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The Environmental Risk Assessment and the Law on Environmental Liability

by MediTerra Environmental Consultants, S.L.  (Jan. 23, 2009)

Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage has been transposed in the Spanish legal order by means of Law 26/2007 of 23 October on Environmental Liability. The purpose of Law 26/2007 is to establish aframework of ...

Assessing the ecotoxicological risks of nanoparticles

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Apr. 22, 2009)

A new study highlights the need for more research aimed at understanding the effects of nanoparticles on the environment. Efforts should focus on developing more sensitive analytical methods for characterising and detecting nanoparticles, say the researchers. The study discusses engineered nanoparticles (ENPs), a diverse class of nanoscale ...

ISO 14001:2015 Update: FDIS 14001 Issued

by SGS  (Jul. 2, 2015)

The latest milestone in the ISO 14001 revision process was reached on July 2, 2015 with the issue of ISO/FDIS 14001. This document is the final draft before the publication of the standard (scheduled for September 2015). The convention at ISO is that only editorial changes to the text are permitted between the issue of the FDIS and final ...

New Framework for Assessing Metals Risks

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 12, 2007)

Many EPA programs make decisions on regulation of metals, particularly controlling releases to the environment and establishing acceptable levels in air, water, or land. To assess better the hazards and risks from metals exposure, the agency has developed a new document that lays out the latest and best science available on metals risk assessment. ...

FREE Web Seminar: Probabilistic Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides

by Oracle Crystal Ball GBU  (Jan. 18, 2007)

FREE Web Seminar: Probabilistic Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 Time: 3:00 pm GMT Standard Time (London) There is increasing interest in Europe in the probabilistic risk assessment of pesticides to help reduce reliance on overly conservative combinations of worst case exposure and toxicity values. ...

Ecological risk assessment has evolving role in environmental decisions

by Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)  (Jul. 11, 2008)

As concerns about the environment and a push for “green living” continue to grow, the scientific community is taking a broad look at the use of ecological risk assessment, also known as ERA. ERA is the topic of four articles in the July 2008 issue of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, published by the Society of Environmental ...

Environmental Site Assessment

by ASTM International  (Dec. 10, 2013)

A revision of ASTM E1527, Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process, has been issued; it clarifies language and strengthens the report that results from following the standard. E1527 guides those assessing the environmental condition of commercial real estate and identifies ...

Ecological risk assessment framework for contaminants in soil

by ENVIRON  (Oct. 16, 2008)

The environmental and conservation regulators launched the ecological risk assessment (ERA) framework and technical guidance in London on 15th October 2008. The long-awaited methodology assesses risks to ecosystems from land contamination, an area of environmental assessment that has so far largely been ignored in the UK. The ERA methodology is ...

House subcommittee to hold hearing on chemical risk assessment

by The Acta Group  (Oct. 3, 2011)

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing on October 6, 2011, on "Chemical Risk Assessment: What Works for Jobs and the Economy?" The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. The witness list is not yet publicly available. We understand the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Integrated Risk ...

House Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Chemical Risk Assessment

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Nov. 6, 2011)

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing on October 6, 2011, on "Chemical Risk Assessment: What Works for Jobs and the Economy?" The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. The witness list is not yet publicly available. We ...

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