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

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Latest EHS Regulations Updates Assist Companies to Achieve EHS Compliance

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 50 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 developed protocol include:

  • “Royal Decree 1042/2017 of 22 December 2017, on the Limitation of Emissions into the Atmosphere of Certain Pollutants from Medium-Sized Combustion Facilities and Updating Annex IV of Law 34/2007 of 15 November” transposes “Directive (EU) 2015/2193” on the limitation of emissions into the atmosphere of certain pollutants from medium combustion facilities, and establishes emission limits for sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and particulates from such facilities.
  • “Royal Decree 818/2018 of 6 July 2018, on Measures to Reduce National Emissions of Certain Air Pollutants” transposes “Directive 2016/228 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of December 14, 2016” on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants and sets objectives for reducing emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds, ammonia, and small particulates. It also regulates the preparation, adoption and application of a national air pollution control program to meet EU air quality objectives.
  • “Order TEC / 1171/2018, of 29 October 2018, Regulating the Information, Control, Monitoring and Evaluation of Large Combustion Facilities” regulates procedures for control, evaluation, and monitoring of the objectives of certain atmospheric emissions from large combustion facilities.
  • “Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/2066 of 19 December 2018” on the Monitoring and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Pursuant to “Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 601/2012” lays down rules for the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and activity data pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC in the trading period of the Union emissions trading system commencing on 1 January 2021 and subsequent trading periods. It applies to the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions specified in relation to the activities listed in “Annex I to Directive 2003/87/EC” and activity data from stationary installations, from aviation activities and to the monitoring and reporting of tonne-kilometre data from aviation activities. It applies to emissions and activity data occurring from 1 January 2021.
  • “Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/2067 of 19 December 2018 on the Verification of Data and on the Accreditation of Verifiers Pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council” lays down provisions for the verification of reports submitted pursuant to “Directive 2003/87/EC” and for the accreditation and supervision of verifiers. It also specifies provisions for the mutual recognition of verifiers and peer evaluation of national accreditation bodies pursuant to “Article 15 of Directive 2003/87/EC.” This regulation applies to the verification of greenhouse gas emissions and tonne-kilometre data occurring from 1 January 2019, and to the verification of data relevant for the update of ex ante benchmarks and for the determination of free allocation to installations. The provisions of “Regulation (EU) No 600/2012” continue to apply to verification of emissions and, where applicable, activity data occurring prior to 1 January 2019. “Regulation (EU) 2018/2067” repealed and replaced “Regulation (EU) No 600/2012” as of 1 January 2019.
  • “Order APM/205/2018, of 22 February 2018, which Establishes the Criteria to Determine when the Used Processed Oil from the Treatment of Used Oils for Use as Fuel Ceases to be Waste” establishes the criteria to determine when used processed oil obtained from the treatment of used oils for use as fuel ceases to be waste according to “Law 22/2011.”
  • “Royal Regulation (EU) 2017/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 on Mercury, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1102/2008” sets forth requirements for the temporary storage and disposal of mercury waste. Requirements related to operators of chlor-alkali manufacturing processes, the cleaning of natural gas, non-ferrous mining and smelting operations, and extraction from cinnabar ore as industry specific are not covered in this protocol.

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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