2018 September Issue
The Blackstone Briefing
Join Us October 11, 2018!
You're Invited to Blackstone Environmental's Open House!

Please join us, Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm as we celebrate moving into a new office building!

There will be food and drinks provided.
Our new address is:
16200 Foster St
Overland Park, KS 66085
Recent EPA Policy Guidance for Air Quality Permitting
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released an applicability letter and draft policy memo that have a notable effect on how stationary source determinations are made for air quality permitting.
  • April 2018: Applicability Assessment for Aggregation of Facilities Using the “Common Control” Factor (Meadowbrook Energy LLC and Keystone Sanitary Landfill, Inc.)
  • September 2018: Draft Guidance for Interpreting “Adjacent” for All Industries Other than Oil and Gas
Environmental Projects Benefit From
Geospatial Services
Blackstone Environmental has added several geospatial services capabilities, including UAV/drone aerial imagery, GIS and asset management support. Don't know exactly what types of projects might benefit from these services? No worries! Click on the link below to see how we can help you!
Landfill Gas Condensate Sump Solutions 
Blackstone Environmental assisted the City of St. Joseph, Missouri landfilling operations in designing and installing non-traditional high-density polyethylene (HDPE) solutions on the existing landfill gas (LFG) gas collection system. Landfill staff discovered failing factory gusset welds on two LFG condensate collection sumps with unusually high oxygen levels in the collected gas streams at the on-site gas-to-energy plant operated by Kansas City Power and Light (KCPL). 
Meet & Greet
Mike Kukuk is President, CEO and Principal at Blackstone Environmental. He founded Blackstone in 2010 and has overall responsibility for the company.

Mike enjoys playing tennis, working out, vacations, time with his kids, NFL Football and NCAA Basketball. He likes a beer every now and then. Cheers Mike!
Staff Scoop
Congratulations go out to Mat Edwards on passing his Fundamentals of Geology exam!

Lindsay James, R.G. was re-elected to the Missouri Waste Control Coalition (MWCC) Board of Directors. 
Out & About
Meet Blackstone staff at these upcoming events

Growing Sustainable Communities - October 2-3, Dubuque, IA

SWANA-Sunflower - October 3-5, Manhattan, KS
Lindsay James, R.G. and Austin Quick, EIT are presenting “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Evaluating and Controlling Landfill Odors”

Iowa Recycling & Solid Waste Conference - Oct 8-10, Council Bluffs, IA

Environmental Federation of Oklahoma - October 15-17, Tulsa, OK
Overland Park, KS

Des Moines, IA

Iowa City, IA