By Jacob I. Bregman
In the event that your association is topic to the millions of federal, nation, and native environmental legislation and rules in impression within the U.S. at the present time, the Environmental Compliance guide could be inside effortless succeed in. millions of pros have benefited from the bestselling first variation. the second one variation builds on that starting place and is going additional to supply you with the newest, newest details on hand. It simplifies the complicated global of environmental legislation and compliance and describes, in daily language, the key federal legislation and rules in addition to the severe country specifications appended to them.
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Biological Resources a. Does the facility have any biological resources? b. Does the facility have any threatened or endangered species? c. Does the facility have, or have an impact on, any wetlands? d. Is the facility located on the ocean shore? National Environmental Policy Act a. Is the facility a federal facility or is the facility proposing a project that requires federal, state, or local permitting? b. Is the proposed action likely to have an environmental impact? Environmental Justice a.
The assessor may take photographs or videos of compliance issues. These can provide compelling evidence of what the assessors saw. For example, at the ECA out-briefing, a floor manager may deny that his unit followed certain unsatisfactory work practices. A video documenting such practices would prevent any further debate. Conversely, a videotape of workers emptying 55-gallon barrels of an unknown substance into a floor drain would make a prosecutor’s job a lot easier. And once created, ECA photos and film may be quite difficult to destroy without negative implications.
WHO PERFORMS AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT? In deciding who should conduct its ECA, an organization should consider many factors. Are there issues of hazardous wastes or used oil? Are there any wetlands or cultural resources on site? Since many OSHA requirements are closely related to L1565 ch02 frame Page 11 Friday, September 28, 2001 11:35 AM COMPLIANCE ASSESSMENT 11 environmental requirements, especially in the areas of hazardous materials and hazardous waste, should the assessors also conduct at least a partial OSHA assessment?