Does Self Monitoring Work? A Review of Procedures in California

Compliance with effluent standards in California is accomplished through the review of reports submitted by dischargers. A critical look at this process is undertaken.

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Compliance

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December 28, 2000
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Non-Family Managers

A growing family business passes a significant milestone when it begins to fill key leadership positions with outside executives. In many established firms, non-family managers (NFMs) are indispensable to the business effort and enjoy equal standing with family managers.

An intergenerational business transfer will ultimately test the chemistry between family and non-family systems. If managed properly, however, the business will emerge stronger and more valuable.

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How they can advance or hinder your succession plans

About The Author: 

This article was reprinted with permission from the Family Firm Institute. ©Family Firm Institute, Inc. For use by Water Quality Products. All rights reserved.

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December 28, 2000
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December 28, 2000
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10667

Asset Maintenance System Integral in Boston Harbor Treatment Plant

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is a state agency commissioned to provide water, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment, and solids processing for 61 communities located in the metropolitan Boston area. The MWRA's new $3.4 billion Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Facility is one of the largest in the United States and is the cornerstone of the Boston Harbor environmental cleanup effort.

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December 28, 2000
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10659

Unknown Exposures Are Potential Liabilities for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Any facility that treats, stores or disposes of wastes faces environmental exposures. While these seem apparent at landfills or hazardous waste treatment facilities, environmental exposures are less obvious at facilities such as wastewater treatment plants. Nevertheless, wastewater treatment plants do face environmental exposures from their operations, with potential resulting liabilities.

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While wastewater treatment plants have the potential to contaminate the surrounding environment, their exposures can be addressed to reduce potential liabilities

About The Author: 

Victoria L. Ostertag, ARM, is a senior underwriter, with extensive environmental consulting and pollution insurance underwriting experience, at ECS, Underwriting, Inc., a national provider of insurance programs for companies facing environmental exposures. Victoria holds a Masters of Science degree in Environmental Health Administration.

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December 28, 2000
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December 28, 2000
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10528

Best Professional Judgment: A Synthesis of Environmental Law, Waste Discharge, Effluent Limitations and Engineering Ethics

Regardless of your title, it is your duty to hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public, the environment and fellow workers when making Best Professional Judgments.

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Ethics

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December 28, 2000
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10514

How to Establish an Effective Compensation Program

Without question, the issue of compensation is one of the most volatile that families in business must consider.

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December 28, 2000
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10466

City Develops System to Prioritize Its Stormwater Capital Projects

The end result of a prioritization system was a process designed to minimize subjective factors and rely on rational, equitable and consistent methods.The process of inventorying and prioritizing the City of Columbus, Ohio's stormwater capital improvement projects was a comprehensive undertaking. The process was designed in order to minimize subjective factors and to result in a rational, equitable and consistent method for prioritizing these projects.

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Stormwater management

About The Author: 

Angela R. Tickle is a project engineer for the City of Columbus, Ohio, Division of Sewerage and Drainage, Stormwater Programs.

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December 28, 2000
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December 28, 2000
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10246

Establishing a Maintenance Progam

The life of any treatment plant, pumping station, or other water or wastewater system structure is determined in part by such factors as the materials of construction, the design engineer, the contract specifications, and the facilitys location and cost. But the major contributor to an effective life span is more often than not a well developed and implemented maintenance program that keeps equipment running and buildings and structures sound.

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Maintenance planning

About The Author: 

Donald C. Renner is an equipment maintenance consultant based in Bartlett, Illinois. He writes a regular Operations & Maintenance column in Water & Wastes Digest.

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December 28, 2000
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December 28, 2000
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10214

Low Head Hydro Powers Wastewater Plant

Illinois' Kankakee River has served the city of the same name for many years as a source of drinking water as well as a receiver for the effluent discharged from the local wastewater treatment plant. Now the river has been tapped for energy in the form of hydropower to assist in running the wastewater facility.

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A plant upgrade includes the implementation of a cogeneration system based on the use of hydropower from an adjacent river

About The Author: 

Richard A. Schultz is assistant superintendent of plant operations at the Kankakee Metropolitan Wastewater Utility at Kankakee, Illinois.

Publication Date: 
December 28, 2000
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December 28, 2000
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10219

Implementing Urban Stormwater Runoff Quality Management Regulations

The state of California is recognized as being among the leaders in the United States in developing consensus approaches for implementing the federal and state stormwater runoff quality management regulations. This leadership role evolved out of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) working with a number of stormwater quality management entities to develop a cooperative approach toward stormwater quality evaluation and management-an action promoted through the state's Stormwater Quality Task Force.

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The second of three articles addressing urban stormwater runoff

About The Author: 

G. Fred Lee, Ph.D., P.E., D.E.E., and Anne Jones-Lee, Ph.D., are president and vice-president respectively of G. Fred Lee & Associates, a specialty environmental consulting firm located in El Macero, California.

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December 28, 2000
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December 28, 2000
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10205