With the potential for rain events increasing just around the corner, it is essential to have a plan in place to manage your storm water discharges before it rains to keep your construction site in compliance to avoid violations and protect water quality. Although sediment and erosion control measures are required year-round, the greatest risk is during the upcoming winter months. Projects will be scrutinized more during this time of year by Regional Water Quality Control Boards and local officials, potentially resulting in enforcement actions being taken against your site if it is not adequately protected.
As you prepare for the upcoming rainy season, the following key areas should be considered:
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Alta Environmental is pleased to be presenting at the GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 conference October 9-12 in Palm Springs. The 4-day conference is sponsored by URISA, an organization that has connected the geospatial community for over 50 years. This year’s event marks a key partnership with the California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) and four California regional chapters, making this program the largest gathering of geospatial industry leaders, innovators, academics, and young professionals.
Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) selected Alta Environmental to develop the Airport’s Air Quality Improvement Plan. As directed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), each commercial airport within the district will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with an accompanying Air Quality Improvement Plan as an implementation strategy intended to help the air basin achieve air quality objectives. The SCAQMD 2016 Basin Wide Air Quality Management Plan included facility-based mobile source control measures, incorporating a measure directed toward commercial airports. Over the past two years, SCAQMD and aviation industry stakeholders have worked to develop a path forward and in May 2018, the SCAQMD Governing Board voted to approve the MOU/AQIP approach. The AQIP/MOU approach was selected in order to obtain emission reduction commitments while still allowing for the flexibility to accommodate each airports unique features and operations.
It seems that reports in the news of legionellosis outbreaks are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) previously reported that the number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease increases by nearly four times between 2000 and 2014. Since the beginning of August, local news outlets have reported on possible exposure to Legionella bacteria at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel in New York, several municipal buildings in West Orange, New Jersey, and St. Columbkille Parish church in Ohio, among others.