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Our Electricity's Out, but Our Energy's On!

November 1, 2011

The first snowstorm of the year knocked our socks off! Read on to learn how you can get in touch while our phone lines are down, and how GeoInsight's energetic team has been making engineering magic to keep us working at full capacity.

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Research & Industrial Collaboration Conference: "Research to Reality"

October 14, 2011

On October 13, 2011, Michael J. Webster, P.G., L.S.P., Regional Manager for GeoInsight’s Littleton, Massachusetts office, participated in this year's Research & Industrial Collaboration Conference (RICC), serving as a "Realist" in the "Research to Reality" themed conference.

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14th Annual GeoGolf Classic Raises $2,000 for the DCF Kid's Fund

September 23, 2011

On Thursday, September 15th, GeoInsight employees, clients, and vendors participated in a golf tournament at the Wachusett Country Club, in West Boylston, MA, raising over $2,000 in donations to benefit the Massachusetts DCF Kid's Fund, a support system for abused and neglected children. Outing participants also contributed backpacks, school supplies, pajamas, and undergarments for the organization.

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GeoInsight Presents Ski Slope Sustainability Topics at NH Green Slopes Conference

August 25, 2011

GeoInsight ski's green! On August 24, 2011, three GeoInsight team members presented at the annual Green Slopes Conference in Lebanon, NH on ski resort sustainability topics including Green Snowmaking, Sustainable Slope/Terrain Parks, and Large Ground Water Withdrawals.

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CSHEMA 2011 Conference Presentation: Hazardous Materials Management Plan for the University of New Hampshire

July 15, 2011

GeoInsight is pleased to have been a technical presenter at the 2011 annual conference for the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association in Minneapolis. The presentation focused on the background, purpose, and scope of the Hazardous Materials Management Program (HMMP) that was developed for the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

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IDSE Report Reminder for Schedule 4 Systems: Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule

December 2, 2010

Schedule 4 systems that have chosen the standard monitoring option under the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 2 DBPR) are required to complete their standard monitoring by March 31, 2010 and must submit their Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE) report by July 1, 2010.

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Ka’Boom: The Rising Cost of Removing Bedrock from Development Properties

November 20, 2010

While tourists flock to New Hampshire annually to hike the granite peaks and enjoy the craggy vistas, the price to remove that rocky resource during the development of properties underlain by shallow bedrock is potentially getting more expensive in the Granite State.

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The State of New Hampshire Considers Residential Supply Well Testing

November 4, 2010

In November of 2009, the New Hampshire Legislative Groundwater Commission voted to support legislation in favor of water quality testing and reporting of well yields for private water supply wells at the time of installation, deepening, and at the time of sale.

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The Clean Air Act and Anti-Idling Regulations

November 3, 2010

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), along with five states in New England, promulgated anti-idling regulations that apply to all motor vehicles. The intent of this regulation is to reduce particulate and sulfur dioxide emissions from diesel-powered vehicles.

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Greenhouse Gas Regulation: Glimpsing the Future

August 10, 2010

On May 13, 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced a final rule to address GHG emissions from the largest stationary sources while shielding millions of small sources of GHGs from Clean Air Act permitting requirements.

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Assessment and Management of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Caulking

July 25, 2010

Increased attention has been given to the occurrence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in building materials, notably in caulking products, due to the potential for health hazards to humans via exposure. This attention and building-owner concerns over liability have given rise to many questions regarding regulatory requirements and, unfortunately in some cases, to expensive and potentially unnecessary responses.

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The General Permit for Water Treatment Wastewater Discharges

June 25, 2010

In addition to complying with the regulatory requirements associated with producing potable water, public water supplies in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut may also need to comply with the environmental permitting associated with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program.

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The USEPA's New Lead Rule

April 1, 2010

On April 22, 2008, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) issued 40 CFR § 745.80, Subpart E, which requires the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning on April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb more than 6 square feet of lead-based paint in homes, childcare facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

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