Environmental Compliance News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • WEBINAR - New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule

    On November 28, 2016, the Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions rule was published in the Federal Register and is effective as of December 31, 2016. This rule impacts thousands of entities that export and/or import shipments of hazardous wastes. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • RegScan™ & Gensuite® Announce Partnership

    RegScan, Inc., a Williamsport, PA based compliance management company, is pleased to announce that the RegScan™ One Interface can now integrate with Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS), and Compliance management software from Gensuite®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and with offices in seven countries worldwide, Gensuite® is a highly-awarded and fast-growing EHS & Management ...


    By RegScan, Inc.

  • ISO 14001:2015 Tool Box

    2017 is the year to upgrade to ISO 14001:2015 – let us help!! The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has finalized a significant revision to the ISO 14001 standard (ISO 14001:2015) on September 14, 2015 and your existing ISO 14001:2004 certificate will expire on September 14, 2018. Don’t wait until the last minute. ...

  • ISO 9002 and 9003: Is ISO 9001 a suitable replacement?

    Over the years numerous versions of the ISO 9001 standard have existed such as ISO 9000, ISO 9002 and ISO 9003. However, in the year 2000 a decision was made to replace all of these with one, less bureaucratic, system which would be able monitor tasks and activities, embed quality into the business system from the top down and use customer ...


    By QMS International Ltd

  • Environmental Report of Diehl Metal Applications for 2016

    With the current environmental report – validated and audited by an independent environmental consultant – we want to give an overview of the environmental protection activities at Diehl Metal Applications GmbH. Diehl Metal Applications (DMA) produces products at the locations in Berlin (plating technology) and Teltow (stamping and plastics technology), which are mainly ...


    By Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG

  • OPEC reaches deal to cut production

    In a surprise move, member nations of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached an agreement last week on its first output cut since 2008. The announcement sent oil prices surging, with Brent crude having its biggest weekly rally since 2009, as traders weighed the possibility the deal may help erase the global supply glut.  Prices have declined more than 50 percent ...

  • Free Webinar - Revised ISO14001 & the Product ‘Life Cycle’ Approach: the Small Change with Big Implications

    Revised ISO14001 & the Product ‘Life Cycle’ Approach: the Small Change with Big Implications With the changes to the environmental systems management standard ISO14001, companies must now consider how the environment is affected by their products across their complete life cycle. Product regulatory compliance is key. This means that for many companies, ...


    By Compliance and Risks

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation - from F to T

    FRANCE France Notifies EC Of Ban On Microplastics And Cotton Buds With Plastic Stems: France has notified the EC that it will ban “rinse-off cosmetic products for exfoliation or cleaning that contain solid plastic particles” from January 1, 2018. The  ...


    By Acta Group

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