Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants (STC) Publish New Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Audit Protocol for Spain

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Latest EHS Regulations Updates Assist 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 Spain. 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  • “Legislative Royal Decree 1/2008” was repealed and replaced by “Law 21/2013 of 9 December 2013, on Environmental Assessment.” As a result of the amending legislation, environmental impact assessments are now classified as either ordinary or simplified. The list of activities or operations that are subject to one of these two categories was updated.
  • “Order ITC/1389/2008” was repealed and replaced by “Order PRA /321/2017 of 7 April 2017 Regulating Procedures for the Determination of Emissions of Atmospheric Pollutants SO2, NOx, Particulates and CO from Large Combustion Plants, Control of Measuring Instruments and the Treatment and Remittance of Information relating to such Emissions.” The amendments to the relevant requirements were primarily administrative in nature.
  • “Royal Decree 1383/2002” was repealed and replaced by “Royal Decree 20/2017 of 20 January 2017, on the End of Life Vehicle.” The decontamination, treatment and destruction process of end-of-life vehicles must be accredited by authorized centers for the treatment of end-of-life vehicles (CAT).
  • “Royal Decree 60/2011” was repealed and replaced by “Royal Decree 817/2015 of 11 September 2015, Establishing the Criteria for Monitoring and Evaluation Surface Waters Status and Environmental Quality Standard.” The environmental quality standards for preferential substances and for priority substances and other contaminants were updated.
  • “Law 16/2002” was repealed and replaced by “Royal Legislative Decree 1/2016 of 16 December 2016,” approving the consolidated text of the “Law of Integrated Prevention and Control of Pollution.” The amendments were not substantive.
  • “Royal Decree 769/1999” was repealed and replaced by “Royal Decree 709/2015 of 24 July 2015 Establishing the Essential Safety Requirements for the Marketing of Pressure Equipment.” Amendments were made to the general requirements for pressurized equipment, as detailed in Appendix 11-B.
  • “Royal Decree 1495/1991” was repealed and replaced by “Royal Decree 108/2016 Laying Down Essential Safety Requirements for the Placing on the Market of Simple Pressure Vessels.” The applicable requirements were not amended in the new legislation.
  • “Royal Decree 1314/1997” was repealed and replaced by “Royal Decree 203/2016 of 20 May 2016,” which establishes the “Essential Safety Requirements for the Marketing of Lifts and Safety Components for Lifts.” The amendments were not substantive, but the scope of the requirements was updated.
  • “Royal Decree 1942/1993” was repealed and replaced by “Royal Decree 513/2017 of 22 May 2017, Approving the Regulation on Fire Protection Facilities.” The main changes were to the maintenance program requirements for fire protection systems.
  • “Royal Decree 379/2001” was repealed and replaced by “Royal Decree 656/2017 of 23 June 2017, approving the Regulation of Storage of Chemical Products and its Technical Complementary Instructions MIE APQ 0 to 10.” The scope of the technical complementary instructions was updated.
  • “Royal Decree 1085/2015 of 4 December 2015, on the Promotion of Biofuels” was added to support the requirements with submitting annual consumption certifications for petroleum products to the National Energy Commission.

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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