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  • 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 Markit

  • Noise mapping of industrial sources

    Noise is often one of the environmental variables where it seems more difficult to guarantee full compliance with legal limits in complex industrial situations and/or in other multi-source environments. This paper describes the application of noise mapping techniques to industrial sources, such as factories, power plants, wind farms, showing the potential of its use, both at the design stage as ...

  • 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 Verisk 3E

  • The Area Source Mact/Gact Challenge

    Dozens of new federal rules, regulating over 180 Hazardous Air Pollutants for relatively small sources, present a new and unique challenge for the air pollution profession. Over the past two decades, a large number of federal regulations have been adopted to control Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) originating from a wide range of source categories from the corner dry cleaner to petroleum ...

  • Urban legends—Compliance pitfalls

    Maintaining update knowledge of OSHA requirements and keeping company safety policies current is a daunting task. There are many sources to turn to in order to obtain information about OSHA standards. There is the OSHA web site, seminars, consultants, professional organizations, colleagues, and countless other sources. As if the regulatory jungle isn’t difficult enough to navigate, the accuracy ...

  • The Secret to Streamlined Safety Compliance

    Let’s face it, the world as we know it is changing. For the most part that’s a very good thing. As health and safety professionals one way that we see these changes is in increasing regulatory pressures. For example, as of January 2015, OSHA has increased pressure on U.S.-based businesses regarding reporting of workplace incidents. These new requirements include reporting work-related ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • HazCom Compliance: A critical component of a comprehensive SH&E compliance program

    Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) compliance has evolved significantly as: - it has become a part of a broader SH&E and supply chain compliance, effort; - the MSDS has evolved into a clearinghouse document for rege-lated material data that exceeds the scope of workplace safety; - technology has progressed rapid¬ly, providing automated solutions to collect, access, store, refresh ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Supply chain compliance and data quality

    What is supply chain compliance? For different disciplines it might mean different things. From an EH&S perspective it is a relatively new concept where a particular company has responsibility up and down their supply chain for the compliance of their raw materials, finished goods, as well was what has been done for their end users and of course end of life, disposal or take back, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Landfill Leachate Sources and Treatment Options

    What is leachate? In a lab, it is any liquid that extracts solids as it passes through matter. In a landfill, it is the water that enters the facility in a number of ways, passes through waste material on contact, contains a wide range of constituents, and must be addressed with a proper operations plan. Leachate treatment options and mitigation are one of the greatest costs for landfill ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • 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 Markit

  • Challenges of accounting for non-point sources in a TMDL evaluation

    Recent implementation of nutrient total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for several East Coast water bodies has left many local governments ‘ahead of the curve,’ being forced to develop compliance strategies with limited TMDL knowledge, and with guidance issued from State and Federal environmental agencies still in the early stages. Accounting for nutrient contributions from non-point sources is the ...

  • Impacts of Ozone Nonattainment Designation and Strategies for Compliance

    In 1997, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) revised the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), to include an 8-hour ozone standard. The previous 1-hour ozone standard addressed the effects of exposure to short periods of high concentrations of ground-level ozone. The intent of the new standard is to address exposure to lower ozone levels over longer durations. With the ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • UV254 Case Study: Ensuring regulatory compliance

    Mohawk Valley Water Authority (MVWA) in New York State is a supplier of potable water. With source water from the Adirondack Mountains, MVWA works to improve on nature and provide superior water quality by meeting or exceeding drinking water ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • Compliance Corner - Develop and implement

    On March 25, 2003, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued an emergency revision to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) relating to security training and security planning for transporters and offerors (shippers) of hazardous materials (hazmat). DOT recognised a need to address growing concerns over the significant threat that hazmat can pose when it is used for malicious or ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Improving Social and Ethical Compliance in the Supply Chain

    This white paper from BSI Entropy International’s CEO, Hewitt Roberts, provides an overview of the drivers for improving social and ethical performance of a company’s suppliers and the significant benefits of implementing web-based purpose-built management system software solutions to do so. Abstract In recent years, competitive pressures, globalization and increasingly discerning ...


    By BSI

  • Internal Auditing for Compliance & EMS Performance

    Many companies today conduct their own environmental audits to monitor compliance and keep management informed of environmental performance. Why is this important? If you ask these companies, you will generally hear this reason Risk management The liabilities resulting from noncompliance with environmental regulations can be severe, and include both monetary penalties and personal ...


    By ERS Global

  • Dry/Wet Scrubbers for Clean Air Compliance

    Air-scrubbing venturis and towers may be the answer to clean air compliance for small- to medium-sized companies. Forthcoming requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 will inventory many more specific chemicals considered hazardous. From acetaldehyde to xylenes, the list regulated under the air taxies program includes 189 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). That number may ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • The Future of the Technology and Compliance Landscape

    Bar none, the biggest change we are seeing in the world right now is the accelerating degree of connectivity we all have as consumers. In fact, research shows that this connectivity has grown past a trend and is now our new normal. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Extraction of many emission sources in extensive factory premises - Case Study

    Example: Packaging Similar tasks: Coating, Automobile industry, paint production Different production processes lead to decentralised ventilation of emission sources. These decentralised ventilations are consolidated within a central air pollution control system. A producer of plastic, cardboard and composite material packages uses a range of printing units, laminating machines ...

  • 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 Verisk 3E

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