Sources for Chemical Industry and Environmental Management News
ChemAlliance monitors a wide variety of sources of environmental management sources, so you don't have to. We select stories for their relevance to the chemical manufacturing industries, and the technical assistance providers that support the industry. Of course, we can't include everything, so we've created the following list of web sites we monitor on a regular basis.
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Trade and Professional Associations
AIChE's Institute for Sustainability
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is the world's largest professional society for Chemical Engineers. The web site provides links to the AIChE newsletter, events, activities and publications.
AIChE Center for Chemical Process Safety
The Center for Chemical Process Safety is an Industry-sponsored organization working to enhance the safety of the chemical process industries. The web site includes regularly updated information on process safety and site vulnerability tools, "New at CCPS," an events listing, and more.
What's New at NACD
Current events from the National Association of Chemical Distributors. Includes training opportunities, regulatory information and updates on the Responsible Distribution (TM) process.
Consumer Specialty Products Association
News and events pertaining to the CSPA, a trade association representing the interests of the consumer specialty products industry.
Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates
SOCMA, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, is the leading international trade association serving the small and mid-sized batch chemical manufacturers. From its headquarters in Washington, DC, SOCMA advocates flexible policies grounded in sound science and works to ensure that Congress and the regulatory agencies do not adopt a one-size fits-all approach to our industry. Their web site provides updates on SOCMA-sponsored conferences and workshops, press releases, ChemStewards® information, and important publications.
US Federal Agencies (EPA/DOE/SBA and others)
Federal Register Environmental Documents
The Federal Register is the official source for most regulatory updates issued by the US EPA. This site provides a database of EPA daily Federal Register notices that is searchable by date, keyword and FR page number. The daily list is organized by subtopics under environmental regulations, such as air, water, waste, meetings, toxics, etc.
EPA Innovation Listserver
This free e-mail based notification service is provided by EPA's National Center for Environmental Innovation to share information about activities and events related to environmental innovation. Many of the featured news items are taken from EPA's press releases, and most include a web link for obtaining more complete information.
EPA's Enforcement and Compliance Update Listserver (OCORELINK)
An e-mail update service for announcements from the US EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.
PPIC Pollution Prevention Conferences, Workshops and Training
The US EPA's Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse maintains this list of pollution prevention-related events around the nation (and internationally). Gives location, contact info and web link for each event.
Green Engineering Calendar of Events
The US EPA's Green Engineering program provides this events listing for conferences, training, and awards programs related to Green Engineering (the inclusion of environmental considerations in all stages of chemical process engineering).
Regional and State-specific News Sources
California Air Resources Board (CARB) Consumer Products Program Listserver
This free e-mail list alerts subscribers of new information including rule changes related to CARB's Consumer Products Program.
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
The Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting information exchange and providing networking opportunities. The site provides daily News blurbs, a quarterly newsletter, and an extensive calendar of environmental events.
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable Calendar of Events
The GLRPPR provides an extensive list of events, training sessions, and conferences related to the Roundtable.
Texas Industries of the Future
The purpose of the Texas Industries of the Future program is to facilitate the development, demonstration, and adoption of advanced technologies and adoption of best practices that reduce industrial energy usage, emissions, and associated costs, resulting in improved competitive performance. The state program leverages the programs and tools of the US Department of Energy's Industries of the Future. The chemical industry is one of the primary focuses of Texas's program.
Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center's "What's New in P2?"
This web site (also available via free e-mail subscription) provides short summaries of pollution prevention and business sustainability news. It is usually updated monthly. Although much of the news focuses on the Pacific Northwest, many items are of nationwide interest.
Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center in Texas A&M
The Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center is operated by Texas A&M University and provides regular training on chemical plant safety.
Other News Sources
Yahoo Finance - Chemical News
Primarily intended as news for chemical industry investors, this site provides continuously updated news headlines related to the chemical manufacturing industry.
Yahoo Finance - Environmental Services News
Primarily intended as news for environmental services industry investors, this site provides continuously updated news headlines related to environmental management. Many US federal and state agencies also send press releases to this site.
Environmental Compliance Alert Listserver
Environmental compliance information on federal and state regulatory programs, enforcement and liability issues, produced by Thompson Publishing. Also sends alerts on changes to environmental laws, regulations and permit requirements.
U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
The CSB investigates chemical plant accidents to protect workers, the public and environment. This site provides reports and new releases regarding the investigation of chemical accidents.
Environmental Law Education Center
Conferences and seminars that focus on the cutting edge of emerging legal and technical issues, and contain practical advice and straightforward compliance strategies. The conference participants include environmental professionals such as attorneys, consultants, scientists, engineers, and representatives of municipalities, government agencies and community organizations.