Tier II Chemical Inventory Reports

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If we haven’t scheduled your Tier II reporting by now, what are you waiting for? Chemical Inventory reporting is about to be in full swing for this year (March 1st deadline.) Facilities covered by the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) requirements must submit an Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Form to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), …

10 Elements for Improving Environmental Performance and Compliance

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On September 12, EES hosted a breakfast seminar on the U.S. EPA’s environmental compliance Audit Policy as it applies to hospitals and universities. This well received seminar featured a presentation from Samantha Beers, the EPA Region 3 Director of the Office of Enforcement, Compliance and Environmental Justice. Those who attended the seminar will receive copies of the presentations. If you …

EES Conducts Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Audits

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Is your facility in compliance with EPA and OSHA regulations? Are you aware of the differences between the state and federal environmental laws and regulations as they apply to your operations? Are your health and safety training programs kept current and well documented? Have pending regulations, such as Boiler MACT, been evaluated for applicability to your company? Are you required …

Environmental Management Systems Overview

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Our last EES post discussed environmental, health and safety compliance auditing.  What are your options if your compliance audit shows significant problem areas at the facility? After you correct the immediate problems, you should consider developing an Environmental Management System (EMS). An EMS is a set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and …