EPA has updated the Tier2 Submit 2017 Software webpage with the latest software.  The most significant change in the Tier2 Submit 2017 software aligns the physical hazards and health hazards with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) following adoption of the United Nations Global Harmonization System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  The change […]

Celebrate EMS Week!

MAY 21-27, 2017 is the 43rd Annual National EMS Week, and earlier this month was Public Service recognition week. Next month is National Safety Month. I have great admiration for public servants, especially those Emergency Medical Service crews and other first responders who put themselves at risk to serve others. Thank you to those who […]

Changes in Kentucky SARA Title III Emergency Plans

If you aren’t already aware, be on the lookout for changes in Kentucky’s emergency response plans. Tab Q-7 plans are being transitioned to EHS Facility Emergency Response Plans. There is also a form “Facility Annual Certification Letter (FACL)” which will be due annually March 1, beginning in 2018. A DRAFT guidance for facilities DRAFT Emergency […]

Changes in Kentucky SARA Title III Emergency Plans

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EPCRA serves a critical role to get facility hazardous material storage information to the community and emergency responders. In the past, emergency plans required by Section 302 have been called Tab Q-7 Plans because they were compiled into Annex Q-7 of the county plan. Changes are being made to transition the plans to a slightly […]

Environmental Reporting Overload

It’s safe to say that I am in reporting overload. I feel like an accountant the week before April 15th. This is due to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know (EPCRA) Tier II reports due March 1 and emergency plans, air permit compliance reports (Annual and Semi-Annual Monitoring Reports due March 1 for Jefferson County), […]