EPA Region 2 knows that there are a myriad of environmental requirements that a facility may be subject to and it may appear overwhelming at first glance. As a result, we created this portal to direct organizations to available tools (e.g. websites, guidance documents, training materials, fact sheets) that are designed to increase a facility's understanding of federal environmental regulations. If the information you are looking for is not here, please feel free to call the public information hotline at 877-251-4575. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
EPA Announces Guidance to Communities on PCBs in Caulk of Buildings Constructed or Renovated Between 1950 and 1978
EPA recently announced a series of steps that building owners and school administrators should take to reduce exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs that may be found in caulk in many buildings constructed or renovated between 1950 and 1978. The agency is also conducting new research to better understand the risks posed by caulk containing PCBs. PCBs are man-made chemicals can affect the immune system, reproductive system, nervous system and endocrine system and are potentially cancer-causing if they build up in the body over long periods of time.
Stormwater runoff from ready mixed concrete, crushed stone, and sand and gravel facilities can have a significant impact on water quality by contributing sediment and other pollutants to creeks, streams, lakes, etc. This website was developed by EPA to help this sector comply with the federal storm water requirements under the Clean Water Act and protect our water bodies and contains, among other things, an industrial storm water pollution prevention plan qick reference guide; a national menu of storm water best management practices, as well as industry-specific storm water presentations and training.
September 20-22, 2010: 22nd National Tanks Conference & Expo
Oct 12, 2010: Going Green: An Emerging Mission in Healthcare
Below are sectors and/or regulations where inspectors have found high non-compliance rates and are therefore priority areas for enforcement. We strongly recommend conducting self-audits and voluntarily disclosing any violations found to EPA under EPA's Audit Policy.
- Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities
- Underground Storage Tanks
- Universal Waste
- Air Toxics, especially leak detection and repair and flares