compliance requirement Articles

  • Facilitating compliance with consent decree requirements using an EMIS

    In late 2008, T3, a division of Trinity Consultants, developed an environmental management information system (EMIS) to manage “near real-time” emissions data at a petroleum refinery. The system is designed to support Consent Decree requirements for compliance demonstrations with air quality regulations at the facility. Functionality delivered includes advanced data gathering, ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Required maintenance

    Many consider the ’60s through today as an era of analytical and technological revolution. In the ’50s, labs were running manual chemistries, using handwritten QC charts and keeping data in log books and file cabinets. Lab technicians were creating calibration curves by hand. No auto-sampling, no computer control, no electronic interpolation of data. Technicon offered a few automated chemistries ...


  • Four Years Since Rana Plaza: Retailers urged to increase supply chain transparency

    Today marks the four-year anniversary of a tragic incident in which 1,134 workers were killed, and thousands more injured, when an eight-story garment factory came crashing down in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Application of the European Union Emissions Trading Directive in 2015

    Executive summary This European Environment Agency (EEA) report, Application of the European Union Emissions Trading Directive in 2015, provides an updated overview of the information reported by European Union Member States on the implementation of the EU Emissions Trading System Directive (EU ETS Directive, EU, 2003). The report is based on the questionnaires reported by Member States ...

  • Why You Should Keep Your Air Pollution Control Technology Up To Date

    Did you know that the first crewed spacecraft to leave Earth's orbit, reach Earth's moon, orbit it, and return safely to Earth (Apollo 8) was launched into space using the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC), which had a real time operating system which enabled the astronauts to enter simple commands to control the spacecraft? The AGC was ...

  • When Sound Becomes Noise

    Music to the ears of some can equally be perceived as unwanted, irritating noise to others – as illustrated by a recent news article about a Sydney pub forced to cancel live music on Sunday afternoons after five trouble-free years ...


    By Innova Global Limited.

  • Western gateway storage company first to save with Evapcold - Case Study

    The best solution for freezer and cooler applications Western Gateway Project Specifications Equipment: (2) LCR-060P-L20-2H-W Evapcold Units (2) ATWB 9-7K12 Fluid Coolers Capacity: 70 TR per LCR Unit x (2) = 140 TR max capacity Charge: 290 lbs. NH3 per LCR Unit x (2) = 580 lbs. NH3 vs. 3500 lbs. NH3 ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Understanding GHG verification requirements

    Many organizations are required to report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the U.S. EPA mandated by the Mandatory Reporting Rule (MRR). Effective December 29, 2009, large sources and suppliers in the United States will begin collecting data on January 1, 2010 and report GHG emissions to EPA by March 31, 2011. Similar to the EPA MRR, many states also have mandatory reporting requirements. The map ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Understanding GHG verification requirements

    Many organizations are required to report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the U.S. EPA mandated by the Mandatory Reporting Rule (MRR).  Effective December 29, 2009, large sources and suppliers in the United States will begin collecting data on January 1, 2010 and report GHG emissions to EPA by March 31, 2011.  Similar to the EPA MRR, many states also have mandatory reporting requirements.  The ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Update on OSHA Annual Requirements

    As the end of the calendar year approaches, it is an opportune time to do a self-check to ensure that your facility has met all of the applicable OSHA annual requirements for 2010. Among the multitude of OSHA training, inspection, and administrative requirements, there are certain regulations which explicitly specify that certain actions must be taken on an annual basis. Unless these requirements ...

  • Streamlining compliance

    For a chemical manufacturer seeking to become a global supplier, keeping up with numerous foreign safety regulations and requirements can be quite a challenge. MSDgen®, a compliance tool from Carlsbad, Calif.-based 3E Co., was created to streamline one important aspect of this process, the creation and distribution of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). “The challenge that our clients are faced ...


    By 3E Company

  • Saving on compliance

    Alcoa Inc.’s Tennessee Operations, located in Alcoa, Tenn., manufactures aluminum can sheet materials.  The facility is subject to the federal Title V operating permit program because of its many air emission sources.  Prior to the operating permit program, air module software (Essential Air, part of ESS' Essential Suite) was used to perform annual emission estimates at the facility. ...


    By IHS

  • LDAR deficiencies lead to enhanced requirements

    Leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs are required as part of the standards established in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 60 (NSPS), 40 CFR 61 (NESHAP), 40 CFR 63 (MACT), and 40 CFR 264 (Hazardous Waste Handling). An LDAR program is a facility’s system of procedures used to locate and repair leaking components (e.g., valves, pumps, connectors, compressors, and agitators) to ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Husky Energy Expands GHG Emissions Reporting to Meet Growing Compliance and Sustainability Requirements

    Sustainability requires a culture of proactive, continuous improvement. Husky Energy Inc., one of Canada’s largest energy companies, is committed to managing business in a socially responsible manner, focused on sustainable development and environmental stewardship. To achieve this strategic goal, Husky’s managers constantly monitor, assess and report on the company’s progress ...


    By IHS

  • New requirements finalized in RICE NESHAP

    On February 17, 2010, EPA finalized portions of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE NESHAP). The rule was promulgated into the existing RICE standards located in 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart ZZZZ on March 3, 2010. The newly incorporated standards were originally proposed on February 25, 2009 and apply only to stationary RICE. ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Oil Storage Requirements of the SPCC Regulations

    ABSTRACTThe SPCC regulations entail numerous requirements for the storage of oil. The intent of this paper is to summarize several of the complex requirements associated with oil storage at a facility subject to the SPCC regulations. INTRODUCTIONThe Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations are far reaching requirements promulgated by the ...

  • New requirements finalized in RICE NESHAP

    EPA finalized portions of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE NESHAP). The rule was promulgated into the existing RICE standards located in 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart ZZZZ on March 3, 2010. The newly incorporated standards were originally proposed on February 25, 2009 and apply only to stationary RICE. The proposed ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Regulatory compliance case study

    Service performed: Developed a Task Notification System (TNS) for 11 facilities in the U.S. Summary: As a proud partner of a leading manufacturing of glass, our experts have provided ongoing environmental support services since 2004, with particular focus on environmental compliance and ongoing management of recurring environmental tasks. In order to ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Chat for Compliance – a hacker’s view!

    The ongoing quest for compliance can sometimes be challenging when the needs are not always clear. For example, developing a new software is straightforward, customer needs or use cases, requirements, specification, test cases, validation testing… to name just a few. Assign resources, go! Sometimes however, the needs are rather technical and uncertain so trying to define the project for ...


    By qmsWrapper

  • Title V Compliance

    Title V of the Clean Air Act Amendments assimilates all the contents of a facility's state operating permit into one binding document, in an effort to simplify permit compliance certification. However, submittal of annual compliance certification is a labor-intensive process that places significant pressure on EH&S personnel responsible for ensuring that a facility meets all the conditions in its ...

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