The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill (HR 64) that would create a new deputy director for science and technology at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The new administrator would coordinate science across the entire agency and would yield much greater influence than that of EPA’s current highest-ranking scientist.
No matter what size your business may be, how long you have been in business, what products and services you offer and even how long you plan on running the business, a destination for the company should be strategically planned and then consistently carried out.
The news that the FBI has received a threat against the
Orlando-area water supply has brought security issues back in focus for water
and wastewater facilities.
With MTBE in the limelight for many consumers, it is up to our industry to teach them to test their water and use those results to select the best technology for removal such as air stripping or granular activated carbon, which are recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. I use California as an example of MTBE efforts.
Contact your associations—local, state, regional and national. Find out what they offer and how they can help you and your business. Make a list of what
interests you and what will help you turn a profit. Then, take advantage of
A group of Senators has introduced legislation that could stop more than $15 billion of water projects and increase the accountability for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Senators Robert Smith (R-N.H.), Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) have introduced the Corps of Engineers Modernization and Improvement Act of 2002, in what could be the biggest battle over perceived “pork barrel” spending in years.
In February, several Illinois towns including Lisle/Woodridge, Naperville and Downers Grove, faced the reality of well contamination from trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE), industrial solvents and possible carcinogens used to remove grease from fabricated metal parts. With a quote of up to six months needed for a geology study to find the sources, these towns faced long-lasting decisions.
Some recent news stories have brought the issue of who is going to pay for America's aging infrastructure back in focus. The bottom line is that cities hoping for a Federal bailout are badly mistaken. The burden appears to be on the people and businesses that are located in their neighborhoods.
A watershed protection approach focuses on water resources giving a more complete understanding of overall conditions in an area and the problems that affect those conditions.
January 2002 Editorial
Now is the time to make our new year?s resolutions. How can we make some informed resolutions for our businesses? Why, by listening to the people in the trenches?to industry members themselves.