Congratulations to Frank, Priscilla, and Philip on your 10-Year anniversaries!

Recently, three of our employees reached their 10-year milestones! We thank you all for your continued dedication through the years and look forward to continued collaboration and success in the future.

Frank Sanchez (10/7)
 
“ACTenviro is extremely fortunate to have had Frank lead our Arizona team over the past ten years.  Frank is an industry veteran and those who are in the environmental field in the area in the Southwest understand the immense value he brings to our industry. He leads a diverse and experienced team that is capable of multi-faceted projects and delivering positive outcomes for his clients. His attention to customer service, perseverance and “can do” attitude are consistent and undeniable. He’s made a tremendously positive impact for clients and employees alike for ACTenviro over the past decade….thank you Frank!” – Todd Marti

Philip Ortega (11/1)
 
“Phil has been at the TSDF for his entire tenure at ACTenviro. He is very focused on providing a high level of customer service as continually demonstrated by his approval turn time of one-day for all profiles submitted even though the expectation is 3 days. Phil is always ready, willing, and able to help out a colleague and his customers (our branches). His technical expertise is relied upon to keep his co-workers safe, the facility in compliance, and processes running smoothly. Phil is great to work with due to his positivity, can do attitude, and team spirit. Thank you, Phil!” – Pasquale Paduano

Priscilla Dominguez (November 26th)
 
“PD [Priscilla Dominguez] is our rock! She never hesitates to lend a hand or voice an opinion; mostly valuable ones, but also comical, which lightens up a stressful day. She trains all our new billers and at times we wonder if she gets a kick out of scaring newbies. After 10 years, the kicks keep her going but the challenges don’t seem to deter her either. Priscilla is our main pillar, always there when you need help. She rocks!” – Alyson Dinh

 

Congratulations to you all and thank you!

 

Congratulations to Recognition Coin Winners, Andrew Starkey & Justin McCall!

Congratulations to Andrew Starkey and Justin McCall on being awarded Recognition Coins at our Denver (Commerce City) office!

Office Manager, Brian Karp, presented these coins to Justin and Andrew and had this to say—

“On November 7th, the Denver team was presented with an ‘opportunity to excel…’ A trailer arrived from one of our other facilities and it needed to  be deconstructed and put back together before it could move on to its next destination. Without batting an eye, both Andrew Starkey and Justin McCall jumped up and went into action. I am fond of the saying ‘teamwork makes the dream work,’ but you don’t ever really appreciate it until you realize how fortunate you are to be surrounded by a strong team of people who truly care about the success of each other and the organization. My sincere thanks and gratitude go out to Andrew and Justin for all that they do and the atmosphere of safety and teamwork that they promote on a daily basis.”

Stay tuned for more ACTenviro Coin Recognition Program awards this year as we continue to recognize and celebrate the successes and above-and-beyond efforts of our employees. Thank you all for your amazing efforts and contributions, Justin and Andrew!

Congratulations to Daniel, Jason, and Jim on your 10-year anniversaries!

Recently, three of our employees reached their 10-year milestones! We thank you all for your continued dedication through the years and look forward to continued collaboration and success in the future.

Daniel Mendoza (August 2nd) is celebrating his 10-year anniversary with ACTenviro. “It has been a pleasure to work with Daniel for the past 10 years. He is a hardworking and dedicated employee. He comes to work with a friendly demeanor and treats everyone with respect. Daniel holds an impressive driving record, low incident rate, and is highly committed to our team. When he is asked to work overtime, he is always available; whether Driving Commercial Vehicles or Tech work he does it all. Thank you, Daniel, for your commitment to the ACTenviro team and our customers.” – Carlos Uribe
Jason Vroman (August 27th) “Jason joined ACTenviro 10 years ago as an Onsite Technician and quickly progressed to Technician Services Manager due to his attention to detail and commitment to clients. He now oversees all onsite services/employees for the Los Angeles and San Diego branches. Jason is always there to help employees and clients when needed and his positivity and sense of calm is a great influence on all around him. He is always a pleasure to work with and we look forward to the future. Congratulations Jason!” – Jeff Ruhl
Jim Devlin (September 17th) “Jim is an industry veteran that ACTenviro has been fortunate to have on the team for the last 10+ years. He has worn many hats—Radiation Safety Officer, Project Manager, Technical Manager and still holds a CDL for those rare occasions it’s needed. Laughter can be heard anytime around his office along with the in-depth training sessions he provides to his team or and anyone else interested. His dedication to the team and support of others is truly appreciated. Thank you, Jim!” – Jeff Ruhl
Congratulations to you all and thank you!

Congratulations to Recognition Coin Winner, Justin McCall!

Congratulations to Justin McCall on being awarded Operations Recognition Coin at our Denver/Commerce City office!

Operations Director, Paul Schultz proudly presented this coin to Justin for his relentless commitment to the success and growth of a major account within the region. His efforts have enabled us to add a second service site to the customer.

Justin has established himself as the project manager, mentor, and supervisor on a pivotal account and has grown his team exponentially within the past 8 months. Everyone from the top down recognizes Justin’s hard work and we are excited to see what the future holds for this future leader.

Stay tuned for more ACTenviro Coin Recognition Program awards this year as we continue to recognize and celebrate the successes and above-and-beyond efforts of our employees. Thank you all for your amazing efforts and contributions, Justin!

Congratulations to Recognition Coin Winner, Jim Vang!

