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Fishy Compliance Practices Lead to Hefty Fine for Seafood Plant

Fishy Compliance Practices Lead to Hefty Fine for Seafood Plant

The Norton Sound Seafood Products Co. may have gained an economic advantage over its competitors in recent years by not abiding by EPA regulations. The company was discovered to have not met the EPA’s reporting or record-keeping requirements; it also failed to adequately monitor grinders, its waste-conveyance system, and the shore … Read more »

Hazardous Waste Rule Restored, Gives Businesses More Control

Hazardous Waste Rule Restored, Gives Businesses More Control

A prior rule that gives businesses more discretion when deciding which company will collect and recycle their solid hazardous waste has been restored by a DC Circuit judge panel. Though the judging panel upheld most of the EPA’s 2015 rule on the definition of solid waste, it ruled that portions … Read more »

Manufacturers May Struggle to Keep Up w/EPA’s Aggressive Schedule to Pass New Chemical Regs

Manufacturers May Struggle to Keep Up w/EPA’s Aggressive Schedule to Pass New Chemical Regs

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, was passed in June of 2016 and made sweeping changes to the nation’s primary chemical law. The new law requires the EPA to implement the changes through a number of regulations, which … Read more »

Walmart Spends $141M on Ethics & Compliance Systems, Positions for Increased Shareholder Returns

Walmart Spends $141M on Ethics & Compliance Systems, Positions for Increased Shareholder Returns

Walmart has spent more than $141 million on ethics and compliance systems since 2013, to manage and track efforts that include appointing over 2,300 ethics and compliance professionals, ensuring compliance is up-to-date and accurate, and creating a board-level Global Ethics, Compliance & Risk Committee, the company announced this week. Walmart says its ethics … Read more »

From Compliance to Pro-Active Safety with Mobility: Best Practices from Lendlease

From Compliance to Pro-Active Safety with Mobility: Best Practices from Lendlease

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Time: 04:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Best-in-class companies drive EHS performance by ensuring the safety of their workers, preventing injuries and illnesses, and addressing near misses. In addition, by creating and nurturing a culture of safety, they go beyond simple compliance with regulations and implement … Read more »

ABUTEC, Venture Engineering Create Custom NGL Processing System

Advanced Burner Technologies (ABUTEC) and Venture Engineering have created a custom natural gas liquid (NGL) adsorption system to help a natural gas production company in Southwestern Pennsylvania meet pipeline and dew point requirements, according to a case study by ABUTEC. The Venture Engineering/ABUTEC NGL adsorption system can remove propane, butane … Read more »

Oil Recovery System Enables EPA Compliance

Atlas Auto Crushers solved its waste oil problem and became compliant with EPA regulations by installing an oil-recovery system to reduce the amount of oil in its waste water, according to a case study. Oil Skimmers, the company that produced the oil recovery system, published the case study. Atlas Auto … Read more »

Citation Adds Regulatory Content for China, Iraq, More

Citation Adds Regulatory Content for China, Iraq, More

Environmental, health and safety compliance firm Citation Technologies has released new international regulatory content for its Compliance Suite cloud-based risk and compliance management products. New content for countries including China, Mexico, Iraq, Egypt, South Africa and Singapore gives users the ability to monitor, manage and maintain compliance in more than … Read more »

Carbon Tracking Declines Among Energy Firms, Survey Finds

A surprising 68 percent of energy and utility industry professionals say they have no system in place to track and report on carbon emissions, up from 58 percent last year, according to a survey by Enviance. And despite their lack of tracking system, more than three-fifths of the 237 professionals … Read more »

Varian Slashes Redesign Time for RoHS, REACH Compliance

Varian Medical Systems, a $2.6 billion manufacturer of medical devices and software, is reducing its time to implement engineering changes from 18 to five days with two sustainability products from SAP. Using the SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management application with product compliance functionality and the SAP Product Life Cycle … Read more »

Locus, ChemAdvisor Combine Chemical Database and Environmental ePortal

ChemAdvisor’s chemical regulatory database will be offered as a module within Locus Technologies’ ePortal, the two environmental software companies have announced. Locus president and CEO Neno Duplan said the integration will give customers comprehensive tools to manage all aspects of regulatory compliance, energy and water usage, water quality, air emissions, … Read more »

P2 Buys Beyond Compliance, Expands Software Offering

P2 Energy Solutions has added regulatory and compliance software to its offerings with the purchase of Beyond Compliance, a provider of automated compliance management products. Beyond Compliance’s health, safety and environmental offerings help companies manage regulatory, safety and corporate compliance by improving the workflow between field operations and corporate offices, … Read more »