RATA Test Audits Articles

  • The Benefits of Voluntary Disclosure

    The EPA is currently testing a number of tailored incentives that apply to New Owners of regulated companies who identify, voluntarily disclose, and promptly correct environmental violations. The incentives include reduction or elimination of fines and potential criminal prosecution and recognition of new owners who perform internal audits and disclose under the Audit ...

  • Environmental assessments and audits at aviation facilities

    Environmentalists are all about “green”, but there is another type of green that is associated with being environmentally compliant – money. There are primarily two types of environmental assessments that are performed at aviation facilities that can affect a company’s bottom line: Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and General Facility Audits. The ESAs are also referred to as due ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Pinnacle PCX Carbamate Testing at Nebraska Health

    Beta Site Evaluation of the EPA Carbamate in Drinking Water Method 531.1 with Pickering Laboratories Pinnacle PCX Integrated LC/Post-Column Derivatization Instrument. The Nebraska DHHS Public Health Environmental Laboratory conducts environmental testing for the state of Nebraska. It employs mandated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) methods for the determination of regulated substances ...


    By Pickering Laboratories, Inc.

  • Environics - Reducing calibration gas cost by up to 60%

    EPA's appendix 'M' 40 CFR 51 reduces calibration gas cost by 60%By: Terrence P. Dunn, President of EnvironicsOn May 30, 1995, the EPA published the final version of Method 205 for inclusion in Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 entitled, 'Verification of Gas Dilution Systems for Field Instrument Calibrations.' Continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) require ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • Water Distribution System Audit

    In April 2007, a site survey of a spa outside of Paris, France, was jointly performed by LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. and AQUA-tools. The spa utilizes untreated mineral water (from ground wells) in its daily operation. The source water is distributed to 40+ stations for therapeutic purposes. One week prior to the site audit, two stations had tested positive for pathogenic organisms in the ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Auditing sustainable development reports: accountability perspective: an exploration of Egypt and the UAE practices

    This study investigates whether there are differences between companies in Egypt and in the United Arab Emirates in perception and practice of auditing sustainable development reports. The examination extends to cover the recognition of firms' accountability to different stakeholders. This was suggested as the basis for reporting on sustainable development and the relevant measures for it. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Purpose and value of safety and health audits

    Untitled Document Purpose and value of safety and health audits Introduction/Overview The word 'audit' puts many ...


  • The Cost of Inaccurate CEM Calibration Gases

    Utility companies and other users of Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEM) calibration gases often mistakenly consider them a commodity, making price the primary purchase consideration. Consequently, many are willing to settle for calibration gases that are ...

  • The Index of Corporate Environmental Engagement - A Survey of the FTSE 100 Companies

    METHODOLOGY: Based on the 1994 Extel Survey, BiE and its members determined 10parameters to be used as indicators of corporate environmentalengagement. The parameters were tested prior to full launch. The indexgauges the extent to which a company is systematic in addressingenvironmental challenges, and not its day-to-day performance. Parameters: 1) corporate environmental policy,2) ...


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