chemical inventory Articles

  • Integrating MSDS with chemical inventory management

    In June 2011, Lab Manager Magazine, along with ChemSW Inc. and 3E Company, hosted a “Product Showcase” webinar on “How to Seamlessly Integrate MSDSs with Chemical Inventory Management.” An expert from each company gave a brief presentation on inventory and data management challenges and best practices for implementing an integrated Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) system. ...


    By 3E Company

  • HazCom Inventory: Worth Another Look

    Sure, OSHA's Hazard Communication (HazCom) standard is important--vitally important to a firm's chemical safety program. But why revisit this fundamental program now? After all, it has probably been integrated into safety program now that most employees believe that it has been around for generations. However, results from a recent evaluation conducted point to a systematic failure to recognize ...


    By 3E Company

  • Ecotoxicological thresholds – practical application to an industrial inventory

    The concept of Thresholds of Toxicological Concern (TTC), as a potentially useful tool in environmental risk assessment has been applied to an inventory of a home and personal care products company to derive a series of chemical class based ecoTTC values. Cationic chemicals of various types show notably higher toxicity than other classes and should be treated separately. Despite this the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Accurate MSDSs and HazMat Inventory Improve Compliance

    In the HazMat world today, most large organizations follow a time-honored process for identifying critical compliance needs and spend the money necessary to make it work. It is a process that tilts the compliance board in advantage of the bigger players. The challenge today for organizations is to effectively manage their entire chemical inventory so they can stay in compliance and avoid the ...


    By 3E Company

  • DCWASA’s certifiable, utility-wide GHG inventory

    ABSTRACT In response to increased emphasis on sustainability and the reduction of carbon/greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DCWASA) and its program managers have developed comparisons of options intended to lower the AWTP’s GHG inventory (also called “carbon footprint”). These comparisons have used different assumptions as tothe carbon density of ...


    By Cambi AS

  • EPA Publishes Final Clarification for Chemical Identification Describing Activated Phosphors for TSCA Inventory Purposes

    EPA published its final clarification under which certain activated phosphors that are not on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(b) Chemical Substance Inventory (TSCA Inventory) will be considered to be “new” chemical substances under TSCA Section 5, and thus will be subject to applicable notification requirements under TSCA Section 5. According to EPA, the ...


    By Acta Group

  • The Wastewater life cycle inventory tool by 2.-0 LCA consultants

    Very often the fate of chemicals after use is to be sent to municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), where they are subject to degradation. In many life cycle assessment (LCA) studies we need to account for the environmental impacts caused by the disposal of chemical substances down the drain, however existing LCA models for wastewater treatment typically reflect the average performance of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New Inventory Update Rule Reporting Heads Our Way

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed important revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Rule (IUR). This column explains why chemical manufacturers and other stakeholders must be aware of the proposal and prepare now for its ...


    By Acta Group

  • The Proposed TSCA Inventory Update Reporting Rule: Big Changes Are in Store

    While debate continues to swirl around whether, and to what extent, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) needs retooling, just about everyone agrees that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) needs more information on chemical production, use, and exposure in order to make informed decisions about chemical risk management. Most also agree that TSCA could be put to greater use for ...


    By Acta Group

  • The proposed TSCA inventory update reporting rule: big changes are in store

    While debate continues to swirl around whether, and to what extent, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) needs retooling, just about everyone agrees that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) needs more information on chemical production, use, and exposure in order to make informed decisions about chemical risk management. Most also agree that TSCA could be put to greater use for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Accounting and Reporting in Advance of this Year's Toxic Release Inventory Reports

    As environmental personnel gear up for the suite of annual reports due each year, 2013 brings an important change to the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) report. Beginning with the TRI report due July 1, 2013, releases of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a colorless, flammable, gas with a characteristic “rotten ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • TSCA Inventory Status of Nanoscale Substances a Must-Read for Materials Developers

    The EPA's recently released paper, TSCA Inventory Status of Nanoscale Substances -- General Approach, is important for developers of nanotechnologies. Nanomaterials that meet the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) definition of 'chemical substance' are subject to TSCA reporting requirements because they may exhibit properties different from the same substances in the bulk scale. A chemical ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New inventory update rule reporting heads our way

    Proposed rule will significantly impact reporting functions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed important revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Rule (IUR). This column explains why chemical manufacturers and other stakeholders must be aware of the proposal and prepare now for its implications. Background The IUR requires manufacturers ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Issues Draft NMSP Concept Paper and TSCA Inventory Paper

    On July 12, 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register three separate notices related to the long-awaited Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). See 72 Fed. Reg. 38,079-38,085 (July 12, 2007). . The first notice announces the availability of, and solicits public comment on, EPA’s proposed ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nitrogen Trifluoride now required in GHG protocol greenhouse gas emissions inventories

    Scientific understanding of the chemicals that contribute to climate change is constantly improving. So, too, is the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP), as we work to keep abreast of such advances and ensure that they are reflected in our tools and standards. One recent example concerns the greenhouse gas (GHG) nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), a chemical that is released ...

  • Approximated EU GHG inventory: proxy GHG estimates for 2013

    Objective of the report This report provides estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union (EU) and its Member States for the year 2013, covering the full GHG inventory (all sectors, except land use, land‑use change and forestry (LULUCF), and all gases). These estimates are also referred to as approximated ('proxy') estimates or inventories in this report as they ...

  • MSDS Management Leads to Better Inventory Control for City of Manassas Schools

    Background Manassas is located in Virginia, thirty miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and has a rich historical background dating back to the Civil War. Their motto, "Providing an innovative, engaging, inspiring, and challenging learning environment for all students”, drives the motivation of its staff, who serves approximately 7,000 students on eight campuses. Maximizing the ...


    By 3E Company

  • EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2016

    1 Guidebook Introduction 1.1 Introduction The joint EMEP (1)/EEA Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Guidebook (the 'Guidebook'), following the 'Guidelines for Reporting Emissions and Projections Data' under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) (2), provides concise guidance on how ...

  • Approximated EU GHG inventory: proxy GHG estimates for 2014

    Objective of the report This report provides estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union (EU) and its Member States for the year 2014, covering the full GHG inventory (all sectors, except land use, landuse change and forestry (LULUCF), and all gases). These estimates are also referred to as approximated ('proxy') estimates or inventories in this report as they cover ...

  • Chemical Engineering Magazine Article: Chemical Lifecycle Management

    Chemicals in production and laboratory environments alike have three distinct lifecycle phases: the first is procurement and inventory storage; the second is use in a manufacturing process or research program; and the third is post-use, including onsite handling, removal and beneficial reuse, recycle or disposal. A number of considerations including regulations, safety, material utilization ...


    By Clean Harbors

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