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University of Texas Taps Locus’ ePortal for Compliance

The University of Texas at El Paso has selected software company Locus Technologies’ ePortal platform to provide an integrated system for monitoring and managing its compliance needs at its main campus.

The UTEP EH&S department is responsible for a variety of regulatory compliance issues at the campus, which is undergoing a major expansion, with more than $290 million in new construction and renovation projects underway. University facilities services are designing new buildings to meet LEED specifications, re-designing landscaping to conserve water, and retrofitting existing facilities to reduce energy and water consumption.

Prior to selecting ePortal, each person responsible for individual compliance activities was required to log tasks in Microsoft Outlook calendars. Now, they will be able to centralize all activities into one, web-based Locus database.
The ePortal product will provide the UTEP EH&S team with full-campus visibility over activities, asset management, and construction, to help ensure that the university is complying with all regulations. UTEP hopes that the software will allow its EH&S management team to take a more holistic view of its operations, reducing departmental expenditures.
In December last year, Del Monte Foods announced it was using ePortal for monitoring and managing its energy use, water, and other sustainability measures. Del Monte is seeking to optimize consumption of environmental resources, lower greenhouse gas emissions and encourage more sustainable growth.
In January, ChemAdvisor announced that its chemical regulatory database will be offered as a module within ePortal. As a result of the product combination, ChemAdvisor will refresh its List of Lists database, which contains almost 4,000 regulatory lists from around the world, through the Locus ePortal. EPortal customers who subscribe to the database will have seamless access to a fast way to search for regulatory information on specific chemicals and chemical groups, the companies said.
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