environmental compliance information Articles

  • Demonstrating Compliance through Integration of Continuous Monitoring Data with Environmental Management Information

    An essential ingredient for Emissions Management Information Systems (EMIS) to effectively manage compliance information is facility monitoring data, especially at a petroleum refinery where so much process data is already monitored to ensure optimum operating performance and safety conditions. EMIS solutions typically reside on corporate or facility servers that are readily available to ...

  • Hazard material information management and regulatory compliance

    Prior to the 1970s, legislative acts addressing hazardous chemicals were few in number and specific to a handful of topics. The Refuse Act of 1899 was often ignored and rarely enforced, and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 was exclusive to radioactive material. When it came to workplace and community safety involving the handling, storage, disposal, and transportation of hazardous materials, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • REACH exposed: stressing environmental compliance

    Originally published in SMT May, 2008 In June 2007, I contributed an article to SMT that focused on the emergence of environmentally conscious technologies (ECTs), to address the ever present requirements for greener products and the greening of manufacturing supply chains. The key factors identified when evaluating the use of ECT’s were toxicity, energy, and waste. Toxicity ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • Developing a Culture of Industrial Environmental Compliance

    ' Efforts to reduce industrial pollution in developing countries have focused on developing environmental institutions and legal frameworks, largely by establishing command and control regulations and market based incentives. Overall, however, formal regulation by itself has not proven very effective in reducing industrial pollution in these countries. While there is no substitute for an ...


    By The World Bank

  • REACH Exposed: Stressing environmental compliance

    In June 2007, I contributed an article to SMT that focused on the emergence of environmentally conscious technologies (ECTs), to address the ever present requirements for greener products and the greening of manufacturing supply chains. The key factors identified when evaluating the use of ECT’s were toxicity, energy, and waste.  Toxicity requirements have been driven by global product ...


    By The GoodBye Chain Group

  • Beyond Compliance – Using Environmental, Safety Management Information Systems (EMISs) Provide Quantified Competitive Advantages

    ABSTRACT In the last 20 years, federal, state and local regulations have provided regulatory incentives for industry to better manage environmental, health and safety (EHS) practices. In order for voluntary EHS management practices to move 'beyond compliance' and continue 'improving,' specific, quantifiable benefits must result. That is, companies must achieve some competitive advantage from ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • An approach for improvement of an existing environmental information management system

    This report describes a scope of work which has been successfully employed by Environmental Data Management, LLC to investigate and strengthen Environmental Information Management Systems (EIMSs) for clients in regulated industry. Environmental Information Management Systems - Overview The purpose of an EIMS is to facilitate and incorporate all of the processes, software and ...

  • Managing Environmental Information in the 21st Century: the Environmental Knowledge Management System

    Introduction In this knowledge-driven world of the 21st century, companies are seeking to implement technology solutions for environmental information needs that seem to be continually changing and expanding. This article will identify key needs and outline possible technology solutions, focusing on the information and tools needed by the environmental professional, an important knowledge worker ...


  • Mastering Environmental Tasks Using Compliance Management Tools

    Throughout the chemical process industries (CPI), many companies have found that traditional methods of complying with environmental requirements—in particular calculating emissions and managing recordkeeping, and reporting—have become unacceptably time consuming. The compliance demonstration challenges are compounded when a company has multiple facilities for which to track and warehouse ...

  • Agile Compliance Management Systems for Environmental, Health and Safety

    Compliance is not an optional activity. The regulated community is well aware of the serious consequences of NOT complying. Unfortunately, achieving and/or assuring compliance can be a tremendous challenge. Manual compliance management processes can place a huge time and money burden on major corporations and govenrment agencies. Business and reulatory pressures, as well as the sheer volume ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • opsEnvironmental™ Fuels General Motors’ Environmental compliance engine

    Software provides 45% time savings on SARA 313 reporting during first year of implementation with substantially higher returns anticipated in subsequent years. The Company General Motors (GM) is the world’s largest automobile manufacturing company, as well as the world’s third largest company. GM has manufacturing operations in 32 countries and employs about 325,000 people around the ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Launch of online environmental compliance resource for universities and colleges

    The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) have announced the launch of a new web-based compliance centre called CampusERC . This progressive site has been “designed as a multifaceted library of resources for college and university environmental officers to keep up with the latest news and information on environmental issues, study best practices in ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Asug Environmental Health & Compliance sig newsletter

    Welcome to the Environmental Health & Compliance (EH&S) SIG newsletter! The EH&S SIG is focusedon SAP users responsible for environmental, health, compliance and safety issues within theirorganizations. These issues include, but aren't limited to: product safety, dangerous goods, wastemanagement and the various xApps the compliment the EH&S module. For more information, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Information architecture planning template for health, safety, and environmental organizations

    In 2003, Innovene (then as BP) began an initiative to improve the coordination of compliance requirements through development of a new Compliance Management System at their assets in the Houston and South Texas region. An important part of the initiative was to improve the information systems architecture used by Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) staff at all of the facilities, resulting in ...


    By Wood Group Mustang, Inc.

  • Lifecycle compliance 1.01

    With regulations increasing in number, scope,and complexity, managing the information associatedwith environmental health and safety(EH&S) compliance has become a complex,time-consuming, resource-draining and oftenexpensive task. Environmental compliancerequirements often dwarf those of Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in their breadth and sheer complexity.Because of the complexity of the ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Planning for Compliance Reporting

    Companies are already responding to challenging demands for environment, health & safety (EHS) data. These challenges continue to grow both in respect of the amount of data generated and reported and the requirements for data integrity. The growing demands arise both from new legislation and increased interest from a broad range of stakeholders. The need for better EHS information also applies ...


  • 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 Markit

  • Best Practices for Chemical Management for Cost Savings, Regulatory Compliance, and Environmental Responsibility

    If you ask industrial and laboratory operations managers about their biggest challenges, the answers you'll hear most often relate to environmental regulations and the management of chemicals. And the concern permeates the whole organization as well -- according to Accenture and the Conference Board, over one third of 500 top US CEO's named chemical-related Environmental Health ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Assessing the applicability of satellite imagery for environmental monitoring and regulatory compliance assessment

    Earth observational satellites have contributed to a better understanding of environmental processes and the nature of human-induced environmental change. With the launch of the first Earth Observing System (EOS) satellite, Terra (formerly AM-1) and Landsat 7, two powerful tools exist that can be applied in the continuing study of human–environmental interactions. However, as with any tool, there ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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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