New PFAS Analytical Method

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its draft Method 1633 to test for 40 PFAS in eight different media...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its draft Method 1633 to test for 40 PFAS in eight different media including non-potable water, soil, other solids and tissue. The method was developed in partnership with Department of Defense (DoD) and has undergone single-laboratory study, but is not finalized, with the multi-laboratory validation expected to be completed sometime in 2022.

Method 1633 is EPA’s first draft method to test PFAS in soil, biosolids, tissue, groundwater, surface water and wastewater. GSI’s opinion is that this is a complex method, with multiple steps depending upon the matrix; however, the draft method is quite robust and very detailed. We recommend that our clients start folding this method into environmental projects, as appropriate.

Learn more about what this mean for environmental investigations and sampling projects here.

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Regulatory Update

Every Five years the TCEQ renews the TXR050000 Stormwater General Permit, a Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) that covers a broad range of...

Every Five years the TCEQ renews the TXR050000 Stormwater General Permit, a Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) that covers a broad range of industries. The current MSGPs are expiring on August 14, 2021 and permit holders have 90 days to review and assess the MSGP applicability, update Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), and renew their permits.

A few applicability questions that facilities should ask:
– Do any updates anticipated in the new MSGP affect your facility?
– Have there been change in operations/activities that need review?
– Have the changes to the SWPPP been documented over the past 5 years?
– Was the SWPPP last updated before the current permit authorization was received?

If you answer “Yes” to any of the questions above, it is time to update your SWPPP.

Our team of experts can assist with updating facility SWPPP and provide technical assistance to implement the changes proposed in the TCEQ’s 2021 MSGP. Please contact Gaurav Tripathi and Jim McDade, P.E. for assistance with the Stormwater issues.

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