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  • AQE 2017 air quality event partners with IAPSC

    AQE 2017, the international Air Quality and Emissions show (Telford, UK, 24th & 25th May) has partnered with IAPSC (Investigation of Air Pollution Standing Conference) to deliver the conference on the second day of the AQE event. Administrative services for IAPSC are provided by Ricardo Energy & Environment. Their Alison ...

  • Respiratory Protection for Workers Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the importance of respiratory protection for workers in various industries.  “OSHA reports that an estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Keep building knowledge of environmental regulation

    Andy Ingriselli, president of Aquatech Pump and Power Inc., the Canadian wastewater contracting company featured in the April GOMC profile story, makes a great point about being proactive in working with environmental regulators. Rather than hope to avoid greater oversight on their mining work sites, Ingriselli wants to let the regulators know his company is knowledgeable about the rules and just ...


    By Aquatech Dewatering Company

  • Keep building knowledge of environmental regulation

    Andy Ingriselli, president of Aquatech Pump and Power Inc., the Canadian wastewater contracting company featured in the April GOMC profile story, makes a great point about being proactive in working with environmental regulators. Rather than hope to avoid greater oversight on their mining work sites, Ingriselli wants to let the regulators know his company is knowledgeable about the rules and just ...


    By Aquatech Dewatering Company

  • Are Canadians missing the mark on energy and environmental regulations?

    Policymakers have encumbered Canadians with superfluous and needlessly costly environmental regulations that do little to improve the environment, finds a new study released by the Fraser Institute. “From light bulb bans to plastic bag bans, governments across the country have implemented inefficient policies that put unnecessary constraints on Canadians’ personal ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Recolight welcomes new amendements to the environmental permitting regulations

    Waste electrical and electronic equipment producer compliance scheme Recolight has welcomed the approval of a new amendment to the Environmental Permitting Regulations which allows collection points to store WEEE for “as long as needs be”, rather than the current storage limit of three months. Recolight health, safety and compliance manager Gemma Bristow told MRW that the new amendment will ...

  • Nuclear regulators to review environmental modelling for radiation safety

    Issues of radiation safety and environmental protection go hand in hand. At the IAEA last week, experts from 40 countries examined the transfer of radionuclides to plant and animal life, to improve how risks are assessed and ultimately reduced. 'All nuclear facilities and uranium mines, in their day-to-day activities, release some amount of radioactive effluents into the environment, transferring ...

  • Defra consultation on Environmental Permitting Regulations amendments

    As part of the Red Tape Challenge recommendations, Defra proposed to simplify the link between Permitting and Planning to enable Permitting applications to be speeded up. A consultation has now been issued that ends on 4 April. It suggests a range of measures, but the key one for those wishing to license a site for a waste operation is to remove the need for planning permission to have been ...

  • Voluntary environmental regulation may be better for industry

    Environmental regulation that is developed voluntarily within a company, for example through eco-management schemes, is more likely to lead to a competitive advantage than compulsory regulation, according to new research. A study of 208 Spanish companies suggests that command-and-control legislation tends to be perceived as a threat. There is a complex relationship between environmental ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cap-and-Trade regulation posted on Ontario Environmental Registry

    Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) posted on the Environmental Registry February 25, 2016, a regulatory proposal for a new cap-and-trade regulation designed to generate approximately $1.8-1.9 billion per year to fund projects aimed at reducing emissions. The proposed framework includes: An appendix presenting detailed technical information for the ...

  • The challenge of regulating nanomaterials

    Lynn L. Bergeson is quoted in an article in the January 15, 2008, issue of Environmental Science & Technology regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) clarification that nanomaterials are not considered new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Major overhaul for pollution regulations

    A major review of the way British authorities protect the environment is in the pipeline. Environment Minister Elliot Morley announced the planned review at a conference on environmental justice in Sunderland this week. At this stage Defra, which is leading the review, has only sketched an outline of what might be involved, but has suggested it could lead to a far-reaching overhaul of the ...

  • New regulations for 2011

    A number of new domestic (both State and Federal) and international regulations are in effect in 2011. The new Emergency Response Guide Book, released in 2008, is now available with Chemical Safety’s Environmental Management Systems (EMS) software, as are new Building Code rules and regulations, international labeling requirements under the Global Harmonized System for labeling and ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • EPA Announces Perchlorate Regulations

    On Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their decision to develop drinking water regulations for perchlorate.  “As improved standards are developed and put in place, clean water technology innovators have an opportunity to create cutting edge solutions that will strengthen health protections and spark economic growth,” EPA Administrator ...


    By Solutions-IES

  • Amendment to permitting regulations 2014

    Defra has confirmed that the government is to go ahead with suggested amendments to the environmental permitting regime, which is intended to ease the regulatory burden on businesses in the sector. Plans outlining proposed changes to the Waste Transfer Note (WTN) system were published on the 9th of December. Amongst many of the amendments to environmental laws intended to ease the burden of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Regulation for a sustainable water industry

    A new report published this month by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM, UK), Regulation for a Sustainable Water Industry, describes CIWEM's positive vision for the future water industry in England and Wales. CIWEM believes a wide-reaching review of the governance of the water industry is needed now to ensure that our use of water is sustainable in the long ...

  • Regulating Carbon Emissions in Canada

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has issued a report analyzing three policy proposals currently in play to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, and recommends alternatives to what is being contemplated by governments and the oil and gas industry. Notes the Institute, the provinces, Canada and the oil and gas industry are under pressure to ramp up ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The right’s resistance to regulation

    Book details how conservatives have changed the terms of the environmental debate in recent decades. Written by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office.You can read the original story in MIT NewsJames Watt, who served as Secretary of the Interior from 1981 ...

  • Council adopts biocides regulation

    The Council today adopted1 a regulation amending biocides regulation 528/2012/EU (PECOS 140/13). Biocides are chemicals used to suppress organisms that are harmful to human or animal health or that cause damage to natural or manufactured materials. Examples of biocidal products are insect repellents, disinfectants and industrial chemicals such as anti-fouling paints for ships and material ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Battery regulations made into law

    New regulations on recycling waste batteries and accumulators were laid in the UK Parliament on Wednesday (14 March). The Government has produced regulations that establish the legislative framework for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries and accumulators in the UK. The Regulations implement the waste provisions of the Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and ...

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