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  • 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

  • Internal Auditing for Compliance & EMS Performance

    Untitled Document Many companies today conduct their own environmental audits to monitor compliance and keep management informed of environmental performance. ...


    By ERS Global

  • Georgia Power saves time and money while assuring compliance - Case Study

    The Enviance System, available on demand from any location with Internet access, is used by 90 transmission and distribution centers Georgia Power, the largest of Southern Company’s five electric utilities, has been providing ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Recycler solves waste oil problem, attains EPA compliance

    Environmental compliance is a major concern and challenge for the recycling industry. There are few recycling industries that face a stiffer challenge than auto recyclers. Vehicles that once were abandoned have become a valuable commodity. Junkers are now being crushed, shredded and recycled to make new steel. While autos contain a lot of valuable and reusable metal, they also contain substances ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Important environmental issues at aviation facilities, Part I

    There are numerous federal, state, and local environmental regulations that apply to aviation facilities. The requirements are continually expanding due to new and revised regulations. There has recently been a significant increase in inspection frequency and official letters of non-compliance. FBO facilities are the most often targeted. Since fuel storage is usually the greatest environmental ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • 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

  • Underground Storage Tank Training and Maintenance Saves You Money

    You as an employer can save money while preventing inventory loss and environmental releases by participating in Underground Storage Tank Operator Training. You may be asking yourself these questions: Why do I have to complete this training? Who needs to complete this training? When do my employees need to complete the training by? Where does the training take ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The four biggest challenges facing UST operations and what to do about them

    The current trend towards consolidation in the retail petroleum marketplace is creating momentum for companies to acquire assets much more rapidly than ever before. Strong asset valuations are driving smaller portfolio sell-offs, and the industry continues to see an influx of capital from companies who wish to invest in the US. With each new acquisition, however, there are increasing ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Medical Industry: Compliance Problems Solved by Ethylene Oxide Scrubber at Specialty Gas Plant Case Study

    The ethylene glycol produced in the ethylene oxide scrubbing operation acts as an antifreeze to allow year-round operation. Problem: A specialty gas producer was confronted with an EPA compliance problem in dealing with ethylene oxide (EtO). The chemical had been added to the toxicity lists of the U.S. EPA and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Does Chlorine Contact Tank Mixing Reduce Detention Time and THM Formation?

    Water and wastewater utilities can account for nearly 40 percent of a small city's energy use. By more efficiently managing its energy use, a community can significantly affect operational costs and improve its financial sustainability. Proper mixing increases detention time by adding a vertical plug-flow element to the flow of water through a chlorine contact tank. The increased detention time ...


    By Medora Corporation

  • Midwest leader Gallagher uniform uses Abanaki to balance stellar service with environmental stewardship

    Since 1893, family-owned and operated Gallagher Uniform has provided a full range of uniform service options. Today, the company is set up to meet the needs of virtually every organization in south central Michigan that requires uniforms, from small operations of 10 employees to large enterprises with a workforce of 6,000. The four brothers who currently own and manage the business have over 100 ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Important environmental issues at aviation facilities, Part II

    Many people think of risk management as having adequate insurance to cover potential disasters. A better approach is preventing or minimizing disaster in the first place. The dictionary definition of risk management is the technique or profession of assessing, minimizing, and preventing accidental loss to a business, as through the use of insurance, safety measures, etc. In the last issue, we ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Case Study - Plains All American Pipeline Company (Plains)

    Principal Client Services: CEQA/NEPA Air Quality Water Quality Toxic Materials Mitigation Measure Implementation Permitting E2 has provided environmental consulting services to Plains All American Pipeline Company (Plains) and predecessors Pacific Energy Partners and ARCO Pipeline for over a decade. Activities have covered broad areas from ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • Cheniere energy achieves immediate and ongoing efficiencies with robust, integrated EH&S compliance solution

    In 1996, Cheniere Energy Inc. was primarily an exploration and production (E&P) company with fewer than 10 employees. Five years later, its leadership team changed directions, remaking the company as a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal organization. Today, Cheniere has over 200 employees providing customers – such as Chevron and Total – with terminal services that include international ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Integrated Environmental Risk Management in Real Estate Transactions

     Traditional risk management posits a rational, five-step process for managing risks. The outstanding differences between this traditional process and the environmental risk management process lie in the technicality and complexity of step one (identifying and analyzing environmental risk) and of the first part of step two (examining the feasibility of  alternative risk management, ...

  • Portable belt skimmer cleans up contaminated groundwater

    Chemviron Midwest, Inc. an industrial consulting and remediation firm in Wooster, Ohio frequently needs to recover hydrocarbons from groundwater. Typical situations include remedial studies, soil contamination, groundwater studies, environmental compliance, permitting applications and environmental site assessments during property transfers. Because of the variety of situations encountered, the ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • USPS UST spill site remediation US postal service, White Plains vehicle maintenance facility White Plains, NY

    GEA served as an engineering design and environmental compliance consultant as well as Site Manager providing CM services for site remediation and cleanup. Two underground diesel and gasoline storage tanks were removed from the VMF site when a gasoline spill was discovered during the excavation. Services provided by GEA included:· Construction Management Services·  UST ...


    By GEA Engineering PC

  • EHS governance: Responding to crisis at Ashland

    When Ashland 'got religion' in 1988, it provoked serious and valuable reform to rebuild public confidence that improved performance and instilled a culture of environmental responsibility in the organization. THE BEGINNING January 2, 1988, is the day that some people say that Ashland 'got religion.' I will never forget the news flash on CNN that an oil spill had occurred on the Monongahela River ...


    By AHC Group

  • A REC is a REC, right? Wrong!

    A Recognized Environmental Condition, or REC for short, is a term everyone involved in a commercial property transaction is familiar with. It is a potential problem area for the perspective commercial property buyer, a red flag to the lender, and often a headache for the seller and buyer both. Officially defined by ASTM International (ASTM, E-1527-05) as “the presence or likely presence of any ...

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