The EHS Software Compliant to All 50 states

Even after launching in 2018, Encamp continues to alter the EHS landscape as the first end-to-end software platform for environmental compliance. The Encamp platform, which was created by Encamp’s own EHS professionals, is a single, best-in-class system that helps businesses and their EHS teams understand, manage, and comply with applicable environmental regulations for every facility they operate.

And they’re able to do it for facilities in all 50 states.

In effect, the Encamp platform provides a connected command center for environmental compliance activities across your business. It lets you centralize data compilation, automate reporting, and put EHS directors, program managers, specialists, and every member of your EHS team on the same compliance reporting path, in real time and with full transparency.

End-to-end and 50-state-aware: the future of environmental compliance

Relative to other industries, software adoption is still not a mainstream practice in the EHS space. That is, few EHS teams use software developed specifically to orchestrate the environmental compliance process. And no wonder.

Aside from traditional environmental management systems (EMS; also see the EPA’s definition of EMS), the only other solution choices are Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS) or various point systems to basically store data. All of these systems are hard to implement and even harder to configure and use. Also, at best, they only supplement the time-consuming manual work of environmental compliance reporting instead of automating and streamlining it.

Or at worst, companies still use “systems” like Excel, SharePoint, binders, and email to keep their environmental programs in compliance.

Consider as well that federal standards are often left to the states to administer, and that each state has their own reporting requirements, schedules, and systems, and the complexity magnifies because none of these systems speak to one another.

Therefore, keeping up with environmental compliance on an ongoing basis can feel like reinventing the wheel over and over again.

In today’s world, companies are stuck overpaying consultants or overworking their internal teams. They constantly struggle to remain on top of ever-changing state and federal requirements.

As we have from day 1, Encamp has always believed environmental teams should have an end-to-end platform for environmental compliance, unifying all their facilities across all 50 states. With such a platform for environmental compliance at the state and facilities level, EHS teams could easily:

  • Centralize EHS information with site-specific compliance profiles
  • Achieve a 360-degree view of environmental compliance reporting schedules
  • Create tasks, alerts, and reminders for each site
  • Access all compliance forms and documents in one place
  • Automate submissions, payments, and record-keeping for environmental compliance

That’s exactly what we continue to build at Encamp.

Proactive environmental compliance

As the Encamp platform has already shown, environmental compliance programs will continue to be built on systems that are fundamentally concerned with the compliance applicability of every facility and the state in which a facility is located. With the ability to additionally automate final submissions for common compliance reports, tracking down data and copy-pasting report information into state websites to comply with regulations will finally become a thing of the past.

Going forward, businesses and their EHS operations will then take a more proactive approach to environmental compliance and avoiding, minimizing, and mitigating the risk of non-compliance events. The Encamp platform lets you do this right now.

Make Tier II reporting easy and efficient using Encamp’s EPCRA solution. The Encamp platform eliminates data silos and non-standardized processes by providing companies with a single pane of glass to manage each facet of Tier II reporting. Threshold checks. Data reviews. Even final report submissions to state and local agencies. With Encamp, companies are able to manage EPCRA compliance year round — no more annual fire drills for 312 reporting or missed 302 notifications.

Speed user adoption via an intuitive interface. Encamp provides users across the organization with an easy to use application so they can start using our solutions quickly and with minimal training.

Submit Tier II reports to state and local agencies directly from Encamp. Other than IDSi International, no other solution on the market gives users the ability to electronically submit Tier II reports to states that offer electronic reporting directly from the application. Encamp does this out-of-the-box, having developed integrations to the various state reporting systems and providing users with proof of reporting. For states that still require Tier II reports to be submitted via regular mail, Encamp generates reports that we then send to the proper state and local agencies on your behalf.

Demonstrate compliance from a reliable system of record. With Encamp as your system of record for Tier II reporting, you sleep better knowing the risk of non-compliance findings by internal or agency auditors is minimized. With Encamp, you create a single source of truth for compliance data, permits, and documentation — organized by facilities in a modern platform everyone can understand. You also archive final reports in digitized format directly in the Encamp platform, making them easy to mange, locate, and access if needed.

Develop standardized and repeatable Tier II reporting processes. By eliminating siloed data, and by providing environmental teams across the organization with a single source of the truth, our EPCRA module lets EHS operations standardize their process for Tier II reporting. With previous years’ reports archived (and digitized) in the Encamp platform, you easily access referenceable data to start report preparations for the new year. There’s no need to start over each year.

Eliminate the hassle of tracking and managing state filing fees. We provide your company with an efficient way to track and manage reporting costs by facility so that charge backs, budget forecasting, and annual budgeting can be done in a few minutes rather than taking weeks or months.

Simplify reporting for multiple facilities across multiple states. Eliminate the challenges of managing reporting processes for multiple facilities in one or more states or territories. Also, ease the burden of reporting to agencies in California, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Texas, and Washington.

Features that make Encamp unique

Site-specific compliance profiles

Encamp syncs directly with governmental compliance databases so you can build your compliance profiles in minutes. Type in your facility name and address, and we pull in your compliance information from available federal and state databases, automatically. Encamp is also the missing half of Excel. Easily import and export your facility data as Excel files to stay organized, effective, and efficient.

Integrated forms and documents

Encamp provides you a facility-centric location to store your compliance documents, so your hard work doesn’t get lost across shared folders. Encamp also provides up-to-date government forms, so you can access fillable state and federal EHS compliance forms in one place. Add any custom forms in seconds to make it your own.

When your compliance docs and forms are organized in one place, everyone is on the same page — with less headache and work.

End-to-end compliance reporting

We’re on a mission to phase out copy-paste reporting and record keeping, starting with Tier II hazardous material inventory reports.

With Encamp, you get a unified, easy-to-understand interface that contains every custom Tier II reporting field required by each state. It’s simple to keep your chemical inventories up-to-date. Encamp even automatically calculates the reporting thresholds for each chemical based on the state they’re being reported in.

Encamp takes the manual, time-consuming task of submitting Tier II information and transforms it into an automated process in all 50 states. More importantly, Encamp makes sure every agency who needs a report copy gets one, and that all the documents you need to keep for your internal records are automatically saved and organized.

Life’s too short to spend it copy-pasting data into governmental systems. Let software do the busy work, and get back to doing what you’re great at.

Transforming the way enterprises stay in compliance 

Encamp is on a mission to create a world where good for business can equal good for the environment. We help enterprises transform compliance programs and human processes into a technology-driven system that lays the foundation for accurate and ongoing environmental compliance through a blended method of intelligent high-tech solutions and high-touch expert support.

Luke Jacobs

Jacobs founded Encamp Inc. in 2018 with his two co-founders, his brother Sam Jacobs and friend Dan Smedema from what started as an idea during a camping trip in June 2017. Encamp focuses on software to serve the EHS industry by streamlining environmental compliance reporting.

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