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ERA's Environmental Compliance Management Blog

Industry experts weigh in on new and buzzworthy EHS news, giving you advice, insights, and best practices on the latest Environmental, Health & Safety regulations – providing everything you need to know for EHS compliance management. Get researched insights into EHS topics affecting your business.

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How the U.S. EPA Audit Policy Assists Noncompliant Facilities

Posted by Carla Samuel

When it comes to meeting EPA requirements, many businesses may be afraid to submit their records. TRI Reporting is a regulatory necessity and a legal obligation for companies that use hazardous chemicals, and the EPA relies on accurate reporting.

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Also posted in: TRI, Emissions Management

Tank Emissions and Quad O Compliance: Important Definition Change

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

Quad O – otherwise known as CFR 40 part 60 Subpart OOOO — is one of the most broad-reaching regulations in the Oil & Gas industry, covering storage tanks, compressors, sweetening units, leak detection and repair (LDAR) and many other common VOC sources used in onshore production.

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Also posted in: Oil & Gas, Emissions Management

Flare Emissions Monitoring: Managing the Avalanche of Data

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

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If you manage a refinery, it is critical that you read this short article.

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

Oil & Gas EH&S, Chemical Emission Factors to Change: Are You Ready?

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

As the result of a lawsuit filed against the EPA, emission factors for VOC emissions from flares, wastewater treatment plants, and liquid storage tanks used by the Oil & Gas and chemical manufacturing industries are slated for review and potentially revision by the end of 2014.

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Also posted in: Oil & Gas, Emissions Management

The Economics of Automation: Aerospace and EU Emissions Trading

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

A recent article on Bloomberg Business week has captured the attention of the manufacturing industry, by tackling the issue of carbon footprints and profitability. The article discusses the fact that cutting carbon emissions is one of today’s most reliable and profitable investments any business can make for itself.

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Also posted in: Emissions Management

GHG Emissions Management Update: EPA Petitioned to Implement Cap-and-Trade

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

Attention all manufacturers related to producing any type of vehicle, including marine crafts, cars, trucks, and aircraft, including fuel:

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Also posted in: GHG, Emissions Management

GHG Emissions: Demystifying Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e)

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

If you are among those facility managers that are new to EPA GHG Reporting (for Greenhouse Gases), or are embarking on voluntary GHG reporting for the very first time, one of the first obstacles you might encounter is understanding the specific units used for Greenhouse gas reporting: the Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e).

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Also posted in: GHG, Emissions Management

Keeping Up with The Air Monitor: Air Emissions Management Resource

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

Keeping up with the latest air emissions management best practices can be difficult, especially with changing EHS regulations. This is why we put together a short list of essential reads for environmental managers. From Title V Air Permit to Emissions Management and TRI practices, we have got you covered. Make sure to stay posted with our regular blog posts to know the most recent EHS news!

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Also posted in: Emissions Management

Why the EPA Needs to Regulate Fracking Air Emissions Management

Posted by Ross O'Lochlainn

With the EPA being forced to regulate air emissions from the fracking process under the CAA, many people are raising questions about the real dangers behind fracking.

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Also posted in: EHS, Emissions Management

MATS Reinforces EPA's Dedication to Electronic Environmental Reporting

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

The EPA's new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) are the latest air emission regulations and are making a big splash. But if you read deeper into the final MATS ruling, you'll notice something new appearing in EPA regulations...

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Also posted in: Emissions Management