Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc., in conjunction with Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), is hosting a Sustainability Roundtable at Waters Corporation in Milford on Thursday, September 12 from 7:45 am to 11:00 am. Moderated by Wayne Bates, PhD, PE, Vice President at Capaccio and adjunct professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the roundtable will provide expert analysis and valuable information to help companies create, manage, or fine-tune their sustainability programs.
In addition to the facilitated discussion, there will also be three great speakers on the following topics:
Sustainable Waste Streams – Central Disposal Method
Sr. Manager, Environmental Health & Safety US
EMD Serono, Inc.
Manufacturing Skills – Workforce Training
Energy and Water Conservation Initiatives at Coca Cola
Safety, Environmental, & Security Manager
Cost for AIM members is $50.00; and non-members are $100.00. To register for this event, please visit:
For more information, please contact Wayne Bates at 508.970.0033 ext. 121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do environmental, health and safety (EH&S) regulations at your hospital sometimes take a back seat to Joint Commission requirements? Is there ever confusion about which department is responsible for certain EH&S reporting and inspections? Do you feel like EH&S requirements may be slipping through the cracks? A gap analysis can help.
Capaccio recently conducted a gap analysis at a large Boston area hospital to determine what EH&S regulations were potentially being overlooked, or perhaps not assigned to anyone. The gap analysis was also able to show which of the hospital’s EH&S requirements were directly related to the Joint Commission elements of performance. In making this connection, the hospital greatly reduced the duplication of efforts by using existing programs already developed to meet the elements of performance.
Conducting a gap analysis is valuable because the hospital not only receives a list of all of its applicable EH&S regulations but also insight into how those requirements may link to Joint Commission standards. Furthermore, it provides an inventory of regulations that can be used to assign responsibility and ownership to help ensure that there are no surprises when the facility is inspected by a local, state or federal agency. This inventory can be taken one step further with a regulatory calendar that provides a detailed schedule of when submittals are due and permit renewals required. A gap analysis will make your facility run more efficiently, help ensure all EH&S requirements are being met, and also save both time and money.
To view a small sample of a regulatory matrix that would be delivered as part of the gap analysis click this link:
To view a complete list of Capaccio’s Healthcare services, visit:
For information on all of our service offerings, please visit our website at http://www.capaccio.com.
If you have any questions or would like additional information about our gap analysis services, please contact Bill Potochniak at 508-970-0033 ext. 134 or email@example.com.
Timely Action Schedule and Fee Provisions, 310 CMR 4.00 have been issued and may present changes to permit and compliance assurance fees relevant to you.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has been required to abide by emergency regulations which have increased fees in order to reflect the increase in the consumer price index since 2004. August 8, 2013 marks the effective date of these increases which apply to many MassDEP fee rates.
In order to ensure that correct payments are made, the link below provides updated tables incorporating the fee changes in the ‘Annual Compliance Fees’ and ‘Permit Application Fees’ links.
Links regarding updated topics such as ‘Fees, Billing& Timelines’, ‘Contacts for Fees and Billing Inquiries’, ‘Form for Fees & Payments’, and ‘Regulations for Fees & Payments’ can be easily accessed on this page as well.
For more information, please contact Linda Swift at 508.970.0033 ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently modified the hazardous waste management regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to conditionally exclude solvent-contaminated wipes from hazardous waste regulations provided that the businesses clean or dispose of them properly. Based on EPA’s final risk analysis, the rule, peer reviewed in 2008 and published for public comment in 2009, concluded wipes contaminated with certain hazardous solvents do not pose significant risk to human health and the environment when managed properly. This common-sense exclusion will save industry up to $27.8 million per year.
Wipes are used in conjunction with solvents for cleaning and other purposes by tens of thousands of facilities in a variety of industrial sectors including printers, electronics, furniture, chemicals, automobile repair shops and manufacturers of automobiles.
The final rule excludes wipes that are contaminated with solvents listed as hazardous wastes under RCRA that are cleaned or disposed of properly. To be excluded, solvent-contaminated wipes must be managed in closed, labeled containers and cannot contain free liquids when sent for cleaning or disposal. Also, facilities that generate solvent-contaminated wipes must comply with certain recordkeeping requirements and may not accumulate wipes for longer than 180 days.
Please note, there is already a MassDEP policy on wipes located at this link:
For more information about the EPA’s rulemaking visit:
For more information or assistance, please contact Linda Swift at 508.970.0033 ext. 119 or email@example.com.