Contact(s): Tom Nowakowski, 608-266-8226
MADISON - A La Crosse company that designs and manufactures equipment used in the liquid gas supply chain has applied for participation in Tier 2 of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Green Tier program.
Chart Energy & Chemicals, a subsidiary of Chart Industries, designs and manufactures cryogenic equipment used in the separation of oxygen, nitrogen and noble gases in the processing of natural gas. In addition, their distribution and storage products are fundamental to the delivery and end-use of liquid gases in many industrial and energy applications.
The company is seeking to participate in Tier 2 of Green Tier, a voluntary program that is intended to promote and recognize superior environmental performance by companies operating in Wisconsin. Tier 2 is designed for companies with a fully functional environmental management system and with a history of superior environmental performance. Chart Energy & Chemicals has incorporated an environmental management system that received ISO 14001 certification in 2016. The EMS is a "plan-do-check-act" tool that helps a company understand its environmental impacts and set benchmarks to measure future environmental performance. These contracts seek to enable environmental improvements and may allow participants to negotiate customized contracts for certain types of regulatory flexibility. Chart Energy & Chemicals is not currently seeking regulatory flexibility.
Chart Energy & Chemical's recent environmental accomplishments include:
The public has an opportunity to comment on the proposed Tier 2 contract by contacting DNR with comments, or requests for a public informational meeting through June 16, 2017. Comments may be directed to Tom Nowakowski, Wisconsin DNR, OB/7, PO BOX 7921, Madison, WI 53707, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or at (608) 266-8226.
More information is available by searching the DNR website for "Green Tier" and click on the button for "See Green Tier participants, applicants and charters" and then clicking the link for Chart Energy & Chemicals under the "applicants" tab.