environmental compliance information management Articles

  • 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 3E Company

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • EPA compliance - Refrigerant Management

    Everyone's Responsibility Today, the environment is everyone's responsibility. Are you taking an active part to keep it clean? We've all heard about the ozone layer. Ozone depletion in the atmosphere has become an increasing problem ...


    By IHS

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • Managing compliance: Spotlight on MSDS and labels

    The world of chemical regulatory compliance is growing in complexity. For organizations evaluating, producing, storing, using or transporting products that contain regulated materials, accessing and understanding the information necessary to maintain the highest levels of compliance is no small or simple task. As product sourcing and formulations proliferate and organizations expand into new ...


    By 3E Company

  • 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

  • Ford drives environmental quality and efficiency with ESS` refrigerant compliance management software

    At Ford Motor Company's Van Dyke Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, 'Quality is Job 1' has always been more than a slogan. It was honored with the Quality Magazine 2008 Plant of the Year and the Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality 2007 Clean Corporate Citizen awards. The plant excels because its commitment to quality extends to every facet of the business – from the performance of the ...


    By IHS

  • Managing compliance: Going beyond ‘Be Prepared’

    The recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan have prompted companies around the globe to re-examine their emergency response strategies. While some companies have comprehensive emergency response strategies in place, others just now are taking the steps necessary to review possible threats, analyze potential impacts and create expanded versions of their existing plans. If a company ...


    By 3E Company

  • Regulatory management simplified with enterprise compliance management

    The majority of environmental agencies are faced with ever-increasing and rigorous regulatory requirements, compounded by multiple stakeholders and business processes. These regulatory requirements impact resources as agencies are asked to ‘do more with less’, all with reduced staffing levels and budgets while facing increased environmental management requirements. Stretched to the limits, ...

  • Managing environmental compliance for Consol Energy, USA case study

    Project Summary: Consol Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) is the largest producer of high-Btu bituminous coal in the United States. ERIMS is an integral aspect of how Consol monitor, manage, and report on a complex and dynamic array of environmental measurements across multiple facilities and states, as required by various regulatory agencies. This data is massive in scale and reporting ...


    By enVirSys LLC.

  • Utilizing Compliance Management Tools to Simplify the Title V Compliance Certification Process

    One of the primary objectives of the Title V operating program established by the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) in 40 CFR Part 70 is to assimilate in one document all of the requirements to which a facility is subject. Through certification provisions, a Title V Permit serves as the primary verification and documentation of a facility’s compliance with all applicable requirements of the ...

  • Utilizing Compliance Management Tools to Simplify the Title V Compliance Certification Process

    One of the primary objectives of the Title V operating program established by the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) in 40 CFR Part 70 is to assimilate in one document all of the requirements to which a facility is subject. Through certification provisions, a Title V Permit serves as the primary verification and documentation of a facility’s compliance with all applicable requirements of the ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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