Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants (STC) Publish Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Audit Protocols for Chile

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Latest EHS Regulation Updates Help Companies to Achieve EHS Compliance

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Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants (STC) announce the availability of the newly updated International Audit Protocol Consortium (IAPC) EHS audit protocol for Chile. Leading companies around the world use IAPC EHS audit protocols to understand the scope of their EHS regulatory obligations and rapidly collect, share, archive, and export audit findings in a cost effective manner. IAPC EHS audit protocols are now prepared by STC in partnership with STP and continue to focus on those national (plus, in some cases, regional or provincial) EHS requirements that have site-specific application for manufacturing operations. As a leading EHS management consulting firm with a global network of experienced EHS teaming partners, STC has in-depth knowledge and technical expertise of local/regional EHS requirements.

STP and STC maintain leading-edge EHS audit protocols for more than 30 jurisdictions. The protocol documents are written in English and are available in MS Word, Adobe Acrobat and Excel formats, as well as through STP’s web-based portal or can be integrated into an existing company platform. Using the protocols’ custom templates and advanced functionality features, auditors can easily track audit findings and manage data over time to improve compliance, risk management and safety performance. In addition, STP’s formatting is compatible with leading risk management and sustainability platform providers.

Highlights of selected legislation covered in the newly updated protocol include:

