Focus Environmental2018-08-02T21:30:59+00:00
Welcome to Focus Environmental, Inc.
A leader in providing process engineering, training, consulting, permitting, & other regulatory compliance services
Focus Environmental, Inc., established in 1988, specializes in providing process engineering and regulatory compliance services in the areas of hazardous waste thermal treatment, air permitting, air pollution control, contaminated soil remediation, and hazardous waste management. In addition, Focus provides regulatory, compliance, and engineering services to the FDA regulated industries.
Air Emission Testing & Test Management
Environmental Regulatory Compliance
Combustion, Thermal Treatment, & Air Pollution Control Engineering
Environmental Remediation Management
Thermal Desorption Remediation
Process Engineering
Focus Environmental is located at 4700 Papermill Drive in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Webinar – Part 3: Coal Combustion Residual – Where is this Going? – September 26, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pn ET

This webinar will present a summary of operational and technical requirements identified in the federal rule as minimal technical requirements.  The presentation will provide a contrast with how some of those technical requirements are at odds with other state and federal regulatory programs and discuss what efforts are underway to bridge the gap through state authorizations, on-going rulemaking to incorporate flexibilities, and technical approaches developed by owners and operators and environmental professionals.

Registration info:

Webinar – Part 2: Coal Combustion Residuals – What is Happening Now? – August 22, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET

The federal rule published a 42-month staggered timeline of compliance for achieving the minimum technical and operational requirements in the rule.  The final requirements from the rule are due to be certified by October 17, 2018.  Activity pursuant to compliance with this rule has transitioned from compliance milestones to continued implementation of the rule under state or federal oversight.  Speaker from North Carolina and Michigan will speak to how those states have been implementing state and federal requirements.  Additionally, US EPA will speak about federal permits and the review process for authorizing state CCR permit programs.

For info registration:

AWMA 2018 Southern Section Conference – September 26-28, 2018 in Huntsville, AL

Please find the link below or if you prefer to do everything at once, you can book your room when you register; the link to the hotel has also been added to the left hand side of the first page of the registration form.  If you have already booked your hotel room, you can either cancel the reservation and book using the link or call the hotel directly and have them switch your reservation to ensure you get the AWMA room rate of $129.  The room rate expires on August 31st.

Link to book your room at the Westin Huntsville:

Air and Waste Management (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser)


Link to register

Early bird registration ends August 17th, so register soon.



Link also includes exhibitor and sponsorship sign-up–the Early Bird rate to exhibit ends August 1st.  Exhibitor information attached.  More information is forthcoming closer to the event on exhibitor specifics.

The registration link also allows you to pre-register for one of the events listed below.  We are excited to announce the addition of another excursion: a tour of the Huntsville Solid Waste-to-Energy Plant operated by Covanta (see below for info). No payment for the excursions is required at this time; we are simply trying to gauge interest to see which events we should pursue.  If there is enough interest for a particular event, we will collect payment at a later date prior to the conference.


Please see below for a brief explanation of each:


  • Golf Tournament/Outing:  To kick the meeting off, we would like to have a golf outing Tuesday afternoon at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Hampton Cove course in Owens Crossroads (15 miles from hotel).  Based on participation, the cost is expected to be approximately $75/person.  Visit for information on the course.


  • Huntsville Botanical Gardens Tour:  Current exhibits at the Gardens include the Purdy Butterfly House, Gardens of Myth and the Scarecrow Trail.  The Gardens are located just 3 miles from the hotel.  Transportation not included.  Tour lasts approximately 2 hours and cost is $14/person. Visit for more information on the Gardens.
  • Jack Daniel Distillery Tour:  As part of the Angel’s Share tour, you will tour the distillery and head to a tasting room in historic Barrelhouse 1-14 and taste whiskey from individual barrels (lasts 1.5 hours).  Transportation to Lynchburg, TN included.  Due to travel time, this excursion will depart at 2pm.  Cost (including transportation) is $55/person.  Limited to 25.  Visit for more information on the distillery.
  • U.S. Space and Rocket Center Tour: Tour of the Space and Rocket Center (typically lasts 2 hours).  Transportation not included (3 miles from hotel).  Cost $20/person. Limited to 30. Visit for more information on the Space and Rocket Center.
  • Covanta Huntsville, Inc. tour: Tour of the Huntsville Waste-to-Energy plant.  Transportation not included (7 miles from hotel).  NO COST.  Visit for more information.