Managing Risks, Protecting Assests
February 1, 2022
A vital part of successfully running a company is ensuring compliance with state and federal environmental regulations. This is important for asset preservation, risk management and reduction, employee and public health, and protection of the environment. Failing to remain in compliance can result in a loss of customer confidence or loyalty, lost efficiencies, damage to the property, and, if identified by regulatory agencies, a “notice of violation” and potentially monetary fines.
Twenty years ago, most manufacturers had on-staff Environmental Managers to ensure they maintained compliance with environmental regulations. However, in today’s business world, those who manage environmental compliance in house often have multiple and diverse responsibilities and can benefit from additional expertise.
Making sure your business is in compliance is especially important if you’re a new business or if your business is undergoing expansion, which may result in new regulatory obligations. As a business expands, this can trigger new environmental requirements associated with updated technologies and operations, expanded production and chemical use, increased emissions or waste generation, and new permit requirements or notifications. Consider auditing or updating your compliance documentation if you are building a new facility, your facility is expanding with new automation, the number of your employees has significantly increased, or you are utilizing new technologies.
Over the past 30+ years Envirologic has been in business, we’ve served as an environmental compliance resource to companies of various sizes and from a wide range of industries. Our experienced team will provide you with the resources necessary to achieve and demonstrate regulatory compliance. Our philosophy is to create easy-to-use systems that help you maintain compliance independently with your existing resources — not to create continuous work for ourselves. It’s your job to run a successful business; it’s our job to help you meet your environmental compliance obligations.
A more comprehensive list of the compliance services Envirologic can provide is included below.
- Compliance evaluations and audits
- Contingency planning
- Permit applications (air emissions, waste management, water discharges, etc.)
- Compliance, planning, and reporting requirements (air, waste, hazardous substances)
- Air quality permitting and permit compliance demonstrations
- Solid Waste Management Construction and Operations
- Risk management plans
- Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
- Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
- Storm water discharge compliance monitoring and Visual Assessments
- Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control
- Preparation of emission reporting (e.g., Michigan Air Emissions Reporting System [MAERS])
- Database development/recordkeeping
- Environmental Program employee training
- Vulnerability Analysis
Mark Your Calendars
It’s important to be aware of the following environmental reporting deadlines.
January 10 – Annual Storm Water Report (Michigan)
March 1 – SARA Tier II Report
March 1 – FIFRA Establishment Report
March 15 – Annual Air Emissions Report (Michigan)
July 1 – Toxic Release Inventory Report
To learn more about how Envirologic can provide solutions to your specific environmental compliance challenges, contact Dave Stegink, Vice President of Redevelopment Services.