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ERA's Environmental Compliance Management Blog

Our EH&S blog is your go-to source for industry news, advice, and compliance information. With each post, our team of experts (advanced degree holders in chemistry, environmental science, management, and more) maps out today’s most pressing EH&S issues. We also try to keep things interesting!

We’re committed to helping companies like yours maintain safe, efficient, environmentally-conscious operations. Use the buttons below to find EH&S blog posts that match your specific interests. And if you don’t see the type of content you need, please let us know!

Canada's Carbon Plan Solidifies, as New Emissions Deals Land

Posted by Lorcan Archer

Since Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his plan to implement a carbon tax across Canada on October 3, there has been a tremendous amount of interest in how this will be applied, and its potential impact on business both north and south of the Canadian border.

While there has been a considerable backlash against the plans (particularly from Canadian provinces), as well as strong support from environmental groups; what’s clear is that a major economy in the G7 is proceeding with a plan that will put in place year-on-year increases on the price of emitting carbon.

With a substantial majority, the Liberal Party of Canada seems committed to this course of action. Businesses would do well to ready themselves for more robust environmental management and reporting.  

As an industry development, this carbon plan is important. However, it’s not happening in isolation... 

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Also posted in: Environmental Compliance & Data Management, GHG

CO2 Reaches Tipping Point as Post-Paris World Gears Up For Carbon Tax

Posted by Lorcan Archer

Last week, it was announced that the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) present in the global atmosphere had reached the key level of 400 parts per million.

This is a milestone. The 400 parts per million stat has long been considered a key ‘tipping point’ in CO2 levels. Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in Hawaii, which directs the program that detected this reading, described it as the point at which “irreversible damage to the environment” occurs.

As with most climate science, it’s not a reading that will result in sudden, observable changes in the environment – but it is an indication that human activity has considerably altered the make-up of the planet’s atmosphere. Harm reduction, particularly via air emissions, is the goal from here on in. This was the focus of the recent Paris climate deal.

Policymakers are taking notes – and so should industry in general.

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Also posted in: Environmental Compliance & Data Management, GHG

Tank Emissions Software: What You Need to Know First

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

Have you ever considered using some kind of software for tracking and reporting your tank emissions? Most Oil & Gas businesses have realized that tank emissions software is the most effective way to manage their EH&S obligations. In fact, ERA Environmental was invited to come speak at the Oil & Gas Environmental Conference this December to talk about how to evaluate and compare tank emissions software.

Want to see our other OGENV Presentations? 
Click here for Building a Compliance Management System for the Oil & Gas Industry
Click here for Conducting a World Class Environmental Audit: Oil & Gas Facilities

If you've come to the conclusion that your business would benefit from a tank management software, there are some things to consider before hand:

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Also posted in: Environmental Compliance & Data Management, Oil & Gas

Building a Compliance Management System for the Oil & Gas Industry

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

At the recent 2015 Oil & Gas Environmental Conference (OGENV), ERA Environmental was invited to come speak about how any oil & gas facility can design, develop, and implement a system for managing and improving compliance tasks.

Want to see our other OGENV Presentations? 
Click here for Tank Emissions Software: What You Need to Know First
Click here for Conducting a World Class Environmental Audit: Oil & Gas Facilities

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Also posted in: Environmental Compliance & Data Management, Oil & Gas

Conducting A World Class Environmental Audit: Oil & Gas Facilities

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

ERA was at the 2015 Oil & Gas Environmental Conference (OGENV) in Dallas, Texas recently and we were invited to give a presentation on Conducting and Preparing for a World Class Environmental Audit

Want to see our other OGENV Presentations? 
Click here for Tank Emissions Software: What You Need to Know First
Click here for Building a Compliance Management System for the Oil & Gas Industry

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Also posted in: Conferences, Environmental Compliance & Data Management, Oil & Gas

Sneak Peek: ERA's Compliance Talk at the Oil & Gas Environmental Conference

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

Today ERA's co-founder Gary Vegh is giving a presentation on compliance management at the Oil & Gas Environmental Conference, taking place today in Texas. 

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Also posted in: Environmental Compliance & Data Management

Winning the Battle against Bad Data: the EH&S Systems Approach

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

Your processes create a constant stream of data: for example, a single petrochemical site can generate literally millions of data points that all need to get processed and analyzed. Sometimes this can feel like an avalanche of data that is resource-intensive and impossible to keep up with.

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Also posted in: Environmental Compliance & Data Management

Compliance Software Systems: Understanding Your Choices

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

Chances are if you’re reading this you’re looking for or wanting to learn more about Enterprise Compliance Systems or Software. This article will help you do just that: explain the different types of compliance software available and pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of each one.

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Also posted in: Environmental Compliance & Data Management

Oil & Gas Tanks Emissions Management: Splash vs. Submerged Loading

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

When you rely on tanks to store, mix, or transport products and materials, you know just how complex it can be to measure and manage air emissions from any loading process. Every small detail about how you run your operations can affect the quantity of emissions you need to report and your permit requirements.

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Also posted in: Environmental Compliance & Data Management, Oil & Gas, Emissions Management

Why Continuous Data Automation Works for the Oil and Gas Industry

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

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Also posted in: Environmental Compliance & Data Management, Oil & Gas, Emissions Management