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Updates to Water Systems Emerging Contaminants Testing Requirements

The federal government has outlined a plan to address the nation’s water resources and water infrastructure needs with the passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. A key component of this new act is that water systems serving 3,300 – 10,000 customers are now required to test for emerging contaminants like PFOS, PFOA, and 1,4-dioxane. Historically, only systems serving more than 10,000 customers were required to perform emerging contaminants testing. This may sound like…

Don’t Miss Out! Funding Now Available to Tackle Emerging Contaminants

Governor Cuomo just announced $200 million dollars in grant funding to help communities address emerging contaminants in their drinking water supplies, prioritizing PFOA, PFOS, and 1,4 dioxane. From that $200 million, $15 million was awarded up front to communities already pursuing system upgrades and innovative pilot technologies to treat emerging contaminants; $185 million is still available for communities across New York State. Apply for Project Capital & Planning Grants These funds primarily consist of project capital…

New Regulations for Parking Garages

Effective August 29, 2018, Parts 1202, 1203, and 1204 of Title 19 of the New York Code, Rules, and Regulations (19 NYCRR) were amended to require Cities, Towns, Villages, Counties, and State agencies, who are responsible for administering and enforcing the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, to require the owners of parking garages to obtain operating permits and have periodic condition assessments of their parking garages. Parking Garage Structural Condition Assessment…

E-Manifests — Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifests are Here

The EPA has developed a national electronic manifest (e-Manifest) system for the EPAs uniform hazardous waste manifest.  The new hazardous waste manifest will be an electronic version of the paper manifests and launched on June 30th, 2018. EPA is encouraging the use of the new electronic manifest.  Paper copies of hazardous waste manifests can still be used after June 30, 2018; but be aware a new 5-page EPA manifest will be used after that date…

Consolidated Funding Application

CONSOLIDATED FUNDING APPLICATION

Safe Drinking Water: C.T. Male Associates Provides Engineering, Design, and Funding Project Management Services for Complex Water Infrastructure Projects

One of the most important resources for a community is its drinking water. Safe water, with adequate supply, treatment capacity, and a sound distribution system will protect the health of existing residents and promote the community for new growth that needs potable water to expand housing options and create jobs. But often the components of a municipal water system become outdated, costly to maintain, and dysfunctional, forcing communities to sharply raise water rents, borrow significant…

C.T. Male Associates Long-Term Recovery and Resiliency Project Experience

C.T. Male Associates’ Architecture Division is currently working with the Town of Shandaken, under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding for long-term recovery and resiliency projects. Funding is being delivered through the NY Rising Community Reconstruction (NYRCR) Program of the New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR). During Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, the current Shandaken Town Hall complex was flooded by…

National Architecture Week – April 8-14, 2018

As National Architecture Week approaches, maybe you start thinking about architecture in general, what makes good architecture, what is an Architect, or even what does an Architect actually do? As a business, property, or home-owner, maybe you’re going so far as to ask, “What can an architect do for me?”, or “Why do I need to get them involved?” Starting with the basics, an Architect is defined by Oxford & Merriam Webster Dictionary as: A…

STORMWATER MSGP PERMIT UPDATE

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has finalized the SPDES Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (GP-0-17-004), which became effective on March 1, 2018.  Permit GP-0-17-004 replaces the previous permit GP-0-12-001. Facilities must have a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) that meets the requirements of this new permit.  If a facility already has a SWPPP, it will need to be reviewed and updated as necessary, to comply…

C.T. Male Associates Founders Day

Today C.T. Male Associates is honoring the birth of our founder, Charles T. Male.  As such, it is a good day to remind everyone about the C.T. Male Associates Scholarship Fund at Union College.  The fund was designated in August of 1949 and represented contributions made by Charles T. Male, Class of 1913. The College is charged with administering the fund, and scholarships are awarded to applicants in the following order of preference: Children of…