Environmental Management

Improving the Quality of Phase I ESA Reports

Jun 7th, 2014 | By
Improving the Quality of Phase I ESA Reports

This article provides practical tips for improving Phase I environmental due diligence reports. Great advice for new and experienced practitioners.



Improve Training with Accelerative Learning

May 24th, 2014 | By
Improve Training with Accelerative Learning

Take a break and listen to this webinar from the Auditing Roundtable on adult learning and the power of Accelerative Learning. Michael Bittner and Amy McDonald from ERM are the guest speakers.   About Accelerative Learning Some of the world’s leading companies use Accelerative Learning (AL) techniques to improve training effectiveness.  Not only does training
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U.S. TRI Reporting for Oil & Gas Extraction

Apr 20th, 2014 | By
U.S. TRI Reporting for Oil & Gas Extraction

In January 2014, sixteen environmental advocacy and grassroots organizations filed a supplement to a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to add the oil and gas extraction industry to the list of facilities required to report under the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).  Historically, the oil and gas extraction industry was excluded from reporting
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Environmental Budgets Growing in 2014

Mar 9th, 2014 | By
Environmental Budgets Growing in 2014

More than 62% of corporations worldwide will increase spending on environmental management initiatives in 2014, and 31% will increase spending in the double-digits according to a new report released by independent analyst firm Verdantix. The survey of 250 heads of environment, health, and safety (EHS) in 13 major economies found that just 3% plan to
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Hazardous Materials: 4 Common Shipping Mistakes

Jan 21st, 2014 | By
Hazardous Materials: 4 Common Shipping Mistakes

People often make mistakes when shipping hazardous materials, and this article provides strategies for hazardous materials offerors in the United States to avoid four common shipping errors: failing to understand regulatory differences between modes of transportation; mistakenly assuming that common articles and substances are non-hazardous; failing to understand the regulatory implications of returned and self-transported
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The World’s Largest Environmental Consulting Firms (2012 – 2013)

Jan 18th, 2014 | By
The World’s Largest Environmental Consulting Firms (2012 – 2013)

Editor’s Note: This article, published in January 2014, provides information on company performance from 2012. For an updated list of the world’s largest environmental consulting companies, click here.   The value of the global environmental consulting (EC) market reached US$27.4 billion (£16.7 billion) in 2012, up 3.6% over the previous year, according to the latest report
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Improving Ecosystems through Rewilding

Dec 9th, 2013 | By
Improving Ecosystems through Rewilding

Rewilding is a method of restoring the increased functionality of ecosystems through the re-introduction of flora and fauna into areas where they may once have existed but are not currently present. The concept aims to work with natural processes to restore a more self-sustaining ecosystem that is less reliant on people for continued inputs or
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Costa Rica: New Soil Contamination and Remediation Decree

Nov 21st, 2013 | By
Costa Rica: New Soil Contamination and Remediation Decree

On July 10, 2013, Costa Rican authorities issued a Decree implementing rules on ground conservation and remediation based on the concentration levels of certain regulated substances (RS), such as arsenic, mercury, and polychlorinated biphenyls, in soil. Decree 37757-S will enter into force on January 10, 2014. It will affect people and corporations manufacturing, transporting, using,
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Where Have You Gone, Ernest Hemingway?

Nov 20th, 2013 | By
Where Have You Gone, Ernest Hemingway?

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”  — Ernest Hemingway   I’ve always thought that two of the most interesting challenges in one’s career as an EHS professional might be (1) to write an article on effective writing and (2) to give a presentation on effective
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Open for Business: EHS Priorities Following the U.S. Government Shutdown

Oct 27th, 2013 | By
Open for Business: EHS Priorities Following the U.S. Government Shutdown

A lot of attention has been spent explaining the impacts of the 16-day U.S. federal government shutdown, which ended on October 17th.  Although the shutdown did slow rulemaking efforts at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as federal employees were furloughed, the shutdown has now ended and these activities are proceeding as scheduled. This article
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