In This Issue:
GSHMM Chapter Newsletter
Chapter News and Contact Information
Corporate Sponsorship Info
2014 Conference and Training Schedule
Local Training Events
Regulatory Update, Guidance and Enforcement
Report from Golf Outing
Letter from our Chapter President
Visit us at www.gshmm.org
GSHMM November Luncheon Meeting
(Joint meeting with ASSE)
Monday, November 10
Syberg’s at I-270 and Dorsett
Doors open at 11 a.m. for registration
Buffet lunch at 11:30
Speaker: Bill McDonald, OSHA’s area director
Topic: Update on OSHA’s fiscal year results
and new/old initiatives
Register by email to: [email protected]
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Many thanks to the following 2014 “Gold” sponsors of GSHMM.
Your support has helped make GSHMM so successful!
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Here’s How to Contact Your Current Local or National Officers
(New officers effective July 1, 2014)
GSHMM Officers:
GSHMM Directors
National Contacts:
President - Robert Presley
[email protected]
[email protected]
Outreach – Mark Brodnicki
[email protected]
[email protected]
Alliance of Hazardous Materials
Professionals (AHMP)
President-Elect - Myron Lewis
[email protected]
[email protected]
Website – Jennifer Spalding
[email protected]
[email protected]
AHMP Executive Director Cedric Calhoun
[email protected]
Secretary/ Membership – Scott Lemmons
[email protected]
[email protected]
Government Affairs – Michelle Cozadd
[email protected]
[email protected]
AHMP President James Harless
[email protected]
Treasurer - Shana Lawson
[email protected]
[email protected]
Communications – Donna Ratkowski
[email protected]
[email protected]
Institute of Hazardous Materials
Management (IHMM)
Past President – Emile Poisson
[email protected]
Meetings – Shaun Ohlms
[email protected]
[email protected]
IHMM Executive Director Jeffrey Greenwald
[email protected]
Special Projects - Renee Knoll
[email protected]
IHMM General Information
[email protected]
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Coming Events - Local and Regional Events and Conferences
October 17, 2014 Metro East Air and Health Forum - Caseyville Community Center
(See ad on later page)
To register for this free full-day seminar, email [email protected] or call 618-296-6079
October 20, 2014: Missouri Waste Control Coalition and US EPA Region 7, present:
New Way EPA Is Implementing RCRA Correction Action in EPA Region 7
This seminar presents the latest information on RCRA Corrective Action in EPA Region 7. This is an all day seminar with
speakers from EPA Region 7 and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and handout materials.
Missouri Department of Conservation Discovery Center; 4750 Troost, Kansas City, Missouri
October 20, 2014 8:30AM-4:30PM
Some of the topics that will be discussed are:
What is RCRA Corrective Action Partnership with MDNR
Brief History with Case Histories
New Way EPA Is Implementing the Program
Registration is limited to the first 50 people. Registration fee is $30. Parking is free.
Online registration: http://mowastecoalition.org/event-1745047
Questions? Call Sandra Sabanske at 913.381.4458 or 913.544.5645 (cell) or email at [email protected]
October 21, 2014 Greater St. Louis Safety & Health Conference - St. Louis University
(see ad on following page)
Register at http://www.stlsafety.org/conference/safetyconference.htm
October 29 - 31, 2014
Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management - St. Louis University
Complete the on-line registration form at http://ceet.slu.edu no later than October 15th to
receive the early registration rate. For information contact Dr. Chris King at SLU; 314-977-3242
November 4, 2014 REGFORM Missouri Hazardous Waste Seminar - Columbia, MO
And for those who REALLY plan ahead…..
The 2015 AHMP National Conference will be held August 30, 2015 to September 2, 2015
At The Phoenician Hotel and Conference Center, Scottsdale, Arizona
So, mark your calendars now, and plan to attend!
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Report from our 2014 Golf Outing
The 2014 GSHMM Golf Outing was held on September 8th at Emerald Greens Golf Course in St. Louis County. We had
112 golfers join us this year for an enjoyable round of golf with colleagues and friends. Based on the information I could
find that is a record turnout. The generous support of 38 hole sponsors along with donations from 11 corporations allowed for jam packed goodie bags, great attendance prizes and a well received raffle.
This year we awarded prizes to two places in three flights. The results are as follows: 1 st Place in A Flight with a score of
60 was the Schiber Truck Company team headed up by Bob Schiber. 2 nd Place in A flight with a score of 61 was the
BakerCorp team headed up by Lloyd Duvall. 1st Place in the B flight with a score of 64 was the TekLab Team headed by
Dan Thompson. 2nd Place B Flight also at 64 was the Valicor Environmental Team headed up by Erica Hill. 1 st Place in C
flight with a score of 70 was the Firmenich Team head up by Troy Ferguson and 2 nd Place C flight with a score of 71 was
the XDD, LLC team head up by Mike Marley.
