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Personal Safety

July 25, 2017

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since I wrote my first safety blog. As some of you may remember,...

Our Favorite Things about Being Part of the Speedway Community in the Month of May!

June 2, 2017

Our first official race season in Speedway is behind us. It has been an exciting and entertaining experience,...

Chlorinated Solvents and Sinking Plumes

May 24, 2017

In their pure form, chlorinated solvents are dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs) that are, by definition,...

Top 10 Reasons Why Wilcox is the Best Place to Work!

April 26, 2017

Wilcox is in the midst of one of the most exciting times in our history. After more than 20 years of...

New IDEM 2017 Screening Level Tables

March 7, 2017

On an annual basis, IDEM compares its risk-based screening levels against the most recent updates the...

Basic Risk Assessment Concepts

February 20, 2017

The Indiana legislature’s passing of House Enrolled Act 1162 in April 2009 and IDEM’s adoption of the...

Why You Need a Data Management Workflow Process – And How to Develop One

December 8, 2016

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Advancements in Vapor Intrusion Assessment

November 7, 2016

There have been substantial advancements in the science of human health risk assessment utilized by environmental...

TCE: Not Simply Another Acronym

November 1, 2016

TCE (trichloroethylene or trichloroethene), is not simply another acronym in the environmental consulting...

Jim Nance, VP of Industrial Services and avid radio controlled aircraft hobbyist, talks about his hobby and the future of drone technology

October 3, 2016

Q – How long have you been involved in the RC aircraft hobby?A – I’ve been involved in the hobby for...

Seven Key Principles to Ensure your Data Management Efforts Provide a Firm Foundation that Enables you to make Timely, Accurate Project Decisions

August 16, 2016

Don’t Build Your House on the Sand – you need a firm foundation!Every house, building, or structure needs...

ARSENIC: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – But Mostly Bad

June 28, 2016

Arsenic has gotten a bad rap ever since the Frank Capra film Arsenic and Old Lace hit the big screen...

Onsite EPA Method 30B Mercury Analysis

June 21, 2016

Stricter standards for coal fired units under the new Boiler MACT have increased the need for real time...

Personal Safety

June 13, 2016

With June being National Safety Month, it’s a great reminder to stop and think about what safety means...

Toxics Release Inventory Reporting – RY 2015

May 9, 2016

The Emergency Planning Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting season...

Wilcox Environmental Engineering Announces Construction of New Headquarters in Speedway

May 4, 2016

Wilcox Environmental Engineering, Inc. is announcing the construction of its new headquarters located...

Environmental Compliance Pitfalls: Job Turnover And Loss Of Institutional Knowledge

November 25, 2015

As a consultant performing environmental audits, I see many industries and companies throughout the Midwest...

Wilcox Develops Groundwater Mounding Tool for Green Infrastructure Evaluations

October 22, 2015

At a client’s request, Wilcox developed a mathematical tool for estimating the magnitude and a real extent...

Air Permitting Pitfalls

October 11, 2015

Recently, I have seen several air permitting pitfalls. These things happen, whether in Indiana, Illinois,...

Potential-To-Emit – The Determinate Of Air Permitting Levels

September 20, 2015

Potential-To-Emit – The Determinate Of Air Permitting LevelsNothing has been more misunderstood in the...

Draft National Vapor Mitigation Standard Released for Public Comment

September 20, 2015

Draft National Vapor Mitigation Standard Released for Public CommentDr. Chris Bonniwell, Wilcox Regional...

IDEM Evaluating Revisions to Excess Liability Trust Fund

August 7, 2015

IDEM Evaluating Revisions to Excess Liability Trust FundThe Indiana Department of Environmental Management...

Visual Analysis Tool for Plume Behavior Assessments

July 29, 2015

Visual Analysis Tool for Plume Behavior AssessmentsGroundwater trend analysis for the purposes of demonstrating...

Groundwater & Vapor Intrusion - Better Data for Better Decisions

July 27, 2015

Groundwater sampling at environmental cleanup sites has been going on for decades, and sampling methods...

Storm Water Inspections

July 13, 2015

Most environmental managers or directors in states like Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky,...

Reduce Costs for Groundwater Monitoring – New IDEM Guidance

June 19, 2015

Over the years groundwater monitoring has been performed by a variety of methods; from a glorified bucket...

Air Permit Review – Catching Critical Errors

June 3, 2015

Recently, I have run into several first-time clients that I am assisting with permit modifications and...

Important IDEM 2015 Screening Table Changes

April 21, 2015

The New IDEM 2015 Screening Tables has removed 1,2 DCE (mixed isomers)Wilcox Environmental Engineering...

Toxics Release Inventory Reporting – DO I HAVE TO DO THIS?

April 15, 2015

The Emergency Planning Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting season...

Air Permitting Annual Compliance Alert - Indiana

March 28, 2015

Air Permitting Annual Compliance Certifications and FESOP Annual Reporting in IndianaBy Greg Towler,...

IDEM Requests Immediate UST Notification & Financial Responsibility Update

June 17, 2014

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Underground Storage Tank (UST) Branch recently...

