federal regulation Articles

  • A technical guide to complying with Federal SPCC Regulations

    Let’s start by clarifying what SPCC is not since SPCC does overlap other Federal and State environmental regulations. SPCC is not: NPDES – Permits under NPDES, such as stormwater or water discharge permits, are required to discharge pollutants into the “navigable waters of United States.” While it is never permitted to discharge “oil” into any waters of the US, there is some overlap with NPDES in ...


    By Ecocion, Inc.

  • Nanotechnology Trend Draws Attention of Federal Regulators

    Untitled Document Whether nanotechnology is the next big thing or merely the logical consequence of a natural trend to manage matter at smaller and smaller levels is unclear. What is clear is that ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Update on Federal Air and GHG Regulations Affecting Landfills

    EPA’s recent regulatory changes are expected to alter the way landfills are regulated for the foreseeable future with a potential to add additional compliance costs for the industry.  The air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) regulatory framework at the federal level is currently in a state of flux with respect to landfills. The landfill industry awaits the issuance of a revised ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 7 Steps for Integrating Your EHS Culture After an Acquisition

    In today’s global marketplace, many companies are seizing opportunities to expand their businesses’ footprint through new partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. But as these companies work to bring their new assets or partnerships into the company fold, many aren’t prepared to integrate their environment, health and safety (EHS) programs. In our experience, EHS programs are ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Inspection Manual: Federal Equipment Leak Regulations for the Chemical Manufacturing Industry

    Untitled Document Abstract The purpose of this manual is to enhance an inspector's ability to conduct more complete and effective inspections at facilities in the chemical ...

  • EPA`s greenhouse gas proposal: a blueprint for federal regulation

    On the whole, EPA's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act is providing an opportunity to see the future of an upcoming era of climate change concerns mandating the regulation of energy efficiency. It also, the authors predict, will play a key role in the formulation of an era that likely will last for decades to come. While some have ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Federalism in the greenhouse: Defining a role for states in a federal cap-and-trade program

    Defining a role for states within a federal cap-and-trade program will require balancing the benefits of preserving states’ ability to innovate and spur emissions reductions with the challenges that state-by-state regulation may create for some businesses. Finding the approach that draws on the unique strengths of each level of government will help ensure a more effective nationwide ...

  • New federal and provincial environmental legislation

    With some provincial legislatures sitting, Acts are being introduced, amended, and brought into force. The federal and provincial governments continue to file new regulations and amend existing ones. Among the most recent changes are: BRITISH COLUMBIACode of Practice for Soil Amendments The Code of Practice introduces industrial wastes into the environment as soil enhancements. Soil ...

  • A Federal District Court Issues First Decision Regarding New “Waters Of The US” Regulations

    In this post, "Waters of the United States" webinar instructor Larry Lodwick explains the latest about the temporary injunction on the EPA's new federal clean water rules. For full information about the latest on this, and details of the Rule updates, ...

  • Oil Skimming in the Beverage and Canning Industry: Meeting Local and Federal Regulations for Wastewater Discharge

    Today, beverage canning facilities can produce 2,500 cans or more per minute on one production line. In the United States there are more than 200 can manufacturing plants. The canning process produces waste oil when seamer machines lose oil that is used for lubrication. This oil becomes mixed with wash water or wastewater and must be removed prior to discharge. Removing the oil helps companies to ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Recent federal developments in chemical regulation, pesticides, occupational health and safety and related areas

    On January 22, 2009, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report adding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) to a list of federal programs, policies, and operations that are at a “high risk” for waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. The report claims that the EPA program was added to the list because IRIS is at risk of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Waste management regulations

    In recent years, utilisation of biowastes (especially biowaste composts) has gained greater significance in the Federal Republic of Germany. Whereas less than 1 million tonnes of biowaste was source separated and utilised in 1990, more than 6 million tonnes of biowaste are currently used as fertilisers after composting or digestion. Since composting of source separated biowaste has gained a ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Principles for regulating nanotech

    On June 9, 2011, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced that the White House Emerging Technologies Interagency Policy Coordination Committee (ETIPC) has developed a set of principles specific to the regulation and oversight of applications of nanotechnology. The principles are intended to guide the development and implementation of policies, as described in the title "U.S. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Paints Regulation in the US and GCC

    Keeping track of paints and coatings regulations in the US and the Middle East can prove to be a complex task The global paints and coatings industry generates upwards of $100bn in annual revenue by some estimates. In terms of production, the US is the global leader, with five of the world’s top ten manufacturers based there, according to coatingsworld.com: PPG Industries, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Constitutional protection of the environment in a federal country: Canadian experience

    National environmental protection through law is a relatively recent initiative. The written national constitutions of federal countries, such as Canada, did not originally provide for which level of government would enjoy the primary constitutional authority to regulate for environmental protection. Today, a legal jurisdiction must be interpreted and declared from an old imperial document that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recent federal developments in chemical, pesticide and occupational HSE

    On May 1, 2008, the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA), together with 13 other consumer, health, and environmental groups, filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demanding that EPA  regulate as pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and that it take additional actions under FIFRA and other environmental ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Engaging the U.S. Government: Outreach to Federal Agencies

    ASTM International engages with the U.S. federal government to help build consensus among the private and public sectors and increase awareness about the value of developing and using voluntary consensus standards. ASTM International’s office in Washington, D.C., helps drive such initiatives and serves as a resource for our technical committees. Why Does ASTM International Engage with the ...


    By ASTM International

  • U.S. Federal Agencies benefit from accredited laboratories

    Accreditation is the independent evaluation of conformity assessment bodies against recognized standards to carry out specific activities to ensure their impartiality and competence. Through the application of national and international standards, government, procurers and consumers can have confidence in calibration and test results, and inspection reports provided. The International Laboratory ...


    By ASTM International

  • VOCs Reduces Below Federal MCLs using HRC

    Summary Subsurface investigations at a dry cleaning facility revealed elevated levels of PCE and other regulated daughter products. HRC injection was chosen to accelerate the degradation of the entire range of VOCs. HRC slowly releases hydrogen, enhancing reductive dechlorination in an anaerobic environment. Additionally, HRC Primer, a less viscous version of HRC, was also used to reduce ...


    By REGENESIS

  • GHS: Federal Agencies Step Up Efforts

    Now that the United Nations has adopted the Global Harmonization System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), there is an international goal for as many countries as possible to implement GHS by 2008. GHS is an important global system of hazard classification, communication and labeling which, if implemented, is expected to bring much needed consistency and harmony to the workplace. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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