Monthly Archives: February 2015

February 25th, 2015

Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) Overview Course

Gabriel is pleased to sponsor the upcoming Certified Hazardous Materials IHMM logoManager (CHMM) Overview Course at DePaul University.

This course provides a thorough overview of the major topics and concerns in hazardous materials management.  Completion of this course will enable attendees to take the CHMM exam, satisfy training requirements, enhance their competence in the profession, and get updated information.

This three-day course will be taught by approximately 25 hazardous materials management professionals who will cover the following topics:

  • Hazardous Waste Treatment Technologies
  • Environmental Law & Regulation Overview, including Liability and Compliance
  • Industrial Toxicology
  • Chemistry of Hazardous Materials, Proper Laboratory Practice and Data Validation
  • RCRA
  • RCRA Corrective Action
  • Hazardous Waste Storage
  • Storm Water & Oil Pollution Prevention Act
  • Management of Underground Storage Tanks
  • Clean Water Act (CWA) & Safe Drinking Water Act
  • National Contingency Plan/Worker Right-to-Know
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
  • OSHA Requirements Pertaining to Hazardous Materials Management
  • Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA) and Hazardous Waste Transportation
  • The Clean Air Act (CAA) and 1990 Amendments
  • Radiation Principles
  • Facility Environmental Audits and Environmental Site Assessments
  • Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention
  • Superfund:  The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) with 1986 Amendments (SARA)
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act of 1986 (EPCRA)
  • Environmental Management Principles & ISO 14000
  • NEPA
  • Incident Response
  • Hazardous Waste Treatment Storage and Disposal
  • Oral Sample Examination


Comprehensive 3-Day Overview Course
March 25 – 27, 2015
8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily

Registration Deadline: March 1, 2015

Cost for course $595

Groups of three or more from the same organization receive a 10% discount.  Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) attendees for recertification receive a 25% discount.

DePaul University
McGowan South Room 401
1110 W. Belden Ave.
Chicago, IL  60614

Offered by:
DePaul University
Department of Environmental Science and Studies
in cooperation with the Chicago Chapter of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals
Gabriel Environmental Services


For registration and other information, visit margaretworkman.weebly.com/chmm-course-information


For Further Information:
Margaret Workman
DePaul University

(773) 325-7445

Course Content
Steven Sawyer, CHMM
Gabriel Environmental Services

(773) 486-2123

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management

(301) 984-8969


February 19th, 2015

March 1st EPA/IEPA Deadlines Approaching

March 1st is a popular deadline for many EPA and IEPA reports.  If your facility is required to submit any of the following reports, be aware that your deadline is quickly approaching:

  • Illinois Generator Hazardous Annual Report

          For Large Quantity Generators

  •  RCRA Hazardous Waste Report (due biannually)

          For Large Quantity Generators

  • Tier II Hazardous Chemical Inventory Report

For all facilities that have hazardous chemicals stored above reporting thresholds (eg: >500 lbs of sulfuric acid)

  • Annual and Semi-Annual NESHAP Report Due
  • FIFRA Reporting Due

If you have any questions about if these reports apply to your facility, contact our Water Department at WaterDept[at]gabenv.com or 773-486-2123.

February 12th, 2015

MWRD’s RD-925 Annual User Charge Statement Due Next Week

February 2015 calendarTime is running out to complete your RD-925 Annual User Charge Statement before the February 20th, 2015 due date.  If Gabriel is completing the RD-925 on your behalf, we have been in touch with you about the information we need.  If you have not yet sent us the requested information, please email/fax/mail that information in as quickly as possible.

If Gabriel has already completed your RD-925, be sure that you have signed and mailed your official forms to MWRD, as well as any payment required.  If they don’t receive the RD-925 by February 20th, 2015, they will assess late filing penalties.

Contact our Water Department at WaterDept[at]gabenv.com or 773-486-2123 if you have any questions about this RD-925 filing.

February 2nd, 2015

Snowy Day at Gabriel!

Beautiful snow scene at Gabriel this morning!

feb 2015 gabriel sign in snow web