VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada (PRWEB) October 19, 2017
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 Italy. 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 indepth 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:
- “Legislative Decree No. 152 of 3 April 2006” was amended by “Legislative Decree No. 46 of 4 March 2014” and “Legislative Decree No. 104 of 16 June 2017.” As a result, “Legislative Decree No. 152 of 3 April 2006” now applies to all facilities with regard to environmental impact assessments (EIA or AIA in Italy).
- “Legislative Decree No. 46 of 4 March 2014, Implementing Directive 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions - Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control” added Article 237-bis to Title III-bis of “Legislative Decree No. 152 of 3 April 2006,” and now includes all requirements on incineration and co-incineration of waste in one regulatory framework in “Legislative Decree No. 152 of 3 April 2006.”
- “Ministerial Decree No. 52 of 18 February 2011”has been replaced by “Decree No. 78 of 30 March 2016” with regard to the SISTRI system for waste tracking.
- “Decree of the Ministry of the Environment No. 406 of 28 April 1998” has been replaced by “Decree of the Ministry of the Environment No. 120 of 3 June 2014” regarding the national register of waste management companies.
- Part 2 of Annex V to “Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on Persistent Organic Pollutants” has been replaced by “Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/460 of 30 March 2016” amending Annexes IV and V to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Persistent Organic Pollutants.”
- As of 23 December 2015, “Legislative Decree No. 151 of 14 September 2015” repealed the requirements regarding the maintenance of accident registers. “Legislative Decree No. 183 of 25 May 2016” outlines the provisions for implementing SINP, which provides for the single national information system that collects all data regarding accidents. Companies will no longer be required to maintain paper records of accidents. All relevant information will be managed in SINP and updated in real time.
- “Ministerial Decree of 3 August 2015: Approval of fire prevention technical standards – Fire Prevention Code” has been adopted to provide fire prevention and protection measures for certain activities and facilities.
- “Legislative Decree No. 81 of 9 April 2008” was significantly amended regarding exposure to electromagnetic fields to implement “Directive 2013/35/EU.”
- “Legislative Decree No. 105 of 6 June 2015” has repealed and replaced “Legislative Decree No. 334 of 17 August 1999” in order to implement “Directive 2012/18/EU “Seveso III” in Italy.
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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.