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Dakota’s Regulatory Database covers the core areas of EHS compliance with modules dedicated to EPA, OSHA, and DOT requirements. Each of these modules features our human-translated summaries, Decision-Tree applicability, action-forcing citations, and audit questions. They allow users to create and maintain site-specific profiles, plan compliance tasks, and verify compliance against current and relevant requirements.

Environmental Modules

Solid and Hazardous Waste

For any facility where solid or hazardous waste is known or suspected to be on site, including used oil, universal waste, and radioactive waste. This module presents the regulations based on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), assisting users in the identification of non-hazardous solid waste, hazardous waste, used oil, universal waste, and some forms of radioactive waste. It guides users through requirements applicable to generators, handlers, transporters, and Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs).

Major Topics:

  • Generators of Hazardous Waste
  • Transporters of Hazardous Waste
  • Permitted and Interim Status TSDFs
  • RCRA Standardized Permit
  • Remediation Waste
  • Medical / Biohazardous Wastes
  • Nonhazardous Solid Waste
  • Universal Waste
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Used Oil

Regulations Covered:

  • 40 CFR 241, 257, 260-268, 270, 271, 273, 279
  • 10 CFR 20, Subpart J, Subpart K

Water Quality

For use at any facility that has wastewater discharges, stormwater discharges, withdraws cooling water, or is a drinking water system. This module guides users through the requirements for wastewater discharges to navigable waters or to POTWs; stormwater discharges from industrial or construction activities; and the monitoring, reporting, and notification requirements for certain community and non-community drinking water systems. It also provides a framework for addressing the requirements of wastewater, stormwater, and cooling water permits that a facility may hold.

Major Topics:

  • Pretreatment / POTW Discharges
  • NPDES Discharges / Permits
  • Underground Injection Wells (UIW)
  • Community and Non-Community Drinking Water Systems
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Permits
  • Private Treatment Works
  • Cooling Water Intake Structures

Regulations Covered:

  • 40 CFR 122, 125, 132, 141, 144, 146, 403
  • Construction General Permit for Stormwater
  • Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater

Air Quality

For use at any facility that has air emissions, may be regulated as a major source or an area source under the Clean Air Act, or manufactures or uses any product containing an ozone-depleting substance. This module guides users through the major regulatory programs stemming from the Clean Air Act and its amendments. It addresses Title V Permits, PSD, NSR, Acid Rain, NSPS, Ozone-Depleting Substances, Risk Management Programs, and NESHAPs. Given the complexity and permit-driven nature of these programs, there is no single set of air requirements that applies to every facility; for this reason, Dakota enables the user to customize the provided framework to include permit requirements and other facility-specific information.

Major Topics:

  • NAAQS Attainment Status
  • Operating Permits
  • Preconstruction Permits / NSR
  • New Source Performance Standards
  • Risk Management Program (RMP)
  • Acid Rain Program
  • Mobile Sources
  • Ozone-Depleting Substances
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting

Regulations Covered:

  • CAA including CAAA of 1990
  • 40 CFR 50-52, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 68, 70, 72-76, 80-82, 98

Storage Tanks

For use at facilities with existing or closed storage tanks.This module provides a comprehensive review of the regulation of underground storage tanks (USTs) under the federal Underground Storage Tank program. It enables users to determine which sections of the regulations apply to its USTs and to identify specific requirements for managing its USTs. While there is no federal program specifically for aboveground storage tanks, the module provides the user with the option to capture state or local requirements that may apply to these tanks.

Major Topics:

  • Performance Standards for New UST Systems
  • Notification
  • Operating Requirements
  • Release Detection and Reporting Requirements
  • Release Investigation and Corrective Action Requirements
  • Permanent and Temporary Closure Requirements
  • Financial Responsibility
  • Operator Training

Regulations Covered:

  • 40 CFR 280

PCB Management

For facilities where Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), PCB items, or PCB waste are present, or have been disposed or released.This module includes requirements under The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that apply to PCB management. Topics include the use, storage, and disposal of PCB transformers, capacitors, and other PCB items; storage and disposal of PCB wastes; and PCB spill cleanup requirements.

Major Topics:

  • Use / Service / Production / Distribution of PCB Equipment
  • Handling, Marking and Record keeping Requirements for PCB items
  • PCB Waste Handling and Disposal
  • PCB Spill Cleanup Policy Requirements

Regulations Covered:

  • TSCA
  • 40 CFR 761


For use at facilities that handle chemical substances, this module reviews the TSCA requirements for toxic substances other than PCBs. It reviews record keeping, reporting and requirements concerning allegations of significant adverse reactions to health and environment, substantial risk reporting, chemical information rules, import/export, pre-manufacture notification, microbial commercial activity notification, and other areas in TSCA. It also includes an overview of the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act that modernizes elements of the original Toxic Substances Control Act.

Major Topics:

  • Pre-manufacture Notification (PMN)
  • Significant New Use Rules (SNURs)
  • Import/Export Certification
  • Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN)
  • Chemical Substance Inventory
  • Chemical Data Reporting
  • Chemical-Specific Regulations (metal working fluids, water treatment chemicals, asbestos, composite wood products)

Regulations Covered:

  • TSCA
  • 40 CFR 700-747, 749.68, 790-792, 799
  • 19 CFR 12.120-127 + EPA GUIDE For Importers/Exporters
  • 43 FR 11111-11112, TSCA 8, 15, 16, 17

Spill Prevention

For use at facilities which are engaged in drilling, producing, gathering, storing, processing, refining, transferring, distributing, using, or consuming oil and oil products or at which hazardous substances are handled. This module determines applicability of and provides the requirements for spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) for petroleum and non-petroleum oils. Response Plan requirements under the Oil Pollution Act are also covered. Release reporting requirements under the Clean Water Act and OPA are reviewed. Users are provided with an outline for applying SPCC planning requirements to hazardous substances currently not regulated under these rules.

