New Rules from Ohio EPA
Effective December 21, 2017, Ohio EPA will now allow the following wastes to be managed as Universal Wastes rather than hazardous wastes:
- Used Aerosol cans
- Used paint and paint-related waste
- Used antifreeze
Note that these are “Ohio-specific” Universal Wastes, so the waste stream must be disposed or treated within Ohio for these rules to be effective.
If you have any questions, please contact Barb Knecht or Brooke Thompson at HZW: 800-804-8484.
In the Spirit of the Season.......December 15, 2017
HZW made donations in honor of all our clients to the following charities:
- The LeBron James Family Foundation
- Providence House
- Doctor’s without Borders
- The Greater Cleveland Food Bank
- Shriners Hospitals for Children
- The Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
Thanks for a Great Year!
Great Lakes Brewing Co., Scranton Peninsula and HZW
The Scranton Peninsula has a long industrial history dating back prior to 1886 when a lumber yard, a steel mill and wheel foundry, a rolling mill, an oil warehouse, a coal and scrap iron yard; and machine shops were present. HZW initiated assessment activities on the peninsula for environmental issues in 2014. Now that Great Lakes Brewing Company has shown interest in locating a brewery on the peninsula, environmental assessment associated with specific building placement has been occurring. With any luck, there will be a new place to enjoy some cold brew coming soon to the Scranton Peninsula!
Ohio EPA proposes "Ohio-specific" Universal Waste (UW) RulesNovember 21, 2017
During September 2017, the Ohio EPA published proposed rules for “Ohio-Specific” Universal Wastes. The proposed Ohio-Specific UWs include spent aerosol cans, paint waste and spent antifreeze. The comment period for these proposed rules ended October 17, 2017 and a public hearing was on the same date. These proposed rules, when final, will impact many small and large manufacturing sites and will most likely result in some large quantity generators being able to revert to small quantity generator status. Please note, however, these are “Ohio-specific” Universal Wastes. Therefore, if the waste is transported out of state for treatment or disposal, these regulations would not apply. If you have any questions, please contact HZW.
Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50October 2, 2017
HZW has once again been designated one of the Lake-Geauga County Fast Track 50. The Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50 honors companies and individuals in Lake and Geauga counties who have shown growth and change to contribute to business success. We could not have done it without our fantastic clients! Thank You!
Welcome Sydney to the WorldAugust 21, 2017
On July 8, 2017, Marquite welcomed a healthy and beautiful baby girl into the world. She weighed in at 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 inches long.
We've been in business for 30 Years!May 15, 2017
Its been a journey. A business doesn’t stay in business without a successful team and client service.
We appreciate everyone who helped make us who we are today!
Overcoming Challenges to Brownfield Redevelopment EffortJuly 18, 2017
Property redevelopment often has unique environmental legacy issues that can pose significant challenges and additional costs. In 2016, HZW was contacted regarding a unique and a less often encountered challenge: potential explosive gas migration from a closed landfill.
Dwight Williams and Doug Wetzel of HZW presented this scenario in the June 2017 issue of Properties magazine.
Read the article in its entirety here:
Three More "No Further Action" Letters Issued by Matthew KnechtJuly 18, 2017
Since January of this year, HZW has been busy completing three new No Further Action Letters:
- The Former Coyne Textile Facility in Cleveland
- The Former GE Lighting Facility in Ravenna
- The Standard Building in Cleveland
Ohio EPA has already issued a Covenant Not to Sue (CNS) for the Standard Building! Matt Knecht has prepared 50 NFA letters and has received 41 CNS from the Ohio – more than any other Certified Professional in the State of Ohio.
Toxic Release Inventory ReportingJuly 18, 2017
For this year’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting season, HZW completed more than 100 TRI reports for more than 45 clients!
Thank you to all our clients for their assistance and continuing business!
Lorain County Metro Parks Beaver Creek TrailJuly 18, 2017
HZW successfully assisted Lorain County Metro Parks by Completing the environmental studies for the Beaver Creek Trail Phase IB, located in the City of Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio. The trail, to be built in summer and fall 2017, will extend the section of trail known as Phase IA. It runs near the Mercy Health & Recreation Center, 47160 Hollstein Drive in the City of Amherst. The new section will run about 3,500 feet north of the recreation center along the wooded slopes of an unnamed tributary of Beaver Creek. The last 350 feet will be on an elevated boardwalk ending in an observation deck overlooking Beaver Creek.