Wash racks face new environmental rules
Jun 6, 2007 2:00 PM
Wash racks face new environmental rules and tougher future emission controls, according to information presented at the National Tank Truck Carriers Tank Cleaning and Environmental Council Seminar earlier this year.
Andrew Woods, Travis O'Banion of National Tank Service, Ed Matlage of Miller Transporters Inc, Pete Nativo of Transport Service Co, Bruce Bishkin of ASPI Inc, and Bill McNutt of the WCM Group Inc discussed environmental regulations and what lies ahead for wash racks.
Requests for new discharge permits in California are expensive and require extensive information from applicants, said Andrew Woods of Bulk Transportation. Travis O'Banion of National Tank Service pointed out that another problem lies in the many different environmental rules that are applied in various states.
Ed Matlage of Miller Transporters Inc said that many products, especially those containing lead or mercury, now require specific waste disposal procedures. Bruce Bishkin of ASPI Inc and Pete Nativo of Transport Service Co discussed a method for recovering sugar from wastewater by distillation, thus reducing disposal problems.
Also on the front line for tank cleaning facilities are EPA regulations that apply to the handling of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Bill McNutt of the WCM Group Inc said that Regulation 40 CFR 63 Subpart EEEE applies to organic liquid distribution (OLD) operations located at, or part of, a major source of HAPs.
All of these issues are discussed in more detail in the June issue of Bulk Transporter.
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