In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking about the regulations that require notifying customers of reportable chemicals. See what the experts had to say. Q: What regulation requires you to notify your customer […]
Compiling, analyzing, and reporting environmental, health, and safety (EHS) data can be labor-intensive, time-consuming, and exhausting even for the most seasoned EHS leaders. EHS professionals are usually inundated with complex tasks such as tracking and managing hundreds of chemicals across multiple facilities and states in an effort to submit EPCRA compliance reports accurately and on […]
In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking about reporting drug information to the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. See what the experts had to say. Q: We are a municipality. Are we exempt […]
Industry supplying or importing mercury or products with mercury added to them has new reporting tools available for use, according to a news release issued by the EPA on February 22, 2022. The updated Mercury Electronic Reporting (MER) application and compliance guide was released in time for calendar year 2021 data reporting and will make […]
No environment, health, and safety (EHS) manager wants to experience a release of hazardous materials or waste. Accidents happen, however, and it’s important to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Experts at EHS Hero recently answered a subscriber’s question about release reporting requirements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)—let’s see what […]
On January 5, 2021, the EPA announced it was reopening the reporting period under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Active-Inactive Rule, whereby companies identified chemicals that were manufactured, imported, or processed in the United States during the 10-year time period ending on June 21, 2016.
Say the words, “reporting to your customer” around most VPs or directors of EHS and get ready for the frowns, the grins, and perhaps the expletives. It’s not that they don’t value transparency. It’s that the whole process of reporting safety performance data to customers is often highly administrative, time-intensive, and even contentious.
Q. I manage our filter cake waste as a hazardous secondary material (HSM) and notified the EPA and state environmental protection agency before managing the waste as a HSM. Are there any other reporting requirements after the initial notification?
Section 8(b)(10) of the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) directs the EPA to develop an inventory of mercury supply, use, and trade in the United States and, based on that inventory, recommend actions, including proposed revisions of federal law or regulations, “to achieve further reductions in mercury use.” To create the inventory, the section […]
Responding to recommendations from owners and operators (O/Os) of electric power plants subject to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), the EPA is proposing final regulations to require the submission of compliance data through a single electric reporting system rather than through two systems as established by the original MATS (February 16, 2012, FR). […]