In addition to the team awards we also had some individual prizes. Steve Rehagen won the closest to the pin on Hole
#3. Toni Paulus won the closest to the pin on Hole #6, John Carrow was closest to the pin on Hole #8, Griffin Berry was
closest to the pin on Hole #12, Steve Rehagen closest to the pin on Hole #15 and Tina Lewis was closest to the pin on
Hole #17. Toni Paulus won the women’s longest drive and Steve Rehagen won the men’s longest drive.
I want to thank Valarie Fleahman for taking all the pictures included in last month’s newsletter. I also want to give a big
“AT A BOY” to Jeff Adams, Fred Davidson, Derek Ingram, & Lisa Wells. Thanks to their efforts, and your positive responses
to their calls, the outing was a wonderfully enjoyable event. Lastly, I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge each
of the hole sponsors. Their finical support is “priceless”
Bulldog Drilling, Inc.
C.L. Smith
Clean Harbors (2)
ELM Energy, LLC
Environmental Restoration
Geotechnology, Inc.
Heritage Environmental
IESI/ Progressive Waste Solu-
Illini Environmental
The Kiesel Company (2)
Midwest Sanitary Services
Midwest Service Group
Nexeo Solutions
NPN Environmental Engi-
Packaging Research & De-
PDC Labs, Inc.
Quality Safety Products, LLC
Rain for Rent
Republic Services
RS Used Oil
Schiber Truck Company, Inc.
SET Environmental
Sunrise Industries
Universal Lubes
TekLab, Inc.
Trinity Consultants
Professional Environmental
Valicor Environmental Services
EQ – The Environmental
Quality Company
Waste Management
- Scott Lemmons
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From Your Chapter President
For those of you who weren’t able to make it to last week’s meeting, Jonathan Eckles, a past GSHMM President gave an excellent presentation on implementing an effective LDAR program. For those of you who
don’t recognize that, it’s short for Leak Detection and Repair, which is required as part of the HON rule, one
of many NESHAPs regs. For those of you in the chemical business who weren’t able to make the meeting,
I’m sure Jonathan would be willing to supply a copy of his presentation to you.
Looking on towards November, we’ve got our joint meeting with ASSE. PLEASE NOTE – it’s on a Monday,
NOT our normal Thursday. The time and exact location can be found elsewhere in this newsletter. In December, we’ll be having our Happy Hour get-together at the Hacienda on Manchester Road. We’ve also
started work on the Spring Seminar, which will be held in April. If you have any suggestions for TOPICS,
please contact Myron Lewis, our Vice President/ President-Elect with your ideas. PLEASE leave the contacting of speakers to Myron once he gets the topics together. We don’t want to be in the situation of having
20 speaker commitments to fill 7 or 8 slots.
Also, as I stated at our September Business meeting, WE WOULD REALLY like to engage more students in preparing for their work in the EHS arena. In order to do this, we need the help of members who are willing to
reach out to their alma maters to find who is best to disseminate information to at the area colleges/ universities. For those of us “old dogs”, being able to mentor young professionals would be something we could
leave behind after we’re long gone. If you’re willing to supply the appropriate contact names, PLEASE contact Mark Brodnicki or Renee Knoll. The BOD will get the outreach effort organized from there.
We’re also interested in testing the interest of our members in making presentations at the next National
AHMP Convention in Scottsdale, AZ. If there’s an interest, but you don’t think your company would pay for
your attendance there, we’d like to know that too. Please let me know if you’re interested in this.
Just like our EHS efforts to continually improve safety and compliance, we need to keep pushing forward
and not rest on the successes of yesterday. That said, let’s push forward and have a great year!
Be S mart
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Bob Presley
GSHMM Chapter President
New CDGP Recertification Handbook
Approved by IHMM
An updated Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP) Recertification
Handbook has been approved by the IHMM Board of Directors. The CDGP
Examination Committee evaluated activities that may be claimed for recertification credit in accordance with IHMM’s policies and procedures and developed the CDGP Recertification Handbook. The IHMM Board of Directors
approved on 12 September 2014 the CDGP Recertification Handbook.
Examples of qualified recertification activities include:
Participation in official training or exercise drills
Attending seminars or workshops
Developing training courses
Attending conferences and technical sessions
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Regulatory Update, Guidance, and Enforcement News
EPA Effluent Guidelines Program Plans
On September 16, 2014, U.S. EPA announced availability
of the combined Final 2012 and Preliminary 2014 Effluent
Guidelines Program Plans and EPA's 2012 and 2013 Annual Effluent Guidelines Review Reports. This notice solicits
public comment and input on the Preliminary 2014 Plan
and the 2012 and 2013 Annual Review Reports.
