The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in 1970 for the purpose of monitoring and regulating the actions of industries across the country. Their primary goal is to protect the environment from harmful toxins and substances that often come as a byproduct of mining, construction, agriculture, and utilities. Not only are they protecting the environment, but citizens of the United States reap a number of benefits as well, including cleaner air and fresher water.
For those in the oil and natural gas industry, the regulations can be pretty strict. There’s a lot to consider, and there are always ways to make the process safer, cleaner, and more efficient. Let’s take a look at some EPA-approved adjustments and best practices.
- Reduce Toxicity. Chemicals and treatment solutions are infamous for their toxicity and harmful effects on the environment. Fortunately, there are a number of organic substitutes available on the market that are just as effective without being quite so hazardous. Consider employing one of these organic substitutes to reduce your overall toxicity.
- Improve Equipment Efficiency. Both the layout of your equipment and the machinery itself are critical. When it comes to being environmentally friendly, you must do everything in your power to save energy and optimize your processes. Utilize machinery that is power efficient, and arrange your equipment in a way that saves resources.
- Stay on Top of Maintenance. Regular maintenance and close monitoring of equipment functionality is critical to your success. Small issues such as leaks or malfunctions may arise over time. Left unchecked, these small issues can grow to become massive problems. Not only would these problems be non-compliant with the EPA’s strict regulations, but they would cost much more to repair.
- Prevent Vehicle Emissions. Vehicle emissions may not be the first thing on your mind when considering EPA compliance, but they play a significant role. Vehicles can spread dust, dirt, and chemicals where they don’t belong, particularly those that frequently exit and re-enter a work site. The solution to this is to keep your vehicles as clean as possible at all times.
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