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ERA Environmental Blog

    EPA Utility MACT Regulations Face Similar Criticism as Boiler MACTs

    Potential uncertainty in the energy sector causes unrest

    Much like the unrest spurred by the publication of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Boiler MACT rule, EPA’s March 16, 2011 Utility MACT rule is raising concerns across the industrial sector. The focus of these new Utility MACTs is to reduce power plant smokestack emissions in an industry that has largely been regulated under the Clean Air Act (CAA). (Here's a brief MACT Regulations summary, if these acronyms are unfamiliar to you.)

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    Topics: Sustainability

    New Changes to the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO)

    According to Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO) the regulation, all hazardous chemicals, including substance with explosibility, flammability, oxidability, corrosivity, health-toxicology and eco-toxicology, shall obtain the HSNO approval No. prior to being manufactured or imported in New Zealand. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) ensures that manufacturers and importers of Hazardous Substances have the appropriate HSNO approval, correct label, packaging and SDS for their substance, and comply with allowable limits (and bans) of certain Hazardous Substances within products.

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    Topics: SDS

    How Can Businesses Eliminate Worker Injuries to Reach a Goal of Zero Incidents?

    Topics: Incident Management

    What is GDPR? Prepare Your Health & Safety Team For New Regulations

    Topics: Compliance

    WHMIS 2015 Transition to GHS Standards

    Topics: Globally Harmonized System

    Software Solutions for OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard

    Topics: SDS, EHS Training

    How the U.S. EPA Audit Policy Assists Noncompliant Facilities

    Topics: TRI

    Sustainability in the Automotive Industry

    Topics: Sustainability

    Chemical Tracking in the Automotive Industry

    Topics: SDS

    Protect Trade Secret Ingredients in Chemical Products: HPR Amendment

    Topics: SDS, Globally Harmonized System