What is Mother Earth made of? Her composition comes from the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. These four elements reflect recent EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) initiatives as well. The EPA introduced both the EPA’s Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act in 2016. With new regulatory rules, comes a greater need for environmental management and compliance. Particularly major powerhouses, like power plants and hydraulic fracturing companies, that need to be aware of these changes. Let us look at the four elements of environmental sustainability and environmental regulatory compliance: air, water, management, and risk reduction.
The Clean Air Act
The EPA’s Clean Air Act regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources. Among other things, this law authorizes the EPA to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to protect public health and welfare and to regulate emissions of hazardous air pollutants.
Ozone Standards Implementation Act
The Clean Water Act
The EPA’s Clean Water Act establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into the waters of the United States and regulating quality standards for surface waters. As with the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act also saw several big regulatory movements in 2016.
How do you manage the EPA’s ever-evolving environmental rules and regulations? Integrating a functional environmental compliance software system makes managing new rules a breeze. Whether your organization aims to improve product stewardship, overall sustainability, or simply reduce risks, a management plan must exist — a fundamental component in compliance.
At Benchmark ESG, we know that compliance management can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. This is why we believe every company deserves a great system to manage environmental operations. Our Management Systems Software and Environmental Compliance Software provide just that.
The above programs reduce environmental and business-related risks in several ways.
How do you manage the EPA’s ever-evolving environmental rules and regulations? Integrate a functional environmental compliance software system. At Benchmark ESG, we know that compliance management can be complicated, but it does not have to be. This is why we believe every company deserves a great system to manage environmental operations. Our Management Systems Software and Environmental Regulatory Compliance Software provide just that. Be able to streamline management of key environmental aspects, with a focus on air, water, and waste regulatory compliance program requirements as well as engage stakeholders to own and integrate the management system.
Perhaps Mother Earth is not made of earth, air, fire, and water. To sustain these elements, we must first adhere to EPA environmental regulations that aim to preserve them. EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) professionals (like you) and their businesses must remember the importance of the four fundamental elements of environmental sustainability and compliance to continually adhere to air and water regulations while improving management and reducing risks. Isn’t that what Mother Earth is made of?