Have you ever thought “Geez, getting an air permit in Washington State is way too complicated?”

Have you ever thought “Geez, getting an air permit in Washington State is way too complicated?”

The Washington Air Regulations are up for public comment and updating. There are two opportunities to comment open right now but closing soon!

This rulemaking is of interest to:

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With TRI Data Facing Increased Scrutiny, Companies Should Consider an Audit to Ensure Compliance

With TRI Data Facing Increased Scrutiny, Companies Should Consider an Audit to Ensure Compliance

The EPA’s Office of Inspector General (IG) recently issued a management alert related to inaccuracies in EPA’s publicly-available toxic substance release data. The IG discovered discrepancies between EPA’s public data and the internal data that the agency submitted to the IG related to the total number of pounds of toxic chemicals released between 2013 and 2017.

EPA collects data on toxic substance releases in part through the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) program, through which industrial facilities report on their emissions and releases of chemicals and other hazardous substances.

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Washington is Cracking Down on Respirable Silica Exposure. Is Your Company Prepared?

Washington is Cracking Down on Respirable Silica Exposure. Is Your Company Prepared?

In April 2018, Washington State adopted a rule that further regulates employee exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS), following OSHA’s publication of a similar—but less stringent—rule in 2016. Washington’s rule went into effect for the construction industry in October 2018 and will go into effect for occupations outside of construction on July 1, 2019.

Many companies are familiar with OSHA’s version of these rules and the general issues surrounding employee exposure to RCS. But with tighter regulation looming in Washington, here’s what you should know.

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SoundEarth's Chris Kitchen Takes Home Excellence in Presentation Award for Young Professionals at AWMA Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

SoundEarth's Chris Kitchen Takes Home Excellence in Presentation Award for Young Professionals at AWMA Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

Congratulations to SoundEarth’s Chris Kitchen, who won the Excellence in Presentation Award for Young Professionals at the Air & Waste Management Association’s Pacific Northwest International Section Annual Conference! Chris gave two presentations at the conference – one on developing dynamic Environmental Management Systems and one on keeping industrial facilities inspection-ready.

His presentation on keeping industrial facilities inspection-ready was the award winner. The focus was about being proactive, working with government regulators, and how to stay organized for the inevitable inspection.

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We Can Help You Care For Your Air

We Can Help You Care For Your Air

Good news!  SoundEarth has been Accredited as a Verification Body by the California Air Resources Board. Our team includes trained greenhouse gas verifiers, ready to perform verification services for greenhouse gas emissions data reports. 

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