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Using Competitors’ Data to Boost Your Firm’s EHS Performance

Using Competitors’ Data to Boost Your Firm’s EHS Performance

Big data is changing how environment, health and safety managers do their jobs, from complying with environmental laws to managing risk and ensuring worker safety on the production floor. Here’s another way big data can boost EHS performance and businesses: you can access other companies’ data to gain a competitive … Read more »

industrial plant emissions

Facilities’ Toxic Chemical Releases Declined 6% in 2014

Industrial facilities’ toxic chemical disposal or other releases to the environment decreased 6 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to the EPA’s latest Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report. The annual report says in 2014, 84 percent of the 25 billion pounds of toxic chemical waste managed at the nation’s industrial … Read more »

toxic chemicals

Facilities Must Report on 1-Bromopropane, EPA Says

Facilities will soon be required to report on 1-bromopropane, a toxic chemical that the EPA says may cause cancer. The EPA has finalized a rule to add 1-bromopropane to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) chemical list. This chemical is used as a solvent, degreaser and adhesive, and often as a … Read more »

toxic chemicals

Chemical Reform and Reporting: What’s Next?

Using safer chemicals and improving chemical reporting has become a top priority for companies as the federal government moves closer to chemical reform legislation and consumers increasingly demand safer products and product transparency. The last few years has seen retailers and manufactures including Target, Walmart and SC Johnson take steps … Read more »

gas processing plant

Gas Processing Plants Must Disclose Chemical Releases, EPA Says

EPA rules will soon require companies to report on toxic chemicals released at natural gas processing plant. The agency, in response to a lawsuit by environmental and open government organizations, said in a letter that it will propose new regulations requiring these facilities to file Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reports. … Read more »

Toxic Waste Managed Increased in 2013

Toxic Waste Managed Increased in 2013

Most of the toxic chemical waste managed at industrial facilities in 2013 in the US was not released into the environment, according to the EPA’s annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report. The report shows that about 22 billion pounds — or 84 percent— of the 26 billion pounds of toxic … Read more »

EPA Selects Universities to Find New Uses for Toxics Data

The EPA has selected six academic partners for the 2014 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) University Challenge, a project designed to find innovative ways to increase public awareness of industrial releases of toxic chemicals in communities and around the country. TRI provides communities with information about toxic chemical releases to the … Read more »

Facilities’ Toxic Air Pollutants Declined 12% in 2012

Facilities’ Toxic Air Pollutants Declined 12% in 2012

Facilities’ total releases of toxic chemicals decreased 12 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to the EPA’s annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report. The decrease includes an 8 percent decline in total toxic air releases, primarily due to reductions in hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions. The 2012 data show that … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Toxics Release Inventory, Climate Hubs, WV Chemical Spill, Keystone XL Pipeline

Total releases of toxic chemicals decreased 12 percent from 2011-2012, according to the EPA’s annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report. The decrease includes an eight percent decline in total toxic air releases, primarily due to reductions in hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions. The 2012 data show that 3.63 billion pounds of … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Solar Duties, Sea Emissions, Social Cost of Carbon

Solar panel maker SolarWorld has filed a petition asking the Commerce Department to levy new duties on certain imports from China and Taiwan. The petition aims to close a loophole in a 2012 US trade decision, and could effectively keep Chinese manufacturers out of the American market, the New York … Read more »