This is the second of a three-part series that examines the recent U.S. SEC Guidance on financial disclosures related to climate change. This article provides a detailed analysis of the SEC Guidance.
Archive for April 2010
The United Kingdom’s Process Safety Leadership Group (PSLG) final report on Safety & Environmental Standards for Fuel Storage Sites was published on 11 December 2009, the fourth anniversary of the fire and explosion at the Buncefield fuel storage facility. The recommendations contained in the report effectively become best practice for the UK fuel storage industry and are also expected to be widely referenced in countries outside of the UK.
In March 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provided free public access to the consolidated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory on its website for the first time. The TSCA inventory contains EPA’s consolidated list of industrial chemicals. This article provides source links for downloading the TSCA inventory.
Many existing, unlined open dumps and landfills in low income countries are closing and will be replaced with new, lined landfills with leachate collection and treatment. One key mechanism for ensuring new landfill operational success is to develop an interim design and operational approach for the existing landfill. The interim approach is a transitional step that incorporates improved landfilling practices, enables the existing landfill to be operated to a higher standard, and initiates the operational paradigm shift needed to successfully operate the new landfill.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced last month that 15,000 employers were notified by letter that injury and illness rates at their work sites were higher than average. OSHA is urging these businesses to seek the expertise they might need to address the root causes of their poor performance. OSHA was also
This is the first of a three-part series that examines the recent U.S. SEC Guidance on financial disclosures related to climate change. This article reviews accounting basics that will help readers better understand the context of the SEC Guidance.
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