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Chemicals manufacturer DuPont is using internet-based software to automate its environmental reporting processes. Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont is using the software at 63 sites to help automate the process of preparing reports about the release of toxic chemicals and other waste management activities. The Toxics Release Inventory reports are required annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which stores them in a publicly available database.
In addition, DuPont is starting to use the software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology as part of its efforts to comply with the Clean Air Act's Title V operating permit requirements, according to Aldo Morell, the chemical company's director of safety, health and environment. The Title V project began last November and will eventually involve 38 facilities, says Morell, whose office oversees safety and environmental regulatory compliance efforts at DuPont's business units globally.
The Web-based software guides end users at DuPont through the task of entering relevant data about the company's manufacturing and waste management processes. The application then automatically does the required calculations, processing and emissions reporting, Morell says.
Source: Computerworld, http://computerworld.com
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