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  • Keeping a LIMS up to date with State and Federal EPA regulations

    A LIMS is a great and almost necessary tool in any modern day environmental laboratory, whether commercial, state or municipal.  In a highly regulated community, the LIMS, like everything else in the laboratory, must evolve.  Some evolutions are complex, however, 99% of them are very simple and in many ways, mostly a matter of proper record keeping. Changes in regulatory limits, methods ...


    By Khemia Software Inc

  • States saying `No` to Cities Seeking to Regulate Businesses

    Alarmed about cities trying to outlaw plastic bags, the director of the Missouri Grocers Association decided to do something about it. So Dan Shaul turned to his state legislator- himself - and guided a bill to passage barring local governments from banning the bags. Shaul's dual role in state government and business may be a bit out of the norm. Yet his actions are not. In capitols across the ...


    By Associated Press

  • ABA webinar on `Nano governance: the current state of federal, state, and international regulation`

    On May 19, 2011, the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Committee on Pesticides, Chemical Regulation and Right-to-Know will convene a webinar on global nanotechnology governance initiatives. The program will explore the new and creative applications of existing regulatory tools and governance approaches to address the potential risks of nanotechnologies, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Ramboll engaged by Brazil´s Federal Public Ministry to oversee remediation of the Rio Doce Basin

    At an official signing ceremony on March 8th, leading engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll entered into a long-term agreement with the Federal Public Ministry of Brazil (MPF) in connection with the country’s November 2015 socio-environmental disaster. Ramboll will evaluate and monitor the work of the Renova Foundation to remediate the damage caused by the dam rupture at the ...


    By Ramboll Group

  • Pennsylvania DEP Secretary Defends States` Ability to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing

    States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place are properly overseeing the activity and do not need federal interference, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer told members of Congress on Nov. 16. Krancer testified yesterday before the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, of ...

  • Two Washington State Fruit Companies Violate Federal Air Regulations

    Two eastern Washington fruit companies failed to meet risk management plan requirements under the federal Clean Air Act, according to separate settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As part of the settlements, Dovex Fruit Company and Clasen Family Company will pay fines and submit missing reports to manage ammonia use. According to Wally Moon, EPA’s Pacific Northwest ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • China Falls Short of Stated Environmental Goals

    BEIJING, China (ENS) - China has 'flunked the first test' in meeting the energy saving and environmental protection goals stated in its current five-year plan, the 'China Daily' newspaper said today. The target set for 2006 was to reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by four percent and to cut polluting emissions by two percent but according to a new report, only Beijing and ...

  • State aid: guidelines on state aid for the environment – FAQs

    Why issue state aid guidelines for environmental protection? State aid must fulfil certain criteria and be authorised by the European Commission. The Commission issues guidelines and frameworks to help Member States by announcing in advance which measures it will consider compatible with the common market, thus speeding up their authorisation. Environmental protection is an important ...

  • A guide to the state of green business

    The Greenbiz 2012 State of Green Business Report was released last week, with some positive and not-so-positive news. The report opens with thought that conventional wisdom says that sustainable business is in the dumps. It cites the popular notions that global markets are down ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • California’s Proposition 26 Could Impact Environmental Projects across the State

    LA Testing provides environmental testing services to protect people and the environment from pollution and toxins. Tomorrow voters across California will decide the fate of Proposition 26.  If passed, Proposition 26 will make two changes to California’s State Constitution.  First it defines various state “fees” as “taxes” and secondly it requires ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • State, local governments get more say in federal environmental decision-making

    Answering the call of state and local governments to give them more involvement in the development of federal environmental rules, EPA has a new policy to broaden its consulting efforts with intergovernmental partners when new regulations and policies cost more than $25 million each. This is a significant lowering of the previous consultation threshold of $100 million. “State and local officials ...

  • Emissions Webinar - Ensure ongoing compliance with MACT, NSPS, NESHAP, and state VOC and HAP regulations

    EHS Daily Advisor is hosting a webinar this September on emission destruction technologies for compliance with MACT, NSPS, NESHAP, and state VOC and HAP regulations.  Sponsored by Verantis Environmental Solutions Group and Anguil Environmental Systems, the complimentary webcast will provide attendees with a ...

  • Hydro Water Mandates and Regulations

    Marcie Mangold answered a series of questions written by marcus evans before the forthcoming Hydro Licensing & Compliance Forum, June 6-7, 2012 in Seattle, WA. What are some common issues that the Department of Ecology is facing today in regards to hydro licensing? MM: As a hydro 401 ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Opinions on improving regulation wanted

    The new Task Force on Farming Regulation are calling for opinions and ideas on ways to improve approaches to regulation as part of a wide ranging consultation launched today. The Task Force has been challenged to find ways of reducing the bureaucratic burdens that English farmers and food producers face. In particular the Task Force are seeking examples of: ...

  • Warming Homes, Regulating Emissions

    At the urging of state regulatory bodies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expanding its wood burning appliance emissions regulation. A new ASTM International standard will enable manufacturers of masonry heaters and their components to better verify the emissions performance of their products. The new standard is  ...


    By ASTM International

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