california environmental quality act Articles

  • Accounting for climate impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act

    In 2007, the California Legislature passed S.B. 97, requiring the Office of Planning and Research to promulgate guidelines under the California Environmental Quality Act by July 2009 for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and their effects. Until the new guidelines are released, however, developers and agencies must determine how to measure whether a project's impact on climate change is ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Staff spotlight: atmospheric chemist addresses California air quality issues

    With over a decade of experience addressing West Coast air quality issues, Dr. Charles Lee, Managing Consultant in Trinity’s Irvine, California office, is a valuable resource on air quality, greenhouse gas (GHG), and risk related issues such as permitting requirements, air quality monitoring, source testing, auditing, GHG verifications, and health risk assessments. Dr. Lee is particularly ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • California`s Achievements in Mobile Source Emissions Control

    Untitled Document Since its formation in 1967, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has successfully launched numerous emissions reduction programs in the state. These ...

  • Monitoring performance of a novel approach to channel design for environmentally- sensitive stormwater management: Lower Silver Creek, California

    Compound channel designs are increasingly being applied in urban watersheds to achieve both stormwater conveyance and ecosystem protection and restoration goals. A compound channel project was constructed on Lower Silver Creek in 2003, and a detailed monitoring program has been implemented to assess project performance and to improve future similar channel designs. Initial monitoring results ...

  • GHG regulation under the clean air act – recent developments

    EPA’s GHG Tailoring Rule and Senate Action On October 27, 2009, EPA published the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Tailoring Rule in the Federal Register, followed by a 60-day public comment period that ended on December 28, 2009. The proposed rule represents EPA’s effort to decrease the number of sources subject to major source ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • California Bill would require disclosure of cleaning product ingredients

    On September 13, 2017, the California Senate passed the final version of the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (S.B. 258), which would require manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose certain chemical ingredients on the product label and on the manufacturer’s website. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 27 to 13. The California Assembly passed the bill by a vote of 55 to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Legal lookout: epa grants california ghg waiver request

    EPA's decision to grant California's request for a waiver, thus allowing the state to set separate air quality standards, should indicate plans for more such movements in the future. Oh what a difference a new administration makes! On June 30, 2009, EPA reversed its controversial Feb. 29, 2008, denial of California’s waiver request for its greenhouse gas (GHG) program for new motor vehicles.[1] ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • California Air Resources Board (CARB) places higher restrictions on air pollution

    As part of the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) the Air Resources Board (ARB) has approved an early action measure to reduce high-global warming potential (GWP) greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions by establishing new legislation and defining requirements related to improved monitoring of AC/HVAC systems, enforcement of regulations, reporting of refrigerant usage, and recovery, ...


    By Verisae

  • SGS Informs You on Recent California Proposition 65 Settlements

    Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986’, a ballot initiative passed overwhelmingly by California residents in 1986. Since its enactment, there have been numerous lawsuits which resulted in the reduction of carcinogenic and reproductive chemicals through reformulations of consumer products containing such chemicals (1). In a recent ...


    By SGS

  • Supply chain compliance and data quality

    What is supply chain compliance? For different disciplines it might mean different things. From an EH&S perspective it is a relatively new concept where a particular company has responsibility up and down their supply chain for the compliance of their raw materials, finished goods, as well was what has been done for their end users and of course end of life, disposal or take back, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Environmental Justice: A Brief Historical Analysis

    Untitled Document ...


  • RC-14001: The Chemical Industry`s New Environmental Management System

    Responsible Care®-14001 (RC®-14001) gives chemical companies a powerful new tool to improve their environmental performance. Formally adopted in 2002, this environmental management system (EMS), was created jointly by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB). RC®-14001 lets companies become certified simultaneously by RAB-accredited registrars to both the ...


    By AECOM

  • EPA SUPPORT EXPANDS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION MOLD & IAQ TRAINING AND COMMUNICATES A NEW SET OF STANDARDS TO MEDIATE THE MOLD CRISIS

    IAQ/Mold Professionals, Real Estate, Insurance and Financial Industries Reduces Risks from Mold and IAQ Exposure Insurance Carriers and Lenders Back New Mold/IAQ Standards Lack of Standards Now a “Non-Issue” as Industries Unite and Agree No one likes to talk about mold, yet it has quickly become a multibillion-dollar problem for mortgage banking companies, insurance companies, ...

  • Bay Delta Conservation Plan EIR and EIS case study

    California Department of Water Resources California, USA The California Bay Delta provides water for nearly two-thirds of Californians and provides abundant agricultural resources. In this midst live hundreds of aquatic and terrestrial species, including many that are threatened or endangered. Since the 1960s, debates about how to preserve the Delta have brought ...


  • Molycorp`s Mountain pass mine

    Location: Mountain Pass, CA Project Completed: 2011 Element Markets was exclusively retained by Molycorp to procure Emissions Reduction Credits (ERCs) for a large expansion of a mining operation in California. At the time there was a shortage of available credits in the area, so we had to think outside the local air basin. We solved the challenge by purchasing ...


    By Element Markets LLC

  • Case Study - Port Of Los Angeles CEQA/NEPA & Special Studies

    Principal Client Services: EIR/EIS Preparation and 3rd Party Review Technical Study Preparation and 3rd Party Review In-house CEQA/NEPA Project Management CEQA Exemption Determinations Noise Air Cultural Resources Geology Aesthetics HRA Transportation Environmental Justice Water ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • Recent federal developments in chemical, pesticide and occupational HSE

    On May 1, 2008, the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA), together with 13 other consumer, health, and environmental groups, filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demanding that EPA  regulate as pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and that it take additional actions under FIFRA and other environmental ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Mandatory emissions reporting proposed in US

    As we move more and more towards an increasingly eco-conscious and environmentally friendly society, progressively steps are being taken by governments, officials and regulatory bodies to help facilitate this transition at a national level both efficiently and effectively. One such area that has received particular attention is the industrial sector; this is ultimately due to the amounts of ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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