By Jacob I. Bregman
In the event that your association is topic to the millions of federal, nation, and native environmental legislation and laws in influence within the U.S. this present day, the Environmental Compliance guide could be inside of effortless achieve. millions of pros have benefited from the bestselling first variation. the second one version builds on that starting place and is going extra to supply you with the most recent, most modern info to be had. It simplifies the advanced global of environmental legislations and compliance and describes, in daily language, the most important federal legislation and rules in addition to the severe nation specifications appended to them.
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E. Does the facility have any equipment that contains PCBs in concentrations greater than 50 ppm? GLOSSARY Code of Federal Regulations A series of books that contain all of the regulations that are current for each federal agency. Effluent Liquid or air discharge from an industrial facility. L1565 ch02 frame Page 23 Friday, September 28, 2001 11:35 AM COMPLIANCE ASSESSMENT 23 Friable asbestos Asbestos that can be crumbled in one’s hand. It is the most toxic type of asbestos. Mitigation Reduction of a negative environmental impact, but not necessarily its total elimination.
This is because the organization that is the direct employer of the personnel carrying out the ECA has a duty of care toward the assessors. Even specific language in the ECA contract that provides for indemnification or immunity concerning workplace hazards may not shield the organization from liability for injuries suffered by assessors, or damage to their equipment, during an ECA. The environmental officer should consult with his legal officer concerning such potential liability and attempt to minimize any dangers through workplace safety, clear instructions, and close supervision.
The term ECA will be used for environmental compliance assessment throughout this book. An ECA helps the organization determine which legal requirements, out of a vast number of federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations, are relevant to its activities, and how well the organization is complying with them. Additionally, the ECA should catalog all resources available to support the organization’s compliance program. By determining which environmental regulations are the most relevant, including the ones most likely to lead to unwanted enforcement actions, and by cataloging available resources, an ECA will enable the organization to expend its environmental energies and funds in the most efficient manner.
Environmental Compliance Handbook by Jacob I. Bregman