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White Paper: Ten Tips for Completing a Site Security Plan

03/08/11 - Working on your Site Security Plan (SSP)? The next stage in the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) compliance process requires covered facilities to submit a SSP. Given the importance of the SSP, covered facilities should address a number of factors while they complete this step in the CFATS regulation. Download this complimentary whitepaper now: Ten Tips for Completing your SSP.

White Paper: Surviving the CFATS Site Security Plan - Tips for Inspection & Resubmission

03/08/11 - As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) moves forward with the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), the program continues to evolve. This white paper describes the ongoing CFATS compliance process (which is a combination of technical, procedural, and personnel security) and also provides insight regarding how the process has been adjusted to allow for an additional step, the Pre-Authorization Inspection (PAI). Recommendations are relevant to Site Security Plans (SSPs) for all tier levels and should also be considered for a facility's initial SSP submission. Download this white paper now: Tips for SSP Resubmission.

White Paper: CFATS Tips for Environmental Health & Safety Professionals

03/08/11 - Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) professionals at some chemical facilities may become responsible for the compliance with the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). Many practices established under environmental and safety regulations focus on accidental events, while CFATS is concerned with deliberate acts. Download this white paper now: CFATS Tips for EHS Professionals.

Key Activities in EPA’s Integrated Urban Air Toxics Strategy Remain Unimplemented

07/20/10 - Towards the end of June, EPA’s Inspector General (OIG) released a report (Key Activities in EPA’s Integrated Urban Air Toxics Strategy Remain Unimplemented) which charged that EPA has been delinquent in issuing its new rules and updated risk assessments for smaller sources under agency’s Integrated Urban Air Toxics Strategy – standards which were initially required in 2000.  The report states that funding for air toxics efforts dropped by more than 70% between fiscal 2001 and 2009, and alleges that area sources have been particularly neglected.  The Inspector General recommended that the agency submit to Congress a second report that explains how the agency plans to address the OIG criticisms.

A Newly Revised Guide Helps U.S. Businesses Meet the Challenges of Exporting

11/19/09 - First published in the early 1990s, a completely updated edition of the Export Programs Guide has just been issued. This detailed guide gives exporters a wealth of information on more than 100 federal programs that offer counseling and assistance to current exporters and businesses looking to expand overseas.

REACH Presentation & FAQs – July 30, 2008

04/15/08 - REACH Presentation & FAQs – July 30, 2008 - Presentation covers implementation issues faced with the REACH regulation in its beginning stage. Answers to frequently asked questions, at the time, are also provided at the end.

CFATS, Chemical Plant Security, and Greener Process Technologies

04/12/07 - This presentation provides an overview of the plant security issue from the perspective of the chemical manufacturing industry, and describe current efforts within the industry, government, and the NGO community to minimize the threat of terrorist attack by addressing chemical and process risk. The Chemcial Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulations are discussed in some detail. New trends in process technology which can minimize these risks (e.g., process intensification, microscale chemical processing, and green chemistry) are also be discussed in the context of how the plant security and pollution prevention drivers can be leveraged to spur adoption of these technologies. Originally presented at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute's 2007 Continuing Ed course, in Sturbridge, MA in April 2007.

Pollution Prevention and Chemical Plant Security

05/01/06 - This presentation will present an overview of the plant security issue from the perspective of the chemical manufacturing industry, and describe current efforts within the industry, government, and the NGO community to minimize the threat of terrorist attack by addressing chemical and process risk. New trends in process technology which can minimize these risks (e.g., process intensification, microscale chemical processing, and green chemistry) will also be discussed in the context of how the plant security and pollution prevention drivers can be leveraged to spur adoption of these technologies. Originally presented at the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable meeting in Louisville, KY in April 2003.

Nuts and Bolts of Chemical Process Pollution Prevention

09/27/04 - This presentation provides practical strategies for preventing waste and reducing energy consumption in chemical manufacturing facilities. The examples are drawn from more than 400 case studies contained in the ChemAlliance Virtual Plant Tour, an online database of pollution prevention and environmental best management practices. The course is intended for environmental staff, process engineers, and plant managers working in chemical manufacturing facilities. We emphasize an engineering approach to P2 opportunity identification, which builds upon an understanding of common process "root causes" for waste and emissions, and provides practical, commercially proven techniques for how to eliminate these root causes in both new and existing facilities. Developed in partnership with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and originally presented at Michigan DEQ facilities in September 2004.
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