By Jacob I. Bregman
In case your association is topic to the millions of federal, kingdom, and native environmental legislation and rules in influence within the U.S. this day, the Environmental Compliance instruction manual might be inside of effortless achieve. hundreds of thousands of pros have benefited from the bestselling first variation. the second one variation builds on that beginning and is going additional to supply you with the newest, most recent details on hand. It simplifies the advanced global of environmental legislation and compliance and describes, in daily language, the foremost federal legislation and rules in addition to the serious nation necessities appended to them.
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Besides the obvious safety issue of evaluating an operating piece of machinery, the environmental officer should be concerned with potential releases or discharges due to removed filters or disconnected ducts. By closely coordinating with the work supervisor, the environmental manager can plan the assessment for a time when a work stoppage would have the least negative impact. THE MECHANICS OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT An environmental compliance assessment does not have to be an expensive and time-consuming activity.
An assessor who has worked in an auto body shop in all probability would be more likely to look in all the right corners to find improperly stored hazardous items than someone who has never even changed his car’s oil. Similarly, an assessor with some golf course experience would be more likely to know that the dead grass on the fairway is the result of a pesticide spill rather than the mere summer burn that a less sophisticated assessor might assume. In addition to noticing more compliance issues than their counterparts, assessors with experience in the regulated field should be less likely to accept inaccurate or misleading answers to their probing questions.
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Environmental Compliance Handbook by Jacob I. Bregman