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  • Partech Service Carlsberg Brewery Drain Monitoring Systems at Northampton

    There are three drain monitoring systems installed on the Northampton site which are serviced quarterly by Partech Engineers. There are regulations set by government entities to protect life and the environment and so the systems are in place to monitor for accidental contamination spillage making it’s way down the drains and into the River Nene. The systems installed on the site are able ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Drinking Water Inspectorate Water regulation - Regulation 31

    The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) under the umbrella of the UK Government’s DEFRA (Department for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs) states that; “Protection of public health of consumers through safeguarding the quality of drinking water is a key aspect of the drinking water quality regulatory framework. ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Regulators: Safety, welding problems at offshore wind farm

    The nation's first offshore wind farm has experienced safety and welding problems, and regulators are closely monitoring construction, according to the regulatory agency that issued a permit for the work. Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island and began construction in July. Inspection reports about the initial weeks of construction identified "numerous" health and ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • NFU Comments on Food Safety Regulations, Deadline Extended

    National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted comments today regarding concerns with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). FDA also announced today that it has extended the comment period to Nov. 22. “NFU supported passage of FSMA, the first major overhaul of food safety ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Regulating unconventional oil and gas in Alberta

    The Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board is seeking feedback on a new approach to regulating unconventional resources, such as shale oil and shale gas. The new approach includes requiring early and meaningful stakeholder engagement, minimizing surface impacts, protecting water, and maximizing resource recovery. Albertans have until March 31 to submit feedback to the ERCB. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • San Diego Fined for Failing to Properly Enforce Storm Water Regulations

    Last month, the City of San Diego was fined for failing to enforce rules that require storm water runoff to be properly treated before it enters nearby bays and the ocean through a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4).  This news comes after a settlement was reached between San Diego and the Regional Water Quality Control Board.  The city has until November 1st to notify 142 ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Action needed on testing and regulation of nanomaterials

    A recent report from the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (UK) has presented a detailed assessment of the current state of knowledge about the effect of new materials on the environment, focusing on nanotechnology. The authors recommend that more testing is urgently needed and that existing regulations should be amended to control the development of nanomaterials, given the state of ...

  • Allen Matkins Launches California Consumer Product Health, Safety and Environmental Regulations Blog

    Regulations pertaining to consumer products shift as often as the tides of California's beaches, and manufacturers, sellers and distributors of consumer products need up-to-date information in order to avoid penalties and lawsuits. Leading California law firm Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory ...


  • Waters Introduces Regulated Bioanalysis System Solution Facilitating Consistent and Compliant Workflows

    Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today introduced the new Waters® Regulated Bioanalysis System Solution, a breakthrough LC/MS/MS system for bioanalysis that combines the latest in sample preparation, UltraPerformance  LC®  (UPLC®) separations technology and chemistries, tandem quadrupole mass spectrometry, and the UNIFI™ Scientific ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Is there a need for tougher regulations of heavy metals?

    For close to a century one of the world’s largest smokestacks released lead, arsenic and other heavy metals across Washington’s Puget Sound. The smokestack and copper smelter have since been demolished, but after the company that had owned the mine was bought by a foreign corporation there were concerns across the state that taxpayers would be left to pay the bill to clean up the environmental ...


  • Regulators in the EU and US Call upon International Oil and Gas Companies to Raise Global Safety Standards

    Just days before European rules on offshore safety for European companies abroad enter into force, and just a few months before additional requirements for companies operating in US waters take effect, the European Commissioner for energy, Guenther Oettinger, has called for operating and drilling companies to deliver the highest standards including when operating outside of American and European ...


    By European Commission

  • AWWA testifies that science should be basis for regulations on perchlorate, other water contaminants

    In testimony this morning before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) urged that sound, peer-reviewed science should drive regulatory decisions on perchlorate and other drinking water contaminants. The hearing, ...

  • NRDC Report: U.S. Nuclear Safety Regulators Ignore Severe Accident Hydrogen Explosion Risks Despite Fukushima Tragedy

    Three years after hydrogen explosions wreaked havoc in the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is still not adequately protecting American nuclear reactors from the risk of similar hydrogen blasts in a severe accident, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). As ...

  • EPA To Develop Regulations for Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 11, 2007) Today EPA announced plans to develop regulations to establish a clear path for geologic sequestration, a process of injecting captured carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, in deep rock formations for long-term storage. Once completed, the regulations will ensure there is a consistent and effective permit system under the Safe Drinking Water Act for commercial-scale ...

  • Senate Panel Advances Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation

    A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the bill, 15-5. Four Democrats joined all 11 committee Republicans to support the bill, which would set safety standards for tens of thousands of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fired regulator: Brown pushed to waive oil safeguards

    California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown's senior aides in 2011 that the governor's orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state's groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified. Brown fired the regulators on Nov. 3, 2011, one day after what the fired ...


    By Associated Press

  • Regulator: Fukushima operator gave misleading data

    Japan's nuclear regulator harshly criticized the operator of the damaged Fukushima power plant, saying it released misleading data about recent leaks of radioactive water that fanned fears excessively. Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka said Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s inadequate expertise caused it to misrepresent key radiation data about the leaks, and suggested it needed ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil-train wreck brings demands for more regulation

    The latest in a string of fiery oil-train wrecks brought renewed demands Thursday that the Obama administration quickly tighten regulations governing the burgeoning practice of transporting highly combustible crude by rail. With production booming in the Bakken oil field along the U.S. northern tier and in Canada, some experts say stronger rules to head off a catastrophe are long overdue. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Canada Publishes Proposed Hazardous Products Regulation

    On August 9, 2014, the Government of Canada published in Gazette I (Vol. 148, no. 32) a proposal for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The regulatory proposal seeks to align current systems for classification, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and labels with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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