Comments are requested and are due by November
17. Submit comments at http://www.regulations.gov
Specifically, EPA solicits public comment and stakeholder input, data and information on:
(a) Study of Centralized Waste Treatment (``CWT'')
facilities accepting oil and gas extraction wastewater.
EPA solicits data and information related to the extent to
which CWT facilities accept such wastewater, available
treatment technologies (and their associated costs), discharge characteristics, financial characteristics of CWT
facilities, the environmental impacts of discharges from
CWT facilities, as well as any other information believed
to be relevant to EPA's study of this issue.
(b) Study of Petroleum Refineries (40 CFR Part 419).
EPA specifically solicits data and information on the discharge of metals and dioxin from petroleum refineries,
including for example, the source(s) of these contaminants, either in crude oil sources or in the refining process, the effects of new air pollution controls on
wastewater discharges at refineries, and information on
current and future trends in oil refining processes.
(c) Preliminary Category Review of the Metal Finishing
point source category (40 CFR Part 433). EPA solicits data and information regarding the discharge and treatment of metals, particularly chromium, nickel, and zinc,
in addition to cadmium, copper, lead, silver and any
others, to publicly owned treatment works (``POTWs'') by
metal finishers, as well as any other information believed
to be relevant to EPA's review.
(d) Nanomaterials manufacturing and formulating.
EPA requests public comment and stakeholder input relating to any information or data available on the
wastewater hazards and discharges associated with the
manufacture of nanomaterials and their use in manufacturing or formulating products, as well as any other information believed to be relevant.
See the full Federal Register notice at:
Change to Title V Permit Compliance
Certification Requirements for Illinois
Under the current permitting regulations, facilities subject
to the Title V operating permit program are required to
submit compliance certifications to the U.S. EPA and the
state permitting authority.
In a September 15 Federal Register notice, EPA provided
notice that submittal of Title V compliance certifications
to the Region 5 authorized State permitting authorities
(which includes all states in Region 5 except Michigan)
fulfills the reporting requirements. This eliminates the duplication of paperwork by regulated facilities.
Therefore, in plain language -- submitting your annual
Compliance Certification to the Illinois EPA now meets this
requirement. According to information provided verbally
by the IEPA, Title V Compliance Certifications for facilities
in Illinois are no longer required to be submitted to the U.S.
This action is effective on September 15, 2014.
See the full Federal Register notice at:
Apply online for RRP Certification
Did you know that firms applying for EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) certification or recertification can
apply online? The process is simple, and processing times
are greatly reduced compared to paper applications.
Firms are able to complete both the application and payment online.
Follow this link to apply online:
RRP Frequent question database
EPA maintains an online database of Frequent Questions
regarding the Agency's Lead Program. It is constantly
being updated to ensure that you have access to the
very latest information. When questions come up, EPA
recommends that you first go to the FQ Database, then if
you cannot find the answer you're looking for, call the
National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD
Access the database at:
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Regulatory Update, Guidance, and Enforcement News
CSB warns against use of methanol in
laboratory, classroom demonstrations
OSHA announces Top Ten violations
for FY 2014
On September 15, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB)
Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso issued the following
statement warning against the use of methanol during
laboratory and classroom combustion demonstrations in
the wake of a museum fire in Reno, Nevada.
On September 16, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of
OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs, announced
the agency's Top 10 list for fiscal year 2014 during a
presentation at the National Safety Council Congress &
Expo in San Diego, California.
"Last week a team of CSB investigators deployed to the
[museum] in Reno, Nevada, where a flash fire on September 3 injured children and adults viewing a science
demonstration. Nine people - eight of them children were transported to the hospital for evaluation of burn
injuries, and one child with more serious burns was admitted to the hospital for treatment.
The preliminary figures for OSHA's FY 2014 Top 10 violations:
This unfortunate incident is similar to a number of others
that have occurred around the country during lab or
classroom demonstrations where methanol has been
used as a fuel for combustion. In 2006, [a high school
student] was severely burned, and others were injured,
at an Ohio high school during a similar demonstration of
a chemical "rainbow" that involved combusting salts with
methanol. [The student's] burns were so serious she had
to be placed in a medically induced coma and required
multiple skin grafts. [Her] ongoing ordeal was described
in a poignant video we released in December 2013,
called 'After the Rainbow.'
Methanol is an essential chemical and an emerging energy resource with a multitude of important industrial
and environmental uses. But in the cautionary words of
Greg Dolan, CEO of the Methanol Institute, which represents the manufacturing community, 'Like gasoline,
methanol is a toxic and flammable chemical and should
only be handled in appropriate settings, and that would
certainly not include museums and classrooms.'