Evansville Business Magazine Feature Article

March 4, 2014

The following is excerpted from Evansville Business Magazine, February/March 2014 issue, p.42Making a...

EPCRA Hazardous Chemical Reporting

January 20, 2014

As another year has just ended, businesses that store hazardous chemicals must begin addressing their...

EPA Proposes to Amend All Appropriate Inquiries Final Rule to Reference ASTM International’s E1527–13 Standard

August 16, 2013

Click to read the entire document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-15/pdf/2013-19763.pdfA digest...

OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert on 1-bromopropane

August 15, 2013

The following news release is taken from the OSHA website: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=24456***OSHA...

Clean Air Act Section 114: An Update

August 2, 2013

In the past few months, a slew of EPA Section 114 letters have been issued to bakeries. An emissions...

Clearing the Air: Asbestos

June 24, 2013

In light of the recent warehouse fire on Belmont Avenue in Indianapolis, we at Wilcox want to reiterate...

Wilcox’s Demolition-Related Services

May 23, 2013

Did you know Wilcox Environmental Engineering Inc. provides demolition-related engineering and environmental...

New Appointments at Wilcox Environmental Engineering

May 17, 2013

May 10, 2013 News Release on Big Wigs & New Gigs (Inside INdiana Business)Indianapolis, IN – Wilcox...

Recent OSHA National Emphasis Program Focuses on Isocyanates

April 8, 2013

On June 20, 2013, OSHA implemented a National emphasis Program (NEP) for occupational exposure to isocyanates....

EPA Proposes Rule to Modernize Clean Water Act Reporting

April 7, 2013

The following is a press release from EPA about upcoming changes in the Clean Water Act (CWA).FOR IMMEDIATE...

New Environmental Standards

February 28, 2013

Wilcox Environmental Engineering meets needs of real estate transactions(By Fred Nichols; Featured in...

Are You Ready for The Globally Harmonized System (GHS)?

February 26, 2013

It has been almost a year since the updated HazCom standard was published, now referred to as HazCom...

New vs. Old Method 202 PM 10 Analysis: A Comparison

February 8, 2013

In May 2011, the US EPA promulgated the new Method 202 for the collection of condensable particulate...

New Phase I Standard (ASTM E1527-13)

January 4, 2013

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is revising the current Phase I Environmental Site...

(Safely) Walking in a Winter Wonderland

January 3, 2013

Winter weather brings with it an often overlooked and underestimated hazard to the work place; the potential...

Expedited Site Characterization: A Time and Cost-Saving Solution

December 27, 2012

The traditional approach for site characterization, which is still in common use today, evolved in the...

Wilcox Improving Sampling Methodology

December 7, 2012

Wilcox is continuously developing and exploring sampling equipment and methodologies that increase data...

Wilcox Develops Vapor Intrusion Practice Team

November 12, 2012

The migration of volatile organic vapors into existing and future structures (vapor intrusion, or “VI”)...

Wilcox Uses New Technology to Expedite Site Characterization

October 19, 2012

Wilcox Environmental Engineering recently utilized the new Geoprobe® Direct Image® MiHpt, which combines...

Stack Testing—Up Close

October 16, 2012

As a social media specialist with Wilcox, one of my primary objectives is to share company news and information...

Are you subject to EPA’s air toxics standards for RICE?

September 7, 2012

If you have a backup generator at your facility, then the answer is most likely “yes!” In 2010, the U.S....

IDEM Strengthens Its Emphasis on Conceptual Site Models for Environmental Projects

November 29, 2011

If you haven’t already, you’ll soon be hearing a lot about Conceptual Site Models, or CSMs, for environmental...

USEPA's New Method 202 for the Determination of Condensable Particulate Matter

October 19, 2011

Since air emission standards were first established in 1971, periodic review of the standards has resulted...

Important EPA Boiler Rule Update

September 19, 2011

Does your Boiler or process Heater burn anything other than natural gas? (Natural gas fired unites are...

Remediation Closure Guide

August 26, 2011

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) released a draft version of the Remediation...

Indiana's Excess Liability Trust Fund (ELTF)

July 22, 2011

The Excess Liability Trust Fund (ELTF) is an Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) managed...

New Emissions Testing & Reporting Requirements for Sewage Sludge Incineration Units

April 8, 2011

In the March 21, 2011 Federal Register there are FOUR new Final Rules that have an impact on many businesses...

EPA Adds 16 Chemicals to the List of Toxic Chemicals Subject to Reporting

December 17, 2010

“EPA is adding 16 chemicals to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of...

Greenhouse Gas Final Rule *Update*

December 1, 2010

In response to the 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 2764; Public Law 110-161), EPA has issued...

New Coal Ash Regulations Proposed by USEPA

September 1, 2010

In response to environmental damage resulting from the December 2008 failure of a coal ash impoundment...

Independent Closure Process

June 1, 2010

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management's State Cleanup Section rolled out the new Independent...

SPCC Update

April 27, 2010

The SPCC Rule was originally issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1973...

Combustible Dust: The Unforeseen Hazard!

April 15, 2010

With all the recent attention this issue has received, it is still surprising how many facilities believe...