A comprehensive, environmental management system needs to handle regulatory reporting for SARA Tier II, SARA 313, Form R, EPCRA, and CAA Title 5. The environmental, health, and safety software must be flexible to handle new regulations. To be cost effective, the environmental management system must integrate with the existing chemical inventory and tracking systems. Ideally, the environmental software must also accommodate manual input, and track both hazardous wastes and materials. These features are needed to make an environmental reporting software an ideal environmental health and safety management tool.
Some of the most important questions to ask when evaluating software for environmental reporting are:
- What assumptions are being made?
- Are those assumptions accurate?
- Will the regulatory agency receiving those reports accept those assumptions?
The environmental reporting software will compute Form R thresholds for manufacturing, receiving, consuming, and Form R releases for Section 313 chemicals. Form R releases can even include sampling data. For example wastewater, so that those releases will be rolled into the total releases.
The regulatory reporting software will compute SARA Tier II storage reports, by product (SDS) or by component. When computing by component, the Regulated Substance Database (RegSub™) can be used to link synonyms to a single reporting name for the most accurate reporting.
The environmental reporting module will compute emissions reports for the Clean Air Act. Emissions can be based upon components in the SDS, or actual sampling data of emission streams. "RELEASE FACTORS" can also be entered to document emissions as a factor of material usage or production. Total or average emissions can be calculated for any reporting period for a specific location, group of locations, or an entire facility.
Some environmental reports can also be computed from the "REQUEST" data in Committee Review, as well as the data in the environmental reporting module. This allows reports to be computed based upon the "approved planned method", documented storage, or usage data.
Our regulatory reporting software is flexible. You may use as much as is necessary to meet your environmental reporting requirements or other objectives. The brief descriptions of the reports given above are not meant to be all-inclusive. If you have questions about a particular report, feel free to Contact Us at any time.