Industry News

NEWS: Summer 2020

* Contract with Facility Support Services to assure your environmental and safety procedures are current with 2020 regulations. 

 Due to COVID, there is much uncertainty during this time. Facility Support Services is trying their best to help keep their clients up to date. Here are some current updates if you wish to learn more contact Facility Support!

Connecticut DPH: The Connecticut Mosquito Management Project announced they are monitoring mosquitoes for viruses. These viruses include West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis, more commonly known as EEE. The testing and trapping program will occur at over 100 collection sites in 87 municipalities until the end of October. There are 16 new trapping locations added this year to increase overage in higher risk areas for these diseases in Eastern Connecticut. 

OSHA: Businesses set to reopen worker safety and health remails US DOL Priority. OSHA has also adopted revised Covid-19 enforcement policies.

Connecticut OSHA: COVID-19 continues to be a vital health and safety concern for Connecticut’s workplaces.

US DOL: The US DOL has published 14 additional translations of OSHA Poster on Proper Workplace use of Respirators.

United States EPA: As of February 28th, 2020, EPA meets President Trump’s deadline making Agency Guidelines available to the public. On June 3rd, 2020, No Action Assurance for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System stormwater Multi-sector General Permit for Industrial Activities.

Connecticut DEEP: UST (Under Ground Storage Tanks)

As a reminder, UST annual notifiations and payments if applicable are due between August 1st, and October 10th 2020.

Planning a UST removal 30 days prior to removal is required.

The Connecticut DEEP released a general Permit of Stormwater from Comercial Activity. PFAS has been manufactured since the 1930s. They have been used due to their chemical stability, heat resistance, and ability to repel oil as well as water. PFAS are used in many products and industrial process.

What are PFAS?

PFAS is polyfluorinated alkyl substances that are a group of over 4,000 manmade chemicals, which have recently been entering the spotlight. PFAS are found in Nonstick cookware, grease, and water-resistant coatings on food packages, coated paper products, waterproof, water-resistant and stain-resistant textiles, Cosmetics and personal care, cleaning products, floor, car and boat waxes, Engineered coatings used in semiconductor production. As well as metal plating and finishing, etching of metals, plastic and glass, plastics, resin, and rubber products, surface coatings, paint, varnish and inks, cable and wire insulation for electronics, AFFF (Aqueous Film-Firming Foam) used to extinguish flammable liquid fires, and Biosolids.