Altiras Pipeline Acquires Specific Assets of Evergreen National

April 12, 2018 – Houston, TX – Altiras Holdings CEO, Steven Marshall, announced today that its subsidiary, Altiras Pipeline Construction, has acquired multiple operational assets of Evergreen National Construction.

“Altiras completed this acquisition as part of our ongoing investment in pipeline construction. Pipeline customers continue to seek safe, professional, high quality service providers. Altiras Pipeline Construction has quickly become one of those providers,” said Mr. Marshall.

Altiras Pipeline Construction President, Matt Lee, stated “This acquisition was implemented as quickly and efficiently as possible to best meet the needs of Evergreen National customers and employees. We are diligently working with former Evergreen National clients and employees to provide employment and continue needed services as seamlessly as possible.”

Altiras Pipeline Construction is a pipeline construction and services business providing custom solutions to meet specific pipeline project requirements. The company provides a full suite of services that include: new construction of pipelines and facilities, replacement and maintenance of existing lines, integrity work, removal of abandoned pipe including those with contaminated coatings, as well as a wide range of right-of-way maintenance, reclamation, and erosion control services. Altiras Pipeline Construction focuses on providing professional, safe and quality projects on time and on budget, with expert project management and timely communication that best serve its clients. For more information on Altiras Pipeline Construction, please visit http://www.altiraspipeline.com

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Texas Business Radio Interviews Altiras President Todd Pencarinha

Below is a link to a recent interview I did with Texas Business Radio where I discuss the past, present, and future of Altiras businesses.

Texas Business Radio Interview

 

Can my Hazardous Secondary Materials be applied to the land?

The answer is “yes”.  Environmental professionals often believe that land application is not acceptable for any type of hazardous secondary material (ie. hazardous chemical coproducts, byproducts, or used chemicals), but this is simply not the case.  While RCRA and state regulations do ban land application as “use constituting disposal” for many materials, use of certain hazardous secondary materials in land application IS ACCEPTABLE under certain conditions.   Specifically, if the hazardous secondary material has a corresponding prime chemical that is normally used in such land application then use of the secondary material may be permissible.  the key to success is ensuring that the hazardous secondary material has no “toxics along for the ride” and that it is not a listed waste.  If these criteria can be met, then the material may be able to be used in a land application.  Careful evaluation of the ultimate disposition of each of the potentially hazardous constituents should be made to ensure risks are no different for use of the corresponding prime product.

For a specific example of this type of land application, please see our blog entitled “Can my former sulfuric acid waste be used to make fertilizer?

For more information about this topic, for general questions about beneficial reuse, or for more information about Altiras, please contact Todd Pencarinha at 713-568-3651.

Can my Hazardous Secondary Materials be distilled before being beneficially used?

Generally hazardous secondary materials can not be distilled without  being considered a hazardous waste and requiring shipment on a hazardous waste manifest.  By definition, a hazardous secondary material is a waste if distilled prior to use and therefore is still considered a hazardous waste.  If distillation is required, then the material must be either shipped to a RCRA Part B permitted facility or shipped to a facility that is under the control of the generator where the hazardous secondary material would be specifically excluded from being a hazardous waste.  There are limited other exceptions to this, but in general shipping such a material for recycling will make it a hazardous waste.

Altiras believes that distillation of hazardous secondary materials is one of the top violations of RCRA regulations by brokers and intermediaries who either don’t understand the regulations or willfully violate them, unbeknownst to the generators of the materials they serve.  For more information on the regulations regarding proper handling of these types of materials, or for more information about Altiras chemical recycling, reclamation, and recovery, please contact Todd Pencarinha at 713-568-3651 or email us at info@altiras.com.