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4 Things to Know About Environmental Privileged Audits in Texas

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Exempt Disinfectants - Fact or Fiction?

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Disinfectant Contact Time is Not Zero!

“Contact time,” as used by the EPA, is “the amount of time the surface should be treated for. The surface should be visibly wet for the duration of the contact time.” In practice, most people spray the countertop or others surface, wipe it off and go about their business,...

Prepare Your Water Utility for the Next Pandemic

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COVID-19 Disinfectant Q&A

Question 1: Is your COVID-19 Disinfectant “EPA-Approved”? The phrase you are looking for is “EPA-registered”. The EPA evaluates manufacturer claims and, if validated, assigns a unique registration number that appears on “List N”, which is currently being updated by the...

GDS to Advise on Decontamination Procedures for Air Traffic Control Operations

As part of America’s COVID-19 emergency response, GDS has been retained to advise the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on developing and implementing non-destructive decontamination procedures for all of their air traffic control operations across the country. GDS’s...

Consequence Management Plans

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, declared a national emergency on March 13, businesses are wrestling with how to develop and implement Consequence Management Plans (CMPs) that balance health and safety against the economic, political and logistical realities of extreme...

Electric Utility Business Model Threats - GDS Associates

Recent technological and economic changes are expected to test and transform the electric utility industry over the next decade. Which opportunities or threats are most likely to cause a paradigm shift among the industry and its stakeholders? How can utilities plan for and...

Physical Security Threats and the U.S. Power Grid

Recently, physical security of the electrical power grid was thrust into the national limelight largely due to news media reports about the April 16, 2013 sniper attack on Pacific Gas & Electric’s Metcalf Substation in San Jose, California. This well-orchestrated,...


On June 2, 2014, the EPA released its highly anticipated “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units”, its preliminary regulations for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power plants.