Today I am calling on all schools, museums, and science
educators to discontinue any use of bulk methanol - or
other similar flammables - in lab demonstrations that involve combustion, open flames, or ignition sources. There
are safer alternative ways to demonstrate the same scientific phenomena, and many teachers are already using them. Any use of methanol or other flammables
should be either avoided completely or restricted to minimal amounts, which have been safely dispensed at remote locations. Bulk containers of flammable liquids must
never be positioned or handled near viewing audiences,
especially when there are potential ignition sources present. “
U.S. EPA takes steps to curb greenhouse
gas emissions from refrigeration systems
On September 16, EPA announced new steps to curb
emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning.
This new program is a frustrating change for many in
industry, who are currently in the process from changing
their refrigeration systems from R-12 and R-22 (CFCs regulated as ozone depleting substances) to R-134A (a HFC
previously recommended by EPA as a substitute for CFCs).
Like the ozone-depleting substances they replace, most
HFCs are potent greenhouse gases. For example, the
most commonly used HFC, HFC-134a, is 1,430 times more
damaging to the climate system than carbon dioxide.
Though HFCs represent a small fraction of the current total
greenhouse gases, their warming impact is very strong,
and their emissions are projected to increase nearly twentyfold in the coming decades due to their increased use
as refrigerants.
The Federal Register publication can be found at:
A Fact Sheet on this proposed rule change can be found at:
EPA guidance on retrofitting from R-12 or R-22 to R-134A:
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Regulatory Update, Guidance, and Enforcement News
Accreditation of Environmental Labs
EPA Adds Nonyl Phenol to TRI Reporting List
ILLINOIS EPA adopted amendments to Accreditation of
Environmental Laboratories (35 IAC 186; 38 Ill Reg. 7695),
effective 9/1/14, that replace the incorporation by reference of the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) standard with the TNI standard. Entities affected by this rulemaking include IEPA accredited laboratories or those seeking IEPA accreditation.
On September 30, 2014, U.S. EPA added a nonylphenol
category to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting
under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 and section
6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) of 1990. EPA is
adding this chemical category to the EPCRA section 313
list pursuant to its authority to add chemicals and chemical categories because EPA has determined that this category meets the EPCRA section 313(d)(2)(C) toxicity criterion. This final rule is effective on September 30, 2014, and
shall apply for the reporting year beginning January 1,
2015 (reports due July 1, 2016).
Questions/requests for copies:
Joanne M. Olson, IEPA, 1021 N. Grand Avenue East, PO
Box 19276, Springfield, IL 62794-9276, 217/782-5544,
e-mail: [email protected]
OSHA Expands Requirement for Reporting
Fatalities and Severe Injuries
A final rule announced Sept. 11 requires employers to
notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or
suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss
of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015 for workplaces
under federal OSHA jurisdiction.
Under the revised rule, employers will be required to notify OSHA of work-related fatalities within eight hours, and
work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations or
losses of an eye within 24 hours. Previously, OSHA's regulations required an employer to report only work-related
fatalities and in-patient hospitalizations of three or more
employees. Reporting single hospitalizations, amputations or loss of an eye was not required under the previous rule.
Employers can report these events by telephone to the
nearest OSHA Area Office during normal business hours
or the 24-hour OSHA hotline 1-800-321-OSHA [6742], or
electronically through a new tool which will be released
soon and accessible at www.osha.gov/report_online.
In a final rule posted in the Federal Register on Sept. 11,
OSHA has also updated the list of industries that, due to
relatively low occupational injury and illness rates, are
exempt from the requirement to routinely keep injury
and illness records. The previous list of exempt industries
was based on the old Standard Industrial Classification
system and the new rule uses the North American Industry Classification System to classify establishments by industry. The new list is based on updated injury and illness
data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
See the Federal Register notice at:
OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Crane
Operator Certification Requirements
OSHA has issued a final rule extending the deadline for
crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes
and Derricks in Construction final rule published Aug. 9,
2010 by three years, to Nov. 10, 2017. The rule also extends
by three years the employer's responsibility to ensure that
crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely.
The final rule was published on Sept11. See the rule at:
Illinois Recycling Grants
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Bureau of Energy and Recycling is pleased to
announce grant opportunities in recycling. The Department is seeking applications from qualified entities for traditional recycling (paper fiber, plastic, metal, and glass)
The purpose of this solicitation is to divert recyclable commodities from Illinois landfills by increasing the quantity of
materials recycled in Illinois and increasing the selfsufficiency of the recycling industry. Projects that demonstrate public economic benefits, such as job creation, will
be given priority.
For more information, go to: www.illinoisrecycles.com
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