Regulatory complexity increasing for companies handling chemicals

James Lee 3E Company Bethesda, Md. Ken Wells PEC Mandeville, La. New federal safety rules on offshore oil and gas activities are among several developments making it very important for operators to have up-to-date information on chemicals at use at their locations. Pressure also comes from the growing attention to substances used in hydraulic fracturing onshore and efforts to globalize the classification of chemicals. The initiatives highlighted in this article as of particular interest to oil and gas companies affect one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world. Staying in compliance with international, federal, and regional regulatory obligations is a complex undertaking. ...

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