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RE: EH&S in Capital Projects
Joann Cortese (CORTESE@sartomer.com) asks (in part) --
> Does anyone know a rule of thumb when allocating the cost of a new
> process equipment or other auxiliary equipment that also may have
> safeguards and environmental benefits?
I don't have all the figures at hand, but Kestrel Management Consulting
(with other partners) did some work on this issue for the Synthetic Organic
Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) within the last year or two
(under the banner of "Project Real Cost"). Either Kestrel or SOCMA might be
willing to share some of the results. I have a contact for SOCMA, who we at
ChemAlliance work closely with. Contact is provided below.
Incidentally, Pennsylvania DEP has a copy of some viewgraphs regarding this
project on their web site, starting at:
and continuing on for several slides. The figure quoted within is:
"Capital Spending for EHS Ranged from 5-30% and Averaged 21%
of Total Annual Capital Spending"
from: "Learning together: Environmental Management
Systems, Environmental Performance and Regulatory Innovation"
July 22-23 Wyndham Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Multi-State Working Group on Environmental
Management Systems & USEPA - 1999 Workshop
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Mike Heyl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Manager, Legislative Affairs
Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Organization (SOCMA)
1850 M. Street
Washington, D.C. 20036
Hope this helps
Scott Butner (email@example.com)
Technical Director, ChemAlliance
Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Technology Division
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
4500 Sandpoint Way, Seattle WA 98105
(206)-528-3290 voice/(206)-528-3552 fax