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It is imperative that the EHS professional have a general understanding of why environmental regulations exist, how compliance is typically achieved, and when changes may
impact a sites regulatory obligations. Understanding these three elements will enable the EHS professional to manage the entire Environmental Management System more effectively and
efficiently, from A to Z. This paper will focus on air requirements and obligations, but
the same tools and concepts can be applied to other environmental aspects, such as waste and
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has developed solid waste management
regulation under state statue 18 AAC 60. These regulations were adopted as amended through April 12, 2013. The regulation requires the owner or operator of a landfill to post a sign notifying users PCB waste is prohibited. The requirement of 18 AAC 60 do not apply to the use of sewage solids with a concentration of PCBs equal to or greater than 10 milligrams per kilogram of total solids. The regulation also requires the owner or operator to develop groundwater-monitoring procedures, including consistent sampling and analysis procedures in certain classes of municipal solid waste landfills.
Compressors are used in all aspects of natural gas development. In production, they are used at the wellhead to compress gas for fluids removal and pressure equalization with gathering equipment systems. The primary use of compressors is in the natural gas processing, transmission and storage. They have been identified as an emission source that has the potential to produce emissions to the atmosphere during oil and gas production (gathering and boosting), processing, transmission and storage.
Hydraulic fracturing is a well-stimulation process that maximizes the extraction of underground resources. The process is not new, but it has become increasingly prevalent in the past decade with the advent of new technical developments such as enhanced horizontal and multi-stage fracking technologies (OSHA, n.d.). These technologies improve access to natural gas and oil deposits by allowing workers to pump large volumes of highly pressurized water and sand into a well to break down shale and other tight formations, which allows oil and gas to flow into the well.
Environmental problems have the potential to
cause serious harm and represent significant liability
and risk. This presentation will review the major
problems and issues in the environmental area that
impact SH&E professionals. Regulatory requirements,
management of environmental programs
and other topics are discussed.
This is a historic document titled "Occupational Safety and Health Laws in the United States, Mexico, and Canada". This document would be of value to those SH&E Professionals with goblal responsibilities including Mexico and Canada. The document gives and overview and summary of each country and then does provide some comparisons.
This video of the Safety 2013 Conference presentation on Demystifying Asbestos will help you understand the hazards with asbestos and the applicable standards.
This Safety 2013 conference presentation provides an update on the ASSE Government Affairs Committee.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added 40 CFR Part 262 Subpart K to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste generator regulations in December 2008. Subpart K provides standards for managing hazardous waste in academic laboratories at eligible academic entities as an alternative to the satellite accumulation area generator regulations. Subpart K protects public health and the environment by presenting alternative generator requirements better suited to the specific circumstances of teaching and research laboratories.
As specified in the cooperative agreement terms and conditions, all Assessment, Cleanup, Revolving Loan Fund (RLF), and State and Tribal Section 128(a) (for site-specific work) cooperative agreement recipients must report to EPA as soon as an accomplishment has occurred. Targeted Brownfields Assessments (TBAs) must also report accomplishments as they occur. This Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved reporting form (OMB Form 2050-0192, EPA Form 6200-03), supplements your Progress Reports with specific property information.
The Body of Knowledge project is dedicated to creating a living reference that represents the collective knowledge of the Safety, Health and Environmental profession. While the preliminary work has begun, there is still more to do. The purpose of this website is to introduce subject areas that will eventually be part of the Body of Knowledge, and to gather feedback on the future direction, and ongoing assessment of what needs to be completed.
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