CAPACCIO’s EH&S Regulatory and Industrial News Blog

In an effort to “help industry and the environment prosper,” CAPACCIO has developed this blog to provide the latest news on environmental, health and safety related regulatory updates, management systems and sustainability topics.

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Register now for EBC New England’s panel presentation “The Evolving Role of the EHS Manager” Reply

Back by popular demand, the Environmental Business Council of New England will present The Evolving Role of the EHS Manager, a four program series which highlights panels of EHS Managers from companies and institutions from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. The first installment of the program will be Tuesday, June 9 from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm at McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A. in Woburn, MA and will feature four Massachusetts companies and institutions.

Lucy Servidio, Senior Vice President at CAPACCIO, will serve as Program Chair and Dr. Wayne Bates, CAPACCIO’s Vice President of Technical Services, will moderate the panel who includes:

•Dan Noberini, Director of HSE and Business Continuity, Novartis
•Kristine Lesso, CSP, Senior Director of EHS, Jabil
•Zehra Schneider Graham, Deputy Director EHS, UMass Boston
•Johanna Jobin, Director of Corporate Responsibility, EMD Millipore

The panel will share how their role has gone beyond managing EHS compliance and evolved into other areas including remediation, climate change, business continuity, facility planning, energy efficiency, performance metrics, sustainability, and more. The panel will help attendees better understand what EHS Managers have on their plate and what they may be looking for in terms of assistance or support at their facilities.

Program Details

Location: McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A. 300 Trade Center #7000 Woburn MA 01801 Date: Tuesday, June 9
Registration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration Fees
EBC Member: $120*
Non-Member: $165*
Government/Non-Profit: $25

*After 5:00 p.m. on June 8 and at the door, add $20.
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 8 for a refund. No-shows will be charged.

To register or learn more visit: http://ebcne.org/event/ebc-program-the-evolving-role-of-the-ehs-manager/?instance_id=#sthash.TxS7L5Kd.dpuf

TURA Higher and Lower Hazard Substances Reply

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs recently released clarification on the designation of TURA higher and lower hazard substances in Massachusetts. In case you have not received the information, it may be accessed here.

For more information, contact Lucille Servidio, CHMM, TURP at lservidio@capaccio.com or call 508.970.0033 ext. 114.

MassDEP TURA Enforcement Amnesty Program Reply

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is offering a Toxic Use Reduction Program Reporting Enforcement Amnesty from April 9, 2015 through June 30, 2016. This means that if you find that your facility should have reported under MassDEP TURA for one or more TURA chemical(s) and you self-disclose this to MassDEP, enforcement will be limited to a warning letter, a fee of one year of past owed chemical use fees for unreported chemical(s), plus $1,000 as an administrative late fee.

This enforcement amnesty program was announced via email to all TUR Planners on Friday, April 17, 2015.

To take advantage of this enforcement amnesty, please read the MassDEP’s letter to TURA planners.

For more information, please contact Linda Swift at 508.970.0033 ext. 119 or lswift@capaccio.com.

MassDEP Extends Deadline for Submittal of Certain Third-Party Inspection Reports Reply

Taken from recent MassDEP email sent by Nancy L. Seidman

Due to the extraordinary accumulation of snow over the past 6 weeks, MassDEP recognizes that performing Third Party Inspections and Stage I/II annual compliance testing may have been and could still be difficult to complete. Given this unique circumstance, MassDEP will accept as compliant TPI reports and Stage I/II certifications that were scheduled to be completed between January 15 and March 15, if they are submitted no later than March 31, 2015. This extra time will not affect a facility’s future compliance date(s).

MassDEP expects that facilities will return to normal operation as quickly as feasible so that receipt of product and all required regulatory obligations such as A/B operator inspection, system testing and TPI reports will be accomplished.

If you have additional questions please call the Stage I/UST assistance line at 617-556-1035.

If you need any additional assistance, please call Chris Walton, PE, BCEE, Senior Associate and Technical Area Leader for Tank Services at CAPACCIO at 508-970-0033 ext. 139 or cwalton@capaccio.com.