environmental law compliance Articles

  • The Transformation of International Environmental Law

    Keywords: International environmental law, environmental law, global challenges, harmoni-sation and common interests 2012 is the fortieth anniversary of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environ-ment, a seminal event which marked the first time that the international community had addressed the environment as an international issue in a serious way. Back in 1972, the Conference called ...


  • The productive environmental laboratory: BSK Labs boosts efficiency with Metrohm IC

    BSK Labs runs a number of environmental laboratories and service centers along the west coast of the US. A total of 70 employees – including microbiologists, chemists, lab technicians, and support staff – make sure that the 200 to 350 samples that come in every week are analyzed. BSK Labs specializes in potable water chemistry, ground water monitoring, storm water runoff, solid waste ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • International Environmental Law Committee Newsletter

    The Emerging Role of Private Social and Environmental International Standards in Economic Globalization Over the past two decades, a rapidly increasing number of people have sought to align their social and environmental values with their spending habits. This evolution in commerce encompasses the certified organic food people eat, the shoes and clothes they wear, and the financial investments ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Environmental Compliance Issues for the Telecommunications Industry

    Firms acquiring telecommunications companies often decline to perform environmental due diligence because they assume that these business do not have many environmental compliance issues. However, according to a recent issue of th EPA’s Enforcement Alert, telecommunication companies may have significant environmental requirements. These requirements can be triggered by the use of lead-acid or ...

  • Contents: Environmental Law Review - Volume 14 Issue 3 2012

    Contents 177 Opinion Blue Flags – Are the UK’s Beaches Flagging? Lynda M Warren Articles 185 - Mainstreaming Enforcement for the Victims of Environmental Pollution: Towards Effective Allocation of Legislative Competence under a Federal Constitution - Engobo ...


  • Environmental compliance enforcement from the government accountability office

    This article presents the testimony before the Committee on the Environment and Public Works in the U.S. Senate about the EPA's effort to improve and make more consistent it's compliance and enforcement activities. Why GAO Did This Study The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforces the nation’s environmental laws and regulations through its Office of Enforcement and ...

  • Maritime environmental management systems: Beyond compliance

    For shipping companies, implementing an environmental management system (EMS) could be the most important preventative measure taken, and the cost of not acting could be detrimental. Failure to comply with the provisions of international environmental protection laws (such as the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships or MARPOL) and national laws (such as the ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Complying with and enforcing of environmental law: a critical appraisal of the mechanisms used at the international and the European level

    Despite the vast number of environmental agreements and laws coming into force their impact are not the anticipated ones, as clearly seen from the degradation of the natural environment. This is largely due to ineffective enforcement of and compliance with the environmental obligations encompassed by all these laws and treaties. Thus, enforcement and compliance mechanisms are of paramount ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Significant new environmental laws in Saudi Arabia – many ME countries may follow suit

    Just published in EHS Journal, Sanaa Chakibi, Middle Eastern EHS Expert at Enhesa, summarizes significant new environmental laws issued by Saudi Arabia in 2012 and provides links to the legislation in English. Background Saudi Arabia has acted with urgency to develop a comprehensive framework for ...

  • Case Note: Effective Implementation of Directives on Environmental Law: Re-opening the Court’s Regulatory Tool-Box

    Keywords: Article 228 EC, lump sum penalties, implementation of Directives, delayed implementation of Article 226 EC judgments. Directive 2001/18, deliberate release into the environment and placing on the market of GMOs INTRODUCTION Article 226 of the European Community Treaty provides a well-known enforcement procedure under which the European Commission can ...


  • Case Note: Failure to Adequately Transpose The Environmental Impact Assessment Directive 85/337/Eec Into National Law In Ireland

    Keywords: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), environmental impact statement, planning permission, development consent, pollution licensing, demolition works, 'project' INTRODUCTION In Case C-50/09 Commission v Ireland, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Irish legislation did not adequately transpose Directive 85/337/EEC,1 as amended by Directive ...


  • E-waste Recycling- Compliance or Necessity

    The era of unorganised recycling of e-waste “formally” ended on 30th April, 2012 in India. With the rise of sun of 1st May, 2012, India joined the club of advanced countries committed for organised recycling of electronic waste. Concerns associated with unorganised recycling: I would like to first of all thank Kabadies (a commonly used terminology ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Refrigerant compliance includes calculating carbon emissions

    If you manage a facility using a refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) system or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC-R) system, it’s time to comply with federal and state environmental laws regarding carbon emissions. To help reduce greenhouse gases, the law requires calculating carbon emissions. This means monitoring, collecting data and performing extensive reporting of CO2 ...


    By Verisae

  • 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

  • Enhesa webinar invitation! Going beyond corporate standards to ensure EHS compliance

    Do you believe your corporate standards are comprehensive enough to ensure EHS compliance globally?  Are your standards based primarily on the regulations from your home country?  Have you given your facilities the tools to know and be compliant with local regulations?   Are you prepared to pay the fines and penalties associated with transgressions of local country ...

  • Contractors and EPA Compliance: Questions Every Contractor Should Ask

    Call it a mistake, a breakdown in communications or a misunderstanding. When equipment or building owners are asked for their refrigerant records, a common statement heard is, "My contractor keeps all my records". Do your customers have this ...


    By IHS

  • What is Environmental Restoration?

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Environmental Restoration Program directs the assessment and cleanup of inactive sites and surplus facilities contaminated from previous defense and non-defense-related programs. All cleanup activities must comply with federal, state, Indian Nation, and local laws and regulations. In completing environmental restoration activities, DOE is committed to ...

  • Proposals on carbon-related border adjustments: prospects for wto compliance

    Recently the practice of border adjustment in international trade has attracted much interest in the context of climate change. The risk of carbon leakage, the competitive disadvantage of industries in countries introducing a cap on emissions and the desire to induce large greenhouse gases emitting countries to join international climate change mitigation actions are the main reasons for ...

  • DTE Utilizes 3E Compliance Management Services DTE Energy

    Background DTE Energy is a leading energy and energy technology provider. It sells electricity, natural gas, coal, landfill gas, steam and chilled water, develops merchant power and industrial energy projects and is a growing leader in energy trading. The company is one of the nation's larger purchasers, transporters and marketers of coal and develops and ...


    By 3E Company

  • Environmental enforcement trends in brazil

    Environmental enforcement trends in brazil Brazil does not have a strong reputation for the enforcement of its laws. Lesley K. McAllister stated that “The paradox of environmental enforcement in Brazil is that environmental laws are strong but environmental agencies are weak.” (McAllister paraphrasing Aragão and Bunker, 1998, in Making Law Matter: Environmental Protection & ...

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