FET News

Proposed Rulemaking on Clean Water Act Hazardous Substances Spill Prevention

On June 15, 2018, EPA Administrator signed a proposed action to establish no additional regulatory requirements under the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 311(j)(1)(C) authority for CWA hazardous substances (HS) discharge prevention. Based on an analysis of the frequency and impacts of reported CWA HS discharges and the existing framework of regulatory requirements, EPA...
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Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management Course:  July 24-28, 2018

The Wisconsin CHMM Chapter is again offering the Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management (EHMM) on July 24-28, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Park Place.  We are expanding the course to 3 and a half (3 1/2)  days to allow us to cover additional material at a more measured pace. The EHMM course provides...
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Ethics for Professional Engineers

FET will be hosting a 2-hour Ethics Program on Tuesday, June 19th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in Milwaukee. This program will satisfy the ethics training requirement for the biennial Professional Engineer (P.E.) certification.  6-19-18 PE Ethics
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USEPA Announces Release of National Priorities: Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (PFSA) Request for Application

The U.S. EPA is issuing this Request for Applications (RFA) to better understand the impacts of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on water quality and availability across the U.S.  The Agency is seeking new information on 1) the fate and transport of short (C4 to C7) and long-chain (? C8) PFAS in the environment,...
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EPA issues final nonattainment area designations for the 2015 ozone standard

On May 1, 2018, EPA issued final nonattainment area designations for the 2015 ozone standard. The final nonattainment areas include parts of counties in eastern Wisconsin (see table).  These final designations differ significantly from the intended nonattainment areas EPA proposed in their 120-day letter to the state. Final designations will be effective 60 days...
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