Guidance & Definitions

Date: Nov 1, 2019

Summary of Updates to the How to Higg FEM Guide (v1.3)

Facility Site Info

  • Added more Facility processes from Dropdown
  • Added more Freshwater pre-treatment technologies
  • Clarified annual units requirements
  • Reminded uploaded documents are visible to those module is shared

EMS

Question 1 Increased number to environmental responsible employee to six employees
Question 4 Updated guidance for “What is the intent of the question?”
Question 4 Template for tracking/managing permit added
Question 5 Updated guidance for “What is the intent of the question?”
Question 5 Template for tracking/managing local regulation requirements revised
Question 10 Clarified definition of Subcontractor
Question 12 Clarified definition of Upstream supplier

Energy Use & GHG

Question 1 Added Solar Thermal as energy source
Question 3 Updated guidance to technical and verification guidance
Question 5 Updated reference link

Water

Question 1 Updated Water source from “Total Freshwater (all combined)” to “Water – general or origin unknown
Question 3 Updated guidance for “What is the intent of the question?”
Question 5 Updated reference link
Question 7 Updated reference link on Water balance
Question 8 Updated guidance for “What is the intent of the question?”

Wastewater

Introduction Clarified definition of Zero-Liquid Discharge (ZLD)
Question 1 Updated guidance for “What is the intent of the question?”
Question 3 Added definition of secondary treatment
Question 7 Clarified reporting standard, refers to beyond local law and regulation, and requirement condition to complete parameter table
Question 8 Updated guidance for “What is the intent of the question?”

Air Emissions

Applicability Added clarification on Applicability
Question 3 Added guidance on how to answer
Question 4 Updated guidance for “What is the intent of the question?”
Question 5 Updated guidance for “What is the intent of the question?”

Waste

Question 11 Updated guidance for “What is the intent of the question?”
Question 14 Removed recommendation of reporting normalized waste disposal

Chemical Management

Question 15 Updated guidance for “What is the intent of the question?” and “Technical Guidance”
Question 18 Updated guidance for “What is the intent of the question?”
Question 19 Added clarity on “What is the intent of the question?”

 

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