Environmental Compliance Articles

  • 4 Steps to Improved Performance Verification

    The performance of any measuring device will change over time and must be regularly verified. A new checklist explains how to set up a performance verification plan for weighing equipment that is GMP-compliant and cost-efficient. Download the ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • 12 New Substances Added To ECHA REACH Authorization List

    The European Commission (ECHA) has recently added twelve new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to its REACH Authorization List, found in Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation. These latest additions take the total number of chemical substances that are subject to Authorization to 43. Background The REACH Authorization process identifies chemical substances that can have serious ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Environmental Impact does NOT equal risk

    Auditing the new ISO 14001:2015:  Environment Impacts does not equal Risk In recent transition audits, there has been one common misconception that I have seen repeated, and that is that environmental impacts are risks.  This is not correct.  Environmental impacts do not equal risk. Let’s start ...

  • Breaking the code, rev 1 - compliance requirements for California title 24-2013 for Cooling Towers, Closed Circuit Coolers and Evaporative Condensers

    The California Energy Commission released the final version of Title 24-2013 last Fall, and early this year changed the effective date of the standard from January 1, 2014 to July 1, 2014. Equipment selected for the State of California will need to meet the new Title 24, Part 6 requirements beginning July 1, 2014. Relevant requirements include: Increased efficiency requirements for Open, Axial ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Application of the European Union Emissions Trading Directive in 2015

    Executive summary This European Environment Agency (EEA) report, Application of the European Union Emissions Trading Directive in 2015, provides an updated overview of the information reported by European Union Member States on the implementation of the EU Emissions Trading System Directive (EU ETS Directive, EU, 2003). The report is based on the questionnaires reported by Member States ...

  • Air pollution regulations drive deployment of flexible abatement solutions - Case Study

    To address the growing complexity of air pollution regulations, which have to address a multi-tiered array of local authority, national and international requirements, AirProtekt of Cambridge is offering a total package air pollution service that embraces process assessment, project design, supply of the air pollution equipment, installation and commissioning. Modern Air pollution regulations ...


    By AirProtekt Limited

  • A look ahead: how real-time data helps organizations maximize performance

    Real-time data can provide agencies with a deeper understanding of your organization’s performance and provide valuable insight into future training needs. How can your department benefit from greater “intelligence”? Real-time analytics change the way organizations see themselves and influence future performance. Utilizing real-time data for fire ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • A Proteolytic Regulator Controlling Chalcone Synthase Stability and Flavonoid Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis

    Abstract Flavonoids represent a large family of specialized metabolites involved in plant growth, development and adaptation. Chalcone synthase (CHS) catalyzes the first step of flavonoid biosynthesis by directing carbon flux from general phenylpropanoid metabolism to flavonoid pathway. Despite extensive characterization on its function and transcriptional regulation, the molecular basis ...


    By H Smith Plastics LTD

  • Approval Workflows in QMS

    Achieving and maintaining compliance is not an easy job as both ISO and FDA regulations require that documents be approved before they are officially distributed or used either inside or outside the company. Obtaining approval from a group of people for a project plan, a proposal, or any other required document can be a frustrating experience: First, there is the issue of formally recording and ...


    By qmsWrapper

  • To Compete or not Compete: Looking at Competition vs. Monopoly in EPR schemes

    Across the world PRO organisations are available for companies to join in order to comply with their Extended Producer Responsibility reporting. Compliance schemes are membership organisations that register members with the relevant authority and ensure that companies meet their financial obligations under the different EPR directives.  Some countries have a monopoly compliance scheme and ...


    By Lorax Compliance Ltd

  • 8 Steps for Conducting an EHS Culture Assessment

    Environment, health and safety (EHS) managers spend a significant amount of time developing, implementing, auditing and managing their EHS programs—all while training employees, monitoring and measuring performance, and reporting on progress. But despite their best efforts, many EHS managers still find their programs fail to drive best-in-class performance. Why? In our experience, the lack ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • A New Year and a New, Evolving Approach to Compliance

    First and foremost, welcome to the New Year! I know a lot of things have been changing in this old world we live in, but NERC Compliance is here to stay, and that’s what I want to talk about. So in the spirit of the New Year, I’m making some resolutions about NERC compliance. Here they are! Do something to make Evidence Management less difficult and ...


    By Qualtrax Inc

  • Compliance Trends in 2017: what to expect, how to prepare

    Looking back on 2016, it was without doubt a year of political upheaval and increased scrutiny on the environmental, social and human rights implications of government regulations, corporate practices and consumer habits. In 2017, these changes will fuel additional compliance considerations for corporate supply chains around the world. While the future is anything but certain, our regulatory ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Petition for Waiver of 2016 cellulosic biofuel volumetric requirements

    On December 28, 2016, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) submitted a petition requesting that EPA waive the cellulosic biofuel volumetric requirements for the 2016 compliance year citing an inadequate domestic supply ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Omnitracs Outlook 2017 Training: ELD Mandate, Roadnet anywhere, and more

    Getting healthy or traveling might be part of your New Year’s resolutions, but have you thought about professional development? Fleet managers who want to cut inefficiencies and work smarter in 2017 are joining us at Omnitracs Outlook 2017. With over 70 breakout sessions to choose from, there’s something for everyone — whether you’re a Safety Specialist, Logistics Analyst, ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • White House Announces Release of Final Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology

    On January 4, 2016, the White House announced the release of the 2017 Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology (2017 Update). The Update to the Coordinated Framework provides a comprehensive summary of the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Top 10 Compliance Storylines from 2016

    For the compliance sector, 2016 was a critical year. It was a year in which regional government bodies around the globe took on greater responsibility as gatekeepers of environmental and human rights standards in the corporate sector. It was also the year of the investor, where corporate decision makers became more concerned with transparency and accountability in supply chains. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • One Year Until the ELD Mandate Compliance Date: Common Questions and How to Prepare

    A year ago, the ELD Mandate regulation was released as a final rule, and carriers now have one year until the compliance date of December 18, 2017. Step one in preparing for ELD compliance should be using the time you have now to understand the details of the regulation. Omnitracs has received a lot of questions from customers and we’re going to share some common themes. Common theme #1: ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • When OSHA Visits--Part 2

    Continuing Our Guide for New Plant Safety Managers On Monday, we took a closer look at the first few steps of an on-site OSHA visit, including the opening conference and records review. (Refresh your memory on that post ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Recap: 4 Interesting Takeaways from the NAEM 2016 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

    As the old adage goes, all good things must come to an end. The 2016 NAEM EHS & Sustainability Management Forum officially wrapped up on Friday, Oct. 28 in Denver, Colorado, and it was a fantastic event. The 24th annual event drew hundreds of EHS and sustainability professionals ...


    By Antea Group - USA

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