  •     "Decree No. 40 of October 30, 2012 issued by the Ministry of the Environment (Decreto No. 40 del 30 de octubre de 2012 del Ministerio del Medio Ambiente)," was published in the "Official Gazette" on August 12, 2013, last amended by "Decree No. 68 of October 06, 2016." This decree establishes the rules that govern the System of Environmental Impact Assessment and the community Involvement in the process of Environmental Impact Assessment, in accordance with the provisions of "Law No. 19,300 on General Environmental Bases." This decree repealed and replaced "Decree No. 30 of March 27, 1997" and "Decree No. 95 of August 21, 2001."
  •     "Decree No. 66 of June 3, 2009 issued by the Ministry Secretary General of the Presidency (Decreto No. 66 del 3 junio de 2009 del Ministerio Secretaría General de la Presidencia)," was published in the "Official Gazette" on April 16, 2010. This decree updates the "Prevention and Atmospheric Decontamination Plan for the Metropolitan Region (PPDA)." It also provides requirements for fuels and emission standards for different types of vehicles and for industrial and commercial sectors, including requirements to control VOC emissions associated with the distribution of fuels. It repeals most of "Supreme Decree No. 58 of April 4, 2003," leaving only Chapter XV in force.
  •     "Decree No. 75 of August 8, 2012, issued by the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency (Decreto No. 75 de 8 de agosto de 2012, del Ministerio Secretaría General de la Presidencia)" establishes rules concerning the import of ozone depleting substances in accordance with "Law No. 20,096," It establishes rules on imports and exports of substances that deplete the ozone layer (ODS) included in Annexes A, B, C and E of the Montreal Protocol; the maximum import volumes of the substances in Group I of Annex C and Group I of Annex E of the Protocol; and the criteria for the distribution of these maximum import volumes. It replaces the "Supreme Decree No. 37 of February 28, 2007" issued by the Ministry of General Secretariat of the Presidency.
  •     "Decree No. 28 of July 30, 2013 issued by the Department of the Environment, (Decreto No. 28 del 30 de julio de 2013 del Departamento de Medio Ambiente)" was published in the "Official Gazette" on December 12, 2013. This decree establishes standards for sulfur dioxide, arsenic, and other pollutants associated with copper smelters and industrial arsenic sources.
  •     "Supreme Decree No. 29 of July 30, 2013 issued by the Ministry of the General Secretariat of the Presidency (Decreto Supremo No. 29 del 30 de junio de 2013 del Ministerio Secretaría General de la Presidencia)" was published in the "Official Gazette" of September 12, 2013. This decree repeals "Supreme Decree No. 45 of 2007," and establishes emission limit standards for incineration and co- incineration facilities, including cement and lime kilns, as well as installations that use treated biomass as fuel.
  •     "Decree No. 40 of August 12, 2013 issued by the Ministry of the Environment (Decreto No. 40 del 12 de agosto de 2013 del Ministerio del Medio Ambiente)," was published in the "Official Gazette" of April 3, 1997 as last amended by "Decree No. 63 of October 6, 2014." This decree provides the detailed procedures for environmental impact evaluation in Chile. It includes procedural requirements and specifies the contents of documents submitted for environmental impact evaluations. Certain waste-related activities must comply with the environmental impact evaluation requirements.
  •     "Decree No. 2 of January 15, 2010 issued by the Ministry of Health (Decreto No. 2 de 15 de enero de 2010)" was published in the "Official Gazette" of July 3, 2010. This decree prohibits the transboundary shipment of used batteries containing lead, in accordance with the Basel Convention.
  •     "Decree No 4 of April 26, 2010 issued by the General Secretariat of the Presidency (Decreto No 4 de 26 de abril de 2010)," was published in the "Official Gazette" of October 29, 2009. This decree regulates the management of sludge generated at waste water treatment plants.
  •     "Decree No. 108 of July 12, 2014 issued by the Ministry of Energy (Decreto No. 108 del 12 de julio del Ministerio de Energía)," was published in the "Official Gazette" of July 12, 2014. This decree replaces the "Decree No. 29 of January 21, 1986," which was issued by the Ministry of Economy and establishes the minimum safety requirements to be met by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) facilities.
  •     "Decree No. 38 of June 12, 2012 issued by the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency (Decreto No. 38 del 13 de junio de 2014 del Ministerio Secretaria General de la Presidencia de la Republica)" regulates and prohibits annoying noises from stationary sources. This decree repeals and replaces "Decree 146 of December 24, 1997" issued by the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency (Decreto No. 146 del 24 de diciembre de 1997 del Ministerio Secretaría General d la Presidencia del la República).
  •     "Decree No. 10 of March 2, 2012 issued by the Ministry of Health (Decreto No. 10 del 2 de marzo del Ministerio de Salud)," was published in the "Official Gazette" of October 19, 2013. This decree approves the regulation of boilers, autoclaves, and equipment using steam, in order to protect the life and health of workers who operate and maintain them, and of the general population.
  •     "Supreme Decree No. 47 of April 16, 1992 issued by the Ministry of Construction and Urban Planning (Decreto Supremo No. 47 del 16 de abril de 1992 - Ordenanza General de Urbanismo y Construcción del Ministerio de Vivienda y Urbanismo)," was published in the "Official Gazette" of May 19, 1992, as last amended by "Decree No. 37 of March 21, 2016." This decree (General Ordinance of Urban Construction) contains the general ordinance/regulations for urban planning, urbanization and construction, including basic safety and construction standards.
  •     "Decree No. 160 of May 26, 2008 issued by the Ministry of Economy (Decreto No. 160 de 26 de mayo 2008, del Ministerio de Economia)," was published in the "Official Gazette" of July 7, 2009 as last amended by "Decree No. 138 of December 7, 2015." This decree revokes and replaces "Decree No. 379 of 1985" and "Decree No. 90 of 1996." It establishes the minimum safety requirements for operations associated with the production, refining, transportation, storage, distribution and supply of liquid fuels (including biofuels) at liquid fuel facilities.
  •     "Decree No. 78 of November 26, 2009 of the Ministry of Health (Decreto No. 78 de 26 de noviembre 2009 del Ministerio de Salud)," was published in the "Official Gazette" of September 11, last amended by "Decree No. 61 of September 7, 2015." This decree establishes the security of storage facilities for hazardous substances.
  •     "Resolution No. 408 of June 10, 2016 issued by the Ministry of Health, Approving the List of Substances Dangerous to Health (Resolución No. 408, Aprueba Listado de Sustancias Peligrosas para la Salud)," was published in the "Official Gazette" of May 11, 2016. This resolution provides the list of substances that are dangerous to health as established in "Law No. 18,164" and the "Sanitary Code" and repeals "Resolution No. 714 of July 16, 2002 issued by the Ministry of Health, Providing the Publication of the List of Substances Dangerous to Health (Resolución No. 714, Dispon Publicación de la Lista de Sustancias Peligrosas para la Salud)."
  •     "Decree No. 67 of September 20, 2011 of the Ministry of Energy (Decreto No. 67 del 20 de septiembre de 2011, del Ministerio de Energía)," was published in the "Official Gazette" of August 12, 2012. This decree establishes the minimum safety requirements to be met by liquefied natural gas plants in which the activities of liquefaction of natural gas, or receiving, storage, transfer or regasification of liquefied natural gas, during design, construction, operation, maintenance, inspection and closure.

For more information on all International EHS audit protocols offered by STP and STC click here.

About Specialty Technical Publishers
Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) produces technical resource guides covering environmental, health & safety, transportation, accounting, business practices, standards and law, offering comprehensive guidance on key compliance and regulatory issues. STP is a division of Glacier Media Inc., a Canadian information communications company that provides primary and essential information in print, electronic and online media. Glacier’s Business and Professional Information Group publishes directories, technical manuals, research and development materials, medical education, electronic databases, investment information and specialty websites.

About Specialty Technical Consultants
Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. (STC) is a specialized management consulting firm working to enhance environmental health and safety (EHS) performance. Through its consulting services, STC partners with clients to strengthen management systems' design and implementation, and identifies needs and implements solutions to meet business objectives. Services provided include: EHS compliance support; risk assessment; EHS auditing; corporate responsibility and sustainability; EHS management systems development and implementation; EHS regulatory information tools; and EHS training.

STC is certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Supplier Clearinghouse for the California Public Utilities Commission, and as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.

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