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The US EPA has promulgated a final rule changing the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan requirements. This is an oil pollution prevention rule under the Clean Water Act. It establishes procedures, methods,.....
 
 

 

 

Every company has an environmental management system ( EMS ) at some level. At what level is your company performing? Does it make good business sense to improve and upgrade your EMS ?
Vol. 6, Issue 3
The program, offered by the Kalamazoo County’s Business Environmental Education & Assistance Program provides a confidential review of a facility’s operations in terms of groundwater protection/pollution prevention strategies.
Vol. 6, Issue 3
Survey Says...
A survey was conducted to obtain an industry overview of current recordkeeping systems, the interest in improvement, and the value of having a system that has been proven to work. As an overall summary of the survey, when the industry was asked how to provide proof of environmental compliance, survey says,….."Recordkeeping"!
Vol. 6, Issue 2
Pollution Prevention Is Easy and Inexpensive-
Causing Pollution Is Easier... and Very, Very Expensive
The knowledge to identify and correct issues proactively can prevent fines and penalties, Consent Orders, or worse.  But then, who would be expected to have such knowledge?
Vol. 6, Issue 2
Crain's Detroit Business Features
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The knowledge to identify and correct issues proactively can prevent fines and penalties, Consent Orders, or worse.  But then, who would be expected to have such knowledge?
Vol. 6, Issue 1
Contingency Planning.  Does it make sense?

Your company has a contingency plan in case a computer hard drive crashes.  Your company understands that hard drives crash.  Does the government require you to have this plan?  Does your company have comparable contingency plans for environmental and safety incidents?

Vol. 6, Issue 1
Does New Source Review  Contribute to Dirty Air?
 

 

How should regulators use their discretion to interpret BACT? Should they add cost and reduce the viability of new technology, or should they interpret the regulations to fully take into account the impact of added control?