systems – User Requirements
    • R15.06 Part 3 – Safety Standard for Industrial Robot Systems – User Requirements
  • Have a Happy July 4th from all of us at CTI.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), to the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) related to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

In the May 13th Federal Register (FR) Vol. 89, No. 93, the EPA announced it’s plan to submit an ICR to OMB for the Requirements for Generators, Transporters, and Waste Management Facilities under the RCRA Hazardous Waste Manifest System to the OMB for review and approval. Continue reading “Requirement for Waste Generators, Transporters, and Management Facilities under the RCRA Hazardous Waste Manifest System Renewal”

In the realm of workplace safety and compliance, staying abreast of regulatory changes is paramount. Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) introduced an update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) Final Rule, signifying a significant development in ensuring the safety and well-being of workers across various industries.

What is the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)?

Continue reading “Understanding the Latest OSHA Update to the HCS Final Rule Effective July 19, 2024”

  • CTI welcomes our new Administrative Assistant, Mone Ancrum to the CTI family.
  • Adam Haroz, our Director of Engineering, spoke at the 2024 Grain Elevator Processing Society (GEAPS) on Combustible Dust in the Feed and Grain sector. He co-presented with Alysha Paris, the Director of Engineering at RoboVent. https://www.geaps.com/exchange/schedule/
  • Adam Haroz, our Director of Engineering, spoke at the 2024 Dust Safety Conference on Hazard analysis and combustible dust considerations for battery storage and manufacturing industries. He co-presented with Alysha Paris, the Director of Engineering at RoboVent. https://dustsafetyconference.com/#speakers
  • Adam Haroz, our Director of Engineering, will be presenting at the 2024 Automate Conference. He will be training OSHA and NIOSH representatives on robot system safety and how robotics and automation are utilized in the manufacturing sector.
  • The following standards are in the works for updates by 2025:
        • NFPA 660 – All encompassing standard on combustible dust
        • 08 Part 3 – Safety Standard for Mobile Robot Systems – User Requirements
        • 06 Part 3 – Safety Standard for Industrial Robot Systems – User Requirements

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its 2023 enforcement and compliance results. It shows significant increases in on-site inspections, new criminal investigations, civil settlements, and cleanup enforcement, as well as record levels of enforcement activity in environmental justice communities long scarred by pollution.

Continue reading “EPA Increases Enforcement Activity to Protect Communities from Pollution”

If your facility is planning to add any new process equipment or make changes to existing process equipment, you may first need approval from your State Regulatory Authority. Depending on the conditions of your Air Quality Permit and the magnitude of the proposed modifications, you may be required to submit an air permit application to the State to modify your air permit. In most states, a final air permit for the modification must be issued before you start construction.

Continue reading “Do You Need to Modify Your Air Permit?”

Another year is on its way. With that, there are updates and changes being made in the Safety World, particularly within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory agencies. The safety of employees is not a choice; it is a responsibility we all take on. With that duty, achieving safety for employees and maintaining OSHA compliance requires a proactive approach. This article will help you see what’s coming down the pipeline in the safety world.

OSHA Citations Get More Expensive

Continue reading “What to Expect from OSHA in 2024”

  • Happy Holidays from CTI
  • CTI has recently hired a new Environmental Scientist, Xander Clark. We welcome him to the CTI family.
  • Adam Haroz, our Director of Engineering, will be speaking at the 2024 Grain Elevator Processing Society (GEAPS) on Combustible Dust in the Feed and Grain sector. He will be co-presenting with Alysha Paris, the Director of Engineering at RoboVent. https://www.geaps.com/exchange/schedule/
  • Adam Haroz, our Director of Engineering, will be speaking at the 2024 Dust Safety Conference on Hazard analysis and combustible dust considerations for battery storage and manufacturing industries. He will be co-presenting with Alysha Paris, the Director of Engineering at RoboVent. https://dustsafetyconference.com/#speakers

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required under the Clean Air Act to conduct a conference to reevaluate Air Quality Modeling every 3 years. The EPA conducted the Thirteenth Conference on Air Quality Modeling on November 14th and 15th of 2023, focusing on proposed revisions to the Guideline on Air Quality Modeling (GAQM). As part of the federal rulemaking process, the proposed revisions are currently available for public comments until December 22, 2023.

Who do these modeling revisions apply to? Continue reading “EPA Guideline on Air Quality Modeling Revisions”

As a new year begins, it is always important for a facility to examine upcoming environmental deadlines. This ensures that the facility maintains current knowledge of its environmental obligations and lays the foundation for annual planning to meet those obligations. The following is a compilation of a wide range of environmental deadlines in 2024 that may assist your facility in preparing to maintain environmental compliance in the upcoming year: Continue reading “2024 Environmental Deadlines”