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FREE Environmental Special Reports

Get your FREE copies of these Environmental Special Reports covering critical compliance and training topics. These topics include: Recordkeeping, Hazardous Waste, Chemical Regulations, MSDS, Global Environmental Challenges, Environmental Crisis Communication, and much more…


Understanding EPA’s Revised UST Regulations

After 27 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new regulations for underground storage tanks (USTs). Expanding on the 1988 regulations, the new regulations aim to curb releases of petroleum and hazardous substances into the environment.

The EPA estimates that 6,000 UST releases are discovered annually. To minimize these releases, the revisions focus directly on ensuring proper operation and maintenance of UST equipment as well as emphasizing the importance of operator training.


Understanding EPA’s 2015 MSGP for Industrial Stormwater

This Special Report will help guide the regulated community through EPA’s 2015 MSGP for stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity.

The 2015 revisions have significant deviations from the previous 2008 MSGP that warrant the regulated community’s attention.

This Special Report contains information on applicability, compliance deadlines, routine inspections and quarterly visual assessments as well as selecting and implementing control measures.


2015 EHS Salary Guide

BLR‘s 2015 EHS Salary Guide will help you evaluate if you are being paid a fair amount for the responsibilities you are shouldering. In addition, EHS managers can find the information to keep their departments competitive and efficient—paying the right amount to retain hard-to-fill positions but not overpaying on others.


How to Prepare for an EPA Inspection and Avoid Enforcement Action

This special report offers inspection preparation tips and checklists to help you stay in compliance, avoid enforcement action, and be prepared for your next inspection day.


10 Tank Management Tips

When deciding whether to install an underground storage tank (UST) or an aboveground storage tank (AST) for petroleum or hazardous substance storage, or when managing the daily tank operations, you need to consider the very different regulations related to ASTs and USTs.

These tips—based on federal regulations—will help you make informed decisions related to USTs or ASTs storing petroleum or hazardous substances.


Proven Strategies To Increase the Value of EHS

This report will help EHS professionals enhance the value of their programs and performance in the eyes of executive management. In addition, it identifies and links key EHS functions and associated business values, outlines existing methods for enhancing the business value of EHS, and offers practical tools and techniques for selling EHS initiatives to management.


Hazwaste Container Management: Where EPA Inspectors Look First

This special report will explain the federal container management rules applicable to both TSDF owners and operators storing hazardous waste in containers and to generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in containers. The report will address how to determine if a container is empty, the applicability of the air emissions control standards, and satellite accumulation by generators. Included also are compliance tips, questions asked of EPA and the agency’s answers, and a container management quiz.


Hazardous Waste Generators: 35 Questions Answered for You!

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) states are empowered to develop and enforce their own waste management programs – but only if their regs are more stringent than the federal rules. Confusing – Complicated – most definitely! With over 30 years of experience BLR has earned the distinction of being a leader in providing state and federal analysis and guidance to our customers.


The ROI of EHS

The report describes the barriers between EHS performance and business value, and offers innovative and practical tools and techniques for selling EHS initiatives to management.


EHS & Your Business

In the last decade, many pros have found a seat at the corporate table. Now it’s your turn.

EHS & Your Business, our quarterly publication for environment, health, and safety professionals, highlights the most important EHS legal developments, strategy, and ROI. Use it to make the business case for EHS at your organization. Normally a subscriber only benefit, you can get our latest edition today free.


Inspection Requirements for EHS Managers

Prepare your facility and your frontline personnel to deal with conducting self-inspections, preparing for and handling visits from agency inspectors, responding to violation notices, and more. Contains checklists and tables for easy use.


Stormwater Management for Industrial Activities

This downloadable 61-page special report’s primary focus is on the operations and processes that take place at industrial facilities. These include materials that are often exposed to stormwater during raw material handling and storage, shipping and receiving, and waste treatment, storage, and disposal.


Environmental Crisis Communication: The 10 Most Common Mistakes

This report will help you avoid the 10 most common mistakes made by  environmental managers in communicating with the public in the event of an environmental incident.


Global Environmental Challenges for U.S. Business: Are You Ready?

New international laws now target companies that are part of the supply chain that ultimately sell products globally. Read about these laws and the effect they can have on your operation in this special report.


What Is the Real Cost of SPCC Violations?

A review of 70 expedited Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) enforcement settlements the EPA reached over the last 15 months with owners/operators (O/O) of bulk storage facilities and onshore oil production facilities shows that noncompliance with 40 CFR 112.7(e)—“no inspection records were available for review” —was the most frequently named violation. Download now for the complete survey report of these 70 expedited enforcement settlements.


Oil Facility Loading/Unloading Racks

The general requirements for Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans at 40 CFR 112.7 include provisions at Section 112.7(h) that apply specifically to “facility tank car and tank truck loading/unloading racks (excluding offshore facilities).” Are you in compliance? Get an important overview of the requirements in this free special report.


Simplifying Secondary Containment SPCC-Regulated Facilities

Owners and operators of all Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC)-regulated facilities must ensure that they have adequate secondary containment to prevent oil spills from reaching navigable waters and adjoining shorelines. The regulations call for secondary containment systems to be described in detail in SPCC Plans. Get in the know with this practical special report.


SPCC Inspections Of Oil Bulk Storage Tanks

This fact sheet reviews the principal requirements for inspections of oil bulk storage containers, with an emphasis on integrity testing, applicable industry standards, field-built and shop-built tanks, and frequency of inspections. Download Now.


SPCC Provisions for Mobile Refuelers and Oil-Filled Operational Equipment

The 2006 streamlining amendments to the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) program included important provisions for mobile refuelers at non-transportation-related facilities and for oil-filled operational equipment. Read this free report to find out what you need to know.


8 Things Your SPCC Plan May Be Missing

Developing and implementing your facility SPCC Plan is no small feat. There are numerous requirements for plan content and also additional requirements for carrying out monitoring, recordkeeping, and inspection protocols. Eight common plan deficiencies will be discussed in this paper. Be sure to review your plan to make sure that you’ve covered all bases.


A Quick Guide to Stormwater Permitting in Florida

Florida has been delegated authority by the EPA to oversee and enforce the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program, which includes the stormwater permitting program. Whether your activities are industrial, construction, or municipal, this Report will tell you exactly what Florida DEP requires you to do to for these stormwater permits.