Congratulations to Jim Vang on being awarded Recognition Coin at our Sunnyvale office!
We are proud to present this coin to Jim for his amazing 1-year on the ACTenviro team. Jim transferred from our Dixon office about 6 months ago to be our operations Site Supervisor for Apples Elk Groves facility.

Jim spends his days supporting our clients’ compliance needs. He is their single point of contact for all hazardous and universal waste matters and coordination of any emergencies. Jim is a very valuable employee and is heavily relied upon due to the remote nature of his office.

Stay tuned for more ACTenviro Coin Recognition Program awards this year as we continue to recognize and celebrate the successes and above-and-beyond efforts of our employees. Thank you all for your amazing efforts and contributions, Jim!

Pictured left to right—Troy Howard and Jim Vang

Congratulations to Recognition Coin Winners, Carlos Perez and Fernando Rios

Carlos Perez—Congratulations to Carlos on being awarded Recognition Coin at our Santa Fe Springs office! Carlos, a Project Manager, has been recognized for his technical excellence. His knowledge was put on display with a major client when he impressed them with his familiarity with a very complex project, which in turn caused them to work with ACTenviro. Carlos and his team successfully completed the project to the client’s satisfaction.
Fernando Rios—Congratulations to Fernando on being awarded Recognition Coin at our Santa Fe Springs office! As a Class A Driver, Fernando is a primary point of contact with our clients. He brings a level of ownership to what he does that our clients really appreciate. They aren’t just ACTenviro customers, they are Fernando’s customers as well.
Stay tuned for more ACTenviro Coin Recognition Program awards this year as we continue to recognize and celebrate the successes and above-and-beyond efforts of our employees. Thank you all for your amazing efforts and contributions, Carlos and Fernando!

Pictured left to right—Bryan Klar, Carlos Perez, Fernando Rios

Congratulations to Recognition Coin Winner, Efrain Flores!

Pictured left to right—Bill Coleman and Efrain ‘Gino’ Flore
Efrain Flores— Congratulations to Efrain (Gino) on being awarded Recognition Coin at our Santa Fe Springs office! Efrain, who goes by ‘Gino,’ received the coin for, among other things, being able to recite the ACTenviro core values in last month’s Safety Meeting.
He has been a part of our team for 6 years, starting as a warehouseman and working his way up to a very proficient Field Technician. In the past, he has helped with onsite services, managed various client sites, and has been a valuable resource for ER Responses, especially during the Covid shutdown in 2020.
Stay tuned for more ACTenviro Coin Recognition Program awards this year as we continue to recognize and celebrate the successes and above-and-beyond efforts of our employees. Thank you all for your amazing efforts and contributions, Efrain!

 

Pictured left to right—Bill Coleman and Efrain ‘Gino’ Flore
Pictured left to right—Bill Coleman and Efrain ‘Gino’ Flores

Congratulations to Recognition Coin Winner, Anne Lozano!

Anne LozanoCongratulations to Anne on being awarded Recognition Coin at our Dixon office! Anne was awarded the coin for her cooperation, pleasant attitude, and all-around efforts in assisting the account managers.
Specifically, she has been great in helping to facilitate a new program and keep the flow of work going. The clients always give positive feedback when dealing with Anne and we are lucky to have her. She is also pretty good at making sure the team is well fed!
Stay tuned for more ACTenviro Coin Recognition Program awards this year as we continue to recognize and celebrate the successes and above-and-beyond efforts of our employees. Thank you all for your amazing efforts and contributions, Anne!
Pictured left to right—Tremaine Roots, Anne Lozano, Bill Shepherd
Pictured left to right—Tremaine Roots, Anne Lozano, Bill Shepherd

Congratulations to Janice Gogue on 10 Years with ACTenviro!

Janice Gogue is our Apple Project Supervisor for the Sunnyvale, CA branch (SV), and has been since the start! Janice is the primary point of contact for all service requests from Apple SCV (Santa Clara County), Elk Grove, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Oregon, Colorado, and Arizona. In all, she supports more than 170 facilities. She is the backbone of our Sunnyvale team, and one of the most reliable, conscientious, and respected leaders of the branch. She is highly valued by the client—they rely on her to keep their complex and complicated operations moving forward, and she does an amazing job.  

Congratulations, and thank you for your dedication these past 10 years, Janice! We wish you all the best!

janice gogue

REMINDER: Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Reports are due to EPA by July 1st

Background

The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a national and publicly available database that contains detailed information on nearly 650 chemicals and chemical categories that are released by various industries and managed in a variety of ways.

Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA), facilities that meet TRI reporting requirements must report details about their pollution prevention and waste management activities, including releases, of TRI-listed chemicals that occurred during the prior calendar year to EPA’s TRI Program by July 1 of each year.

In general, chemicals covered by the TRI Program are those that cause:

  • Cancer or other chronic human health effects
  • Significant adverse acute human health effects
  • Significant adverse environmental effects

Not all industry sectors are covered by the TRI Program, and not all facilities in covered sectors are required to report to TRI.

Recent Updates to TRI Reporting

  • For Reporting Year 2021 (reporting forms due by July 1, 2022), 176 PFAS are reportable.
  • For Reporting Year 2022 (reporting forms due by July 1, 2023), the NDAA automatically added four additional PFAS to the TRI list. Facilities in TRI-covered industry sectors should begin tracking and collecting data on these chemicals during 2022.

TO QUALIFY:

See EPA’s website for additional information: https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program

Need help? Have questions? The ACTenviro EHS specialists are at the ready! Contact your ACT Account Manager or at [email protected]. Requests must be received by June 23rd to guarantee completion by July 1st.