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Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management 10‐Week Course

Next Session is Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

4pm –7pm via ZOOM

The EHMM course is BACK!

It’s not too late! Come join us and enjoy this course that provides a broad yet  comprehensive environmental and safety overview of hazardous materials management. Extending over the course of 10 weeks and a textbook to help you through each of the topics presented, we have this course covered. We’ll send you the first session on-demand.

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Industrial Wastewater Operator Training Program

April 17, 24 and May 1st, 2024 The Sigma Group

The course is designed to familiarize operators and supervisors with the fundamentals of system operation, techniques utilized, and a working knowledge of industrial wastewater treatment systems; to prepare operators for the DNR’s operator examination; and to broaden knowledge and provide DNR wastewater treatment operator continuing education hours. Includes training materials and workbook.

This event contains 18 hours of technical contact time and may be eligible for ABIH CM, CHMM, CEUs and PE hours; DNR hours have been applied for.

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Looking for People to Serve on Sustainability Committee

To all who might be interested! The Sustainability committee needs you! Yes, you!

They are looking for a VP of Committee and new members to join! All are welcome to join! Meetings are once per month; committee members have the opportunity to present on sustainability topics and write articles for FET newsletter. We continue to have interest from FET members who want to join our committee, many with experience in Sustainability.  The committee is actively meeting, so join us today.

Contact Emily James at emily.james@generac.com for more information.

The WI CHMM Chapter is planning events in April and May.  The chapter is looking for anyone interested in helping to plan and host events for the CHMM Chapter in the future.  Currently, the Chapter is currently seeking nominations for the position of PRESIDENT-ELECT

For more information on volunteering contact Rachel Fields, Rachel.Fields@aptim.com or Julie Jansett, julie@fetinc.org


WI CHMM Brewery Tour

Friday, April 19, 2024 at Lakefront Brewery’s Environmental Tour

This is a change to the original date!

1872 North Commerce Street, Milwaukee WI

Lakefront Brewery has a strong focus on sustainability.  In 2021, the brewery was awarded a Green Professional Designation from the Green Masters Program with a score of 303 across 9 categories including energy, carbon/greenhouse gases, water, waste management, transportation, supply chain, education and outreach, and workforce and governance.  Please join us to learn more about the brewery’s green aspects of the business and enjoy some delicious beer while you are at it! Tour includes 4 pours (8 oz. each) of Lakefront Brewery beer and a souvenir pint glass to take home with you. Tour participants must be 21+ years old with a valid, unexpired ID.

The cost is $16.00 a person. Registration is due by Tuesday, April 15th. Sign up here or the FET office at 262‐437‐1700 OR info@fetinc.org


Storage Tanks Information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a draft revision to AP-42 Chapter 7, Section 1 – Organic Liquid Storage Tanks.  This draft section presents procedures for estimating air emissions from organic liquid storage tanks, and contains detailed descriptions of typical varieties of such tanks, including horizontal, vertical, and underground fixed roof tanks, and internal and external floating roof tanks.

In addition, EPA is releasing a beta version of the TANKS 5.0 emissions estimation tool, which is a browser-based application that estimates volatile organic compound (VOC) and hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from fixed- and floating-roof storage tanks.

Review the AP-42 section and TANKS application at these links:

Comments on both the TANKS 5.0 application and the AP-42 section will be accepted through April 15, 2024, and can be sent to: efcomments@epa.gov.

Interested in Environmental Law?

The American College of Environmental Lawyers is pleased to announce the third year of the College’s Mentorship and Diversity Outreach Program (MDOP) tailored to young lawyers, law students, and early career professionals considering a focus now, or in the future, in environmental law (including engineering, sciences, etc.). Members of the College are available to mentor law students or recent graduates regarding the practice of environmental law, and how to successfully develop a career and professional network.

Visit here to find more information on how to be paired with a mentor.  You can also find other information on an environmental law career. The 2024 MDOP program runs from February 2024 (application opens) through early Fall 2024 (concluding group webinar).


Clarifying the Scope of “Applicable Requirements” Under State Operating Permit Programs and the Federal Operating Permit Program

The USEPA proposed a rule titled, “Clarifying the Scope of “Applicable Requirements” Under State Operating Permit Programs and the Federal Operating Permit Program.”

The EPA has received requests for additional time to review and comment on the proposed rule revisions. The EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed rule that was scheduled to close on March 11, 2024, by an additional 30 days, until April 10, 2024.

For more information, click here

Risk Management Program Safer Communities by Chemical Accident Prevention Final Rule

The USEPA is amending its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations as a result of Agency review. The revisions include several changes and amplifications to the accident prevention program requirements, enhancements to the emergency preparedness requirements, improvements to the public availability of chemical hazard information, and several other changes to certain regulatory definitions or points of clarification.

This final rule is effective on May 10, 2024.

For more information, click here.


Final Amendments to Strengthen Air Toxics Standards for Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilizers

The US EPA announced final amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilizers.

This rule is one measure the EPA is taking to reduce emissions of EtO while mitigating and managing any potential supply chain impacts.

For more information, click here.

Hazardous Materials: Adoption of Miscellaneous Petitions and Updating Regulatory Requirements

PHMSA amends the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to update, clarify, improve the safety of, or streamline various regulatory requirements. Specifically, this rulemaking responds to 18 petitions for rulemaking submitted by the regulated community between May 2018 and October 2020 that requests PHMSA address a variety of provisions, including but not limited to those addressing packaging, hazard communication, and the incorporation by reference of certain documents. These revisions maintain or enhance the existing high level of safety under the HMR while providing clarity and appropriate regulatory flexibility in the transport of hazardous materials.

Effective date: This final rule is effective on April 3, 2024.
Delayed compliance date: March 4, 2025.

For more information, click here. 

FET Chapter News

Join the FET Southcentral Chapter as Mark Hammers, SCS Engineers, discusses the PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)

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Call for Instructors

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is seeking a diverse group of occupational safety and health professionals to join its team of instructors now being formed for three education events. The world’s oldest professional safety organization is a longtime industry leader in providing continuing education for workplace safety and health professionals around the world.

Visit ASSP for more information.

Job Postings

Midwest Regional Account Manager, Port Washington, WI

A subsidiary of Veolia Group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste, and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting, and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education, and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has approximately 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website www.veolianorthamerica.com

Veolia’s comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental, and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer-sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement. Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.

Position Purpose:  
The position’s purpose is to retain and grow existing high-value/ strategic customers within the assigned territory. The Midwest Regional Account Manager covers 13 states in the Midwest.

Apply directly at Veolia at https://smrtr.io/jd4s_ 

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