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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CAPACCIO to present at this Friday’s AIM Sustainability Roundtable Reply

This Friday, CAPACCIO’s Cristina Mendoza, Solutions Design Lead, will be among the presenters at the AIM Roundtable “Determining Your Organization’s Path to Future Sustainability.”

The fundamentals of sustainability and how to create value along your sustainability journey will be discussed. The purpose is to provide your organization with the tools to tap into its sustainable potential. The panelists will give an overview on the most effective fundamentals of sustainable practices.

The AIM Sustainability Roundtables are facilitated by subject matter experts Cristina Mendoza, Solutions Design Lead at Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc., Matt Gardner, Managing Partner of Sustainserv, Inc., and Dr. Wayne Bates, Tighe & Bond.

Free for AIM Members. Limited free trial spots are available for non-members by contacting Wendy Dalwin at wdalwin@aimnet.org.

Register for June Workshop

Location & Logistics
7:45-10:30 AM. Program begins promptly at 8:05 AM and will  be held at R.H. White Companies Inc. – 49 Central Street, Auburn, MA

Visit Capaccio’s website www.capaccio.com to learn more about sustainability solutions for your organization.

CAPACCIO Announces Newly Updated Website Reply

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Lisa Wilk, PE, CEO and Lori Harrington, President and COO

We invite you to visit our newly updated website at www.capaccio.com and check out the ongoing updates to information and tools available to you. The new site also better reflects our vision of integrating Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) with overall business objectives.

Throughout our 25+ years of experience and thought leadership, we have seen a continual evolution in the role EH&S plays within an organization. In today’s landscape, the EH&S function must go beyond ensuring regulatory compliance and be a primary organizational pillar in driving overall business value for multiple stakeholders. We believe a comprehensive approach yields powerful results to EH&S and business performance – see more details about this “total solution” based approach on our new website.

Consistent with our mission of helping industry and the environment prosper, we have been delivering impactful results since 1992 that ensure our clients keep pace with ever evolving EH&S and business demands, building best-in-class EH&S programs and engineering system designs. We look forward to continuing to provide innovative approaches and engineering solutions to help your organization stay ahead of multiple stakeholder expectations in the evolving EH&S landscape.

We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss a total solution approach for your EH&S program.  In the meantime, continue to visit our website for updated information and tools to facilitate your journey!

Sincerely,

Lisa Wilk & Lori Harrington

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At CAPACCIO, we live our mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper”. We align EH&S with your overall business objectives to strategically position you for success. Our unique approach combines our extensive EH&S experience with innovative tools, such as our EHS-DashboardTM, to effectively address your challenges. Our comprehensive solutions have resulted in award-winning EH&S and overall business performance for our clients. We are certified WBENC, WOSB. To learn more visit us at www.capaccio.com 

 

MassDEP Announces 2017 and 2018 Source Registration Information Reply

The MassDEP announced some much awaited information regarding forms and filing dates for Source Registration (SR) filers.

SR web forms for 2017 – including those for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reporting – are now available for certain Operating Permit facilities ONLY. These facilities have been notified that the deadline for filing their reports is June 21, 2019.

Filing of 2017 reports for other annual and 3-year filers is postponed until later this summer. MassDEP will notify these facilities directly of their due dates when eDEP is ready for them to file.

Filing for 2018 is postponed. MassDEP will notify filers directly when the 2018 forms are ready.

CAPACCIO can help you navigate the reporting system and deadlines and ensure you are including everything needed in this new process. We provide a full range of reporting services to meet your needs, from peer review to full submission. CAPACCIO’s EHS-DashboardTM can help you track your facility’s data collection and reporting so it is that much easier. Learn more about the dashboard at www.ehsdashboard.com.

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At CAPACCIO, we live our mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper”. We align EH&S with your overall business objectives to strategically position you for success.  Our unique approach combines our extensive EH&S experience with cutting edge technologies, such as our EHS DashboardTM, to effectively address your challenges.  Our comprehensive solutions have resulted in award-winning EH&S and overall business performance for our clients. We are certified WBENC, WBE. To learn more visit us at http://www.capaccio.com.

 

MassDEP Issues Updated List of TURA Chemicals for 2019 Reply

Each company subject to the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) needs to file annual reports by July 1st of each year, for chemicals manufactured, processed, or otherwise used during the previous calendar year. TURA reports are required for toxic substances listed in two federal laws: Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or “Superfund”).
A new complete list of chemicals subject to TURA reporting, along with reporting thresholds, is now available on the MassDEP website:
Here is a run down on what is new:
Nonylphenols category – DEP Code 1220
Nonylphenols are reportable for this year. The Nonylphenols category has been reportable under TURA since RY 2017 and under TRI since RY 2015.  The nonylphenols category includes these substances: 4-Nonylphenol, Isononylphenol, Nonylphenol, 4-Isononylphenol, 4-Nonylphenol, branched, Nonylphenol, branched. More about this chemical category can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/addition-nonylphenol-category#additional-resources
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) category – DEP Code 1240
HBCD category chemicals are reportable for this year (RY2018) and was reportable under TRI for RY 2017. The HBCD category includes hexabromocyclododecane and 1,2,5,6,9,10 hexabromocyclododecane. More information about this chemical category can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/addition-hexabromocyclododecane-hbcd-category-tri-list-final
Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs) category – DEP Code 1046
NPEs will be reportable next year under TRI for RY 2019, and to TURA for RY 2020. Start keeping records for 2019. More information about this chemical category can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/addition-npes-category-tri-list-final-rule and https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2019/04/04/turachanges.pdf
The C1-C4 halogenated hydrocarbons/halocarbons not otherwise listed (C1-C4 NOL) category – DEP Code 1047
The C1-C4 NOL category will be reportable under TURA for RY 2019. Begin keeping records in 2019. C1-C4 NOL includes any chemical substance that has four or fewer carbons, at least one halogen, and only hydrogen as the other constituent, that are not already individually listed. This includes fully halogenated chemicals that contain no hydrogen. More information about this chemical category can be found at: https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2019/04/04/turachanges.pdf

Please also be aware:
Many chemicals on the TURA reportable chemicals list are designated as PBT (persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic) or HHS (higher hazard substance). These chemicals have lower reporting thresholds, which are indicated in the TURA list.

If you have questions or need assistance with your TURA reporting, CAPACCIO has several TURPs on staff. Please contact Jill Vernes at jvernes@capaccio.com for more information.
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At CAPACCIO, we live our mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper”. We align EH&S with your overall business objectives to strategically position you for success. Our unique approach combines our extensive EH&S experience with innovative tools, such as our EHS DashboardTM, to effectively address your challenges. Our comprehensive solutions have resulted in award-winning EH&S and overall business performance for our clients. We are certified WBENC, WBE. To learn more visit us at www.capaccio.com.