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

  • Modeling for NAAQS Part 1: How to select the appropriate output for NO2

    The U.S. National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for 1-hour SO2, 1-hour NO2, and 24-hour PM2.5 use a very particular format. It is very important for all modelers (both within and outside of the U.S.) to understand how AERMOD handles this. In particular, U.S. users need to be familiar with the ...

  • 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 ...


  • What The AD Industry Can Learn From Solar Standardization

    Applying a proven project finance model to the anaerobic digestion industry is the best way to ensure projects get built and operate profitably over the long-term. THE U.S. anaerobic digestion (AD) market represents an attractive, multibillion dollar investment opportunity. However, structural industry obstacles must be overcome before the market can realize its full potential. As a ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Managing compliance: New Year, new compliance challenges

    Environment, health and safety regulations are increasing in volume and complexity, which in turn makes the associated compliance tasks increasingly difficult to manage. The risks and costs of non-compliance are rising as the regulatory environment becomes more challenging. Compliance needs are pervasive and persistent across all geographical jurisdictions and vertical industries. Today's EHS ...


    By 3E Company

  • Managing multiple business requirements with one solution

    Challenge: A European transportation company engaged the services of Antea Group to help manage thousands of permits and associated requirements along their extensive network of railways. The client desired a single database to facilitate the organization, visibility, assignments and tracking of compliance and compliance related activities. Antea Group proposed iEHS as the tool to ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Environmental Compliance and Sarbanes-Oxley

    Untitled Document Outline Intro and pre-Sarbanes-Oxley requirements Application of Sarbanes-Oxley to Environmental Disclosure ...

  • Meeting the Compliance Challenge

    Global environmental concern about ozone depletion has caused governments around the world to take action. In the United States, the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and subsequent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations required rapid changes to meet ...


    By IHS

  • Compliance Corner - Record retention

    In the course of a dangerous good shipment, a shipper’s declaration is created and needs to be stored as it contains information used to protect the safety of individuals, businesses and the environment. This shipping paper must be maintained for a given period of time depending on the method of shipment. There are also similar record retention requirements for dangerous good training ...


    By 3E Company

  • The Perfect Lab Partner For Compliance

    In July 2011, the NELAC (National Environmental Accreditation Conference) standards were revised as the new The NELAC Institute (TNI) Standard 2009, based on ISO 17025 guidance. Implementation of this updated TNI standard by the respective accrediting bodies will become a reality in the next year, though many have already implemented the new standard. For water system operators and testing labs, ...

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