NESHAP Regulation Changes: “Once In, Always In” Is No More

The EPA released a memo in 2017 changing the way the agency treats the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) applicability, which has added a new layer of complexity to navigating federal regulations. Before the new interpretation, the policy stood as once a NESHAP applied to your business there was no way to get out from under it unless you could prove the emissions source was permanently gone. So, unless you went out of business or removed a significant portion of … [Read more...]

Case Study: Metals Processor Released from $47,000 Form R Fine

If you use EPCRA Section 313 chemicals, you are very familiar with toxic release inventories or TRIs. Regardless of whether you are required to submit your reporting to the EPA, you must always have records of the methodology and supporting calculations that establish your usage. In other words, if you use these chemicals you have to monitor and record your activities. That reporting and recordkeeping is subject at any time to EPA inspection to confirm the process and information were … [Read more...]

The Value of Outsourced Environmental Compliance Services

It was my experience with the challenges of keeping up with environmental monitoring and compliance that led me to DECA Environmental 18 years ago. Small, straightforward operations and large, complex facilities all struggle with creating efficient and accurate processes to keep them in compliance. There was and still is a need in the marketplace for outsourced experts. One of our long-time clients, Phil Williamson, Director Environmental Health and Safety for Autoneum North America Inc., … [Read more...]

The Value of an Environmental Reporting Online Tracking System

Environmental emissions reporting can be an arduous task if you do not have systems in place to monitor what materials you use and in what quantities. Your SDS system is the root of the process, and is preferably one that works well with your emissions database for streamlined reporting. Lippert Components, a supplier of components to the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing, trailer, bus, marine and heavy truck industries, has used DECA Environmental’s Online SDS and integrated … [Read more...]