Pollution Assessment & Remediation
Jan 13, 2020
If your facility emits pollutants (including greenhouse gases) to the air, manages hazardous waste or Listed toxic substances, then the upcoming regulatory reporting deadlines may apply to you.
February 2020: Massachusetts Air Source Registration for selected triennial filers are required to report their air emissions for 2018 to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP) by February 7, 2020. MADEP issued notifications to those required to file. The expected deadline for Annual Filers, for their 2018 emissions, is mid-February 2020. MADEP notices are forthcoming. If you must file by this deadline and need help, or if you don’t know when your deadline is, contact SAK Environmental.
Filing deadlines for those facilities required to report their 2019 emissions revert back to the standard regulatory schedule which ranges between April and June 2020, depending on your permit status. MADEP is expected to issue reminder notices after February.
March 1, 2020: The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) requires Large Quantity Generators of hazardous waste to submit a biennial waste report by March 1, 2020 for their waste activity in calendar year 2019. Contact SAK Environmental if you need assistance with reporting or if you’re not sure of your Generator status.
March 1, 2020: USEPA requires companies that store or manage Listed chemicals at quantities that equal or exceed Planning Thresholds listed in Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) to submit EPCRA Tier II Inventory Form(s) by March 1st annually to their State Emergency Response Commission, Local Emergency Planning Committee, and the local fire department.
July 1, 2020: USPEPA and Massachusetts require annual reporting of Listed toxic substances by July 1. Additionally, as a “planning” year, if your facility is required to report toxic substance use to MADEP, preparation and/or updates to Toxic Use Reduction Plans must be made to MADEP by the same deadline. Plans must be certified by a Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Planner.
Contact SAK Environmental at 978-688-7804, if you need assistance or have questions, and let our expert staff help you.