How to Eliminate Common EH&S Compliance Issues at your Company


By: Amy Bauer

No matter the type of industry or size of facility, EHS Support commonly identifies a number of environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) compliance issues when visiting sites.  These issues include:

  • Mismanagement of universal waste or no program at all
  • Inaccurate environmental plans (Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure [SPCC], Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan [SWPPP]) or no plan
  • Inaccurate or missing labels on chemical and waste containers
  • Sinks, floor drains, and other types of wastewater discharge to stormwater (e.g., pipes leaving a building)
  • No tank ...
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Managing Environmental Compliance and Liabilities in the Food & Beverage Industry


By: Mike Arozarena

Deal activity for the food and beverage industry has been high is continuing to build. Indeed, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s (GMA) Retail & Consumer Insights 2016 Financial Benchmarking and Industry Trends Report, there were over 300 announced US deals (greater than $50 million in total transaction value) in the food, beverage, and alcohol sector over the past five years alone, totaling approximately $295 billion. PwC and the GMA predict deal volume ...

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Changes to Air Emissions Standards in Store for the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Including Cuts to Methane Emissions


By: Amy Bauer

MethaneThe oil and natural gas (O&G) sector is facing increased scrutiny from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Recently, the agency unveiled proposed regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Federal regulations already regulate volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and sulfur dioxide emissions, and the proposed regulations would will include methane emissions and expand requirements affecting VOC emissions. The Obama administration’s ...

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Characterizing and Managing Investigation Derived Waste


By: Amy Bauer

DerivedWasteAs the part of the compliance and auditing service line for EHS Support, a full-service environmental, health, safety, and security (EHS&S) consulting firm, we handle issues with the management of investigation derived waste (IDW) for our clients. In addition, we also answer questions for our field personnel and managers working on investigation and remediation projects. Managing IDW requires careful planning, communication, and ...

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Preparing for a Profitable Exit during All Phases of a Deal: a Case Study


By: Amy Bauer

Client Description

The Client: a private equity firm that focuses on making investments in lower middle-market growth companies with enterprise values of $30MM to $125MM across a variety of industry sectors including value-added distribution, specialized light manufacturing, and business and industrial services.

Project Objective

The initial goal of the project was to assist the client with environmental due diligence in their acquisition of a leading provider of eyewear and eye care accessory products and supplies in the United States and Europe. ...

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