Major Topics:

  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC)
  • Response Plans Under OPA
  • Release Reporting Requirements
  • Voluntary Hazardous Substance SPCC Planning

Regulations Covered:

  • CWA, OPA
  • 40 CFR 110, 112, 117
  • 33 CFR 127, 153, 154


For any facility which produces, uses, or stores hazardous, extremely hazardous, or toxic chemicals on site. This module describes the various requirements for emergency response planning, notification, and reporting for facilities producing, using, or storing different classes of hazardous chemicals. Toxic chemical release inventory reporting and accidental release reporting requirements are included. Good management practices (GMPs) for Pollution Prevention, Waste Minimization, and Chemical Risk Management are also included.

Major Topics:

  • Emergency Planning and Notification
  • Emergency Release Notification
  • Hazardous Chemical Reporting (MSDS / Lists and Tier I / Tier II Forms)
  • Toxic Chemical Release Reporting (Form R and Form A)
  • GMPs for Pollution Prevention, Waste Minimization and Chemical Risk Management

Regulations Covered:

  • SARA Title III (EPCRA), PPA, CERCLA release reporting requirements
  • 40 CFR 300, 302, 350, 355, 370, 372


For any facility that prepares hazardous materials for transport or is a transporter of hazardous materials, employers and drivers of commercial motor vehicles transporting property or passengers in interstate commerce, or facilities located in, under, on, or adjacent to waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction and engaged in operations that may pose a security threat. This module reviews the Department of Transportation's (DOT) requirements for shipping and transporting hazardous materials. It includes DOT training requirements; security plan requirements; emergency response information; and shipping preparation, including documentation, marking, labeling, placarding, and packaging. It covers commercial driver's license regulations, drug and alcohol testing requirements, driver qualification, equipment safety, hours of service, inspection, repair and maintenance requirements for employers, and drivers involved in interstate motor carrier operations. United States Coast Guard (USCG) regulations implementing the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 are also included and cover requirements for facility security assessments and plans, security measures, compliance with Maritime Security Levels, and training.

Major Topics:

  • Hazardous Materials Transportation via Highway, Rail, Air, or Water
  • Radioactive Materials
  • International Transport Standards
  • Motor Carrier Safety Standards
  • Maritime Transportation Security

Regulations Covered:

  • 33 CFR 101,105
  • 49 CFR 107, 130, 171-174, 176, 177-180
  • 49 CFR 380, 382, 383, 385, 387, 390, 391, 392, 393, 395, 396, 397 & 398
  • 10 CFR 71, 110

Industrial Hygiene and Safety Modules

Chemical and Physical Exposures

For any facility where actual or potential exposure to chemical or physical hazards exist, including hazardous substances, radiation, and noise. This module includes substance-specific requirements for OSHA-regulated toxic and hazardous substances (29 CFR 1910, Subpart Z).

Major Topics:

  • Hazard Communication
  • Laboratory Hazardous Chemicals
  • Subpart Z-regulated substances
  • Occupational Noise Exposure
  • Hearing Protection
  • Radiation (OSHA & NRC)
  • Ventilation

Regulations Covered:

  • 29 CFR 1910 Subparts G, Z
  • 10 CFR 19, 20

Equipment Safeguards

For any facility that has equipment regulated by OSHA, such as hand and portable power tools, forklifts, cranes, welding tools, and electrical systems. This module reviews requirements for specific and specialized equipment regulated by OSHA.

Major Topics:

  • Platforms and Lifts
  • Lockout / Tagout
  • Electrical Systems
  • Materials Handling & Storage
  • Welding and Cutting
  • Machinery & Guarding
  • Hand and Portable Power Tools
  • Spray Finishing Booths
  • Air Receivers
  • Electrical Power Industry
  • Grain Handling Facilities
  • Telecommunications Industry

Regulations Covered:

  • 29 CFR 1910 Subparts F, J, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S

Worker Safety

For any facility that is regulated by OSHA for potential workplace safety issues. This module contains a wide range of OSHA requirements related to workplace safety including general accident/incident reporting; programs such as Process Safety Management (PSM), confined spaces, personal protective equipment (PPE); and select industry-specific requirements.

Major Topics:

  • Process Safety Management
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Fire Protection
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Welding and Cutting
  • Walking-Working Surfaces
  • Accident Prevention Signs & Tags
  • Exit Routes
  • Housekeeping
  • Sanitation
  • Accident / Incident Reporting
  • Emergency Response and First Aid
  • Telecommunications Industry
  • Electric Power Industry

Regulations Covered:

  • 29 CFR 1910 Subparts D, E, G, H, I, J, K, L, Q, R, S,
  • 29 CFR 1904
  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart L
  • 29 CFR 1926.502

Health and Medical Services

For any facility that provides medical services and/or is required by OSHA to maintain programs or meet standards for medical surveillance, employee exposure, and bloodborne pathogens. This module covers standards for medical personnel, employee exposure, and medical records, including medical surveillance programs, medical facilities, bloodborne pathogens, and the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for post-offer examinations. It includes requirements for written programs, training, and record keeping are included, along with Good Management Practices (GMPs) for specific medical equipment.

Major Topics:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Medical Services
  • Equipment and Supplies
  • Evaluation and Testing

Regulations Covered:

  • 29 CFR 1910.1020
  • 29 CFR 1910.1030
  • 29 CFR 1630, 1904

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