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Environmental Management Act - New spill response regulations in force for British Columbia

by DLA Piper on

On October 30, 2017, three new regulations under the Environmental Management Act (“EMA”) came into force, greatly revamping the reporting, response and preparedness regime in British Columbia: the Spill Reporting Regulation;...more

Time is Running Out to Plan for Your Company’s Compliance With New ISO 14001 EMS Standards

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The new ISO standard brings significant change that will require considerable time and thought to implement. Due to the timing, the strategy should focus on implementing the EMS to address the greatest “gaps” and developing...more

Food and Beverage Industry in Regulatory Enforcement Crosshairs

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Recent federal and state enforcement actions against food and beverage companies under environmental, safety and health statutes highlight the need for this industry to pay attention to both basic and unique compliance...more

Owners and Developers Should Review Permits Now Before Time Runs Out

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

At the end of June, Governor Raimondo signed into law legislation that suspends the running and expiration of all development permits until June 30, 2016. This suspension further expands a permit toll that has been in place,...more

EPA Commits to Voluntary Compliance Auditing Program, Streamlines Enforcement Incentives Process

Environmental regulatory compliance auditing is a critical and central component of an effective environmental management system (EMS). To encourage companies to establish and maintain formal environmental management systems...more

Will South Florida Soon be Under Water?

by Bilzin Sumberg on

In South Florida, commercial real estate developers are increasingly planning projects with sea level rise in mind. Mitigating the current and future effects of rising seas is fast becoming a priority. But it's important that...more

Update: Environmental Management System Standard ISO 14001-2015

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The following post is provided by our guest author, Graham Crockford from TRC Environmental Corporation. Earlier I blogged about how connecting and leveraging the Environmental Management System (EMS) framework can...more

Bureau Of Safety And Environmental Enforcement Announces New Rule For Safety And Environmental Management Systems

by Perkins Coie on

In an effort to reduce the occurrence of accidents, injuries and spills during oil and gas activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) of the U.S. Department of...more

Using Your EMS to Advance Sustainability Objectives

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Following the 1992 Rio Summit on the Environment, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems to advance organizational commitment to environmental...more

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