Web Based Compliance Software for Ports

Freer Consulting White Paper Nicholas Lowe-Hale December 2, 2016

Streamlining port regulatory monitoring and record keeping through web based compliance software

Port regulatory issues encompass physical monitoring and record keeping. Having a different system for each framework can further compound compliance challenges, and merging different systems can be a disjointed task. Organizations can avoid this by utilizing an online portal from a single service provider, created specifically to handle these frameworks, with the modular ability to expand and adapt.

This white paper is 8 pages long with an in-depth analysis of a sensor to dashboard model and includes compliance frameworks for stormwater management, the SPCC Rule, NPDES, and RCRA. If you would like to know how Freer Consulting can help your organization with port regulatory monitoring, please contact us.

What are the differences between physical checks and electronic sensors when monitoring?

Manually measuring and checking information gives an almost foolproof method of measuring or understanding what is happening, but this method is time consuming and only offers snapshots of data in semi constant intervals. Obtaining measurements through electronic sensors in a sensor to dashboard model offers a real time view of what is happening allowing facilities to respond quickly to the changing needs of the organization and the surrounding environment. Tracking data with electronic sensors, however, is challenging due to how many aspects need to be measured, the regulations involved in taking many of these measurements, and the hostile environment of moving machinery and exposure to the elements.

What are the main regulatory issues found at a port that need monitoring?

The main issues found at a port today are managing stormwater pollution and compliance with the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Rule, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), and Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations. A sensor to dashboard model can help address the most common violations for these issues through automated data collection and record keeping.