Environmental Compliance News

  • Free Webinar - Brexit & Trump: What They Mean for Environmental Regulatory Compliance

    As we approach the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome which established what is now the European Union, never before have the post-war legal and regulatory structures been in such doubt.  Populist majority votes have left the UK set to leave the European Union, and across the Atlantic, have brought Donald J. Trump into the U.S. Oval Office.  Now with sweeping changes ...


    By Compliance and Risks

  • Clarke Energy Passes Achilles with Flying Colours

    Achilles is the accreditation scheme that utilities companies and our customers such as United Utilities, Thames Water, Severn Trent use. Clarke Energy passed 100% in almost every category. The category’s assessed were Health and Safety, ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Medgate Enhances Compliance Management with RegScan™

    Medgate, the global leader in providing enterprise-grade, SaaS-based Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) risk management solutions, is delighted to announce a partnership with RegScan to integrate regulatory content. The importance of proper Compliance Management has been well documented. The Regulatory landscape continues to update and change and companies need to not only keep up with them ...


    By RegScan, Inc.

  • Implico to Set Up Information Security Management System (ISMS)

    As digital transformation continues to advance, cyber security is becoming more important than ever before. Germany’s new IT Security Act requires the operators of critical infrastructures to set up an Information Security Management System (ISMS). While the Implico Group is not legally obligated to establish an ISMS, some of its customers are. Responding to its customers’ increasing ...


    By Implico Group

  • Aerosol can disposal - what is required?

    During management system audits or compliance audits the management of aerosol cans is one issue that is seldom management consistently. The disposal of aerosol cans depends on the condition of the can and the hazardous waste generator status of the site.  The condition of the can can be: Empty Partially Empty An empty aerosol can is one where the contends of ...

  • DCPSC Releases Staff Report on Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability

    Last week (1/25), the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (Commission) released Order No. 18673 which issued for public comment a staff report on Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (MEDSIS). The goal of MEDSIS is to increase sustainability for District consumers and make the energy delivery system more reliable, efficient, cost effective and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • KEMI Consulting on Draft Nano Register Regulation

    The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) is in the process of consulting with stakeholders on a draft regulation that would require companies to provide information on nanomaterials in chemical products to the Swedish products register by February 28, 2019.  According to KEMI, the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The Sustainability Yearbook 2017 selects Gamesa as one of the world`s most sustainable companies

    Once again, Gamesa has been included in The Sustainability Yearbook which recognises the efforts made by companies all over the world on the sustainability front. This year's edition ranks Gamesa among the top 15 companies in the Machinery and Electrical Equipment category, which is led by CNH Industrial and for which which 104 large firms were analysed. Compiled annually by RobecoSam, this ...


    By Gamesa

  • NuScale submits first SMR application to U.S. regulators

    NuScale Power has submitted its small modular reactor (SMR) design to U.S. regulators, the first design certification application for any SMR in the country. The company submitted its 12,000 page application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) last week. The NuScale SMR design consists of integrated pressurized water reactor modules capable of generating up to 50 megawatts (MW) of ...

  • TSCA: EPA Proposes Requirements for TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive)

    On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule that would require an electronic notification for chemical substances listed on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory that were manufactured (including imported) for non-exempt commercial purposes during the ten-year time period ending on June 21, 2016. 82 Fed. Reg. 4255. EPA would also ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA: EPA Proposes Regulation of TCE use in vapor degreasing under TSCA Section 6(a)

    In an expected action, on January 11, 2017, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a proposed rule under Section 6(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to regulate the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) in vapor degreasing.  The proposed rule has not yet been published in the Federal Register, but ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • WEBINAR - Chemical Substance Regulation in Central and South America: A Deeper Dive

    The Central and South American chemical regulatory environment continues to be one that is challenging to understand, navigate, and manage from a business perspective.  These challenges most often stem from one of three aspects:  a lack of knowledge concerning the regulatory and governmental authority structure; a challenge in determining which regulations (local, national, and/or trade ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Four new SVHCs added to REACH Candidate List

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has officially added four substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List for authorization, bringing the total number of substances on the list to 173. The new additions of January 12, 2017 are: ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • A Training Event you don’t want to miss: TargetSolutions’ Networking & Training Workshop

    Are you already utilizing TargetSolutions to manage your fire department’s training? Are you currently researching which computer-based system best suits your agency’s needs? Do you like appetizers? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions be sure to reserve your spot for ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Carbon Arc Lights: History, Transformation and Applications

    Before the introduction of incandescent bulbs and LEDs, carbon arc lamps ruled the commercial lighting sector. Previously, the outdated luminaries were used to light up streets, support filming projects and illuminate local landmarks for travelers. The fixtures helped kick start the electric lighting era by encouraging the development of commercial units, including early motion picture Kliegl ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Top Five Reasons to Attend Omnitracs Outlook 2017

    “New year, new you,” or so the saying goes. So, why not celebrate a new year of learning by signing up for Omnitracs Outlook 2017? Fleet management professionals will find many reasons Outlook will help their business in 2017, but we’ve compiled the top five. ELD Mandate Preparation We’re bringing in compliance experts to help you comply with the ELD ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • Biobased chemical, fuel makers seek parity for their products under trump

    Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in the December 28, 2016, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report story "Biobased Chemical, Fuel Makers Seek Parity For Their Products Under Trump" (subscription required): Biobased chemical and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • VelocityEHS Wins 2016 New Product of the Year Award for its Environmental Management Software

    VelocityEHS, the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, was awarded top honors in the Environmental Protection 2016 New Product of the Year Awards. The company’s comprehensive environmental management software – which includes Air ...


    By VelocityEHS

  • REACH Enforcement Action to Focus on CLP, SVHC and PIC

    The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement is set to launch a new enforcement campaign focusing on the classification and labeling of mixtures and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). This comes as part of its sixth major coordinated enforcement project under REACH and encompasses three key enforcement priorities for ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Trump taps climate change skeptic to head EPA

    President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a well-known critic of President Obama’s carbon reduction policies, to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a move which lays bare Trump’s determination to dismantle the EPA’s efforts to curb global climate change. Pruitt has openly questioned the scientific consensus that man-made ...

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