In 1994, in response to an Administrative Consent Order with the Department of Environmental
Protection, MassHighway began a comprehens ive environmental compliance initiative at its
maintenance facilities. At the outset, the Department performed a gap analysis to evaluate
MassHighway’s management structure and to determine the level of environmental compliance.
The gap analysis concluded that a significant financial and personnel investment was needed to
correct violations of regulatory requirements and to provide a method to ensure on-going
Health, safety and environmental management system manual includes Introduction, du HSE Scope, General Policy and Responsibilities, Regulatory Compliance, HSE Training Requirements, HSE Incident Reporting and Investigation, Emergency Response and Preparedness.
Remediation of hazardous wastes present in the subsurface has evolved with
time and has been influenced by various factors over the years. During the early
years, direction and efforts were mostly influenced by the regulations in place and
the need for compliance and protection of human health and environment. The
contaminants primarily focused upon during this time were the petroleum-related
contaminants stemming from leaking underground storage tanks (USTs
This document should be useful for security program managers, technical and functional managers,
network and system administrators, and other information technology (IT) staff members. It provides
them with a structured approach to network security testing. Management personnel who are responsible
for systems can apply the testing procedures and tools discussed in this document to become informed
about the status of the assets under their stewardship. This document can also assist in evaluating
compliance with their organization’s security standards and requirements.
It is hard to imagine that less than fifteen years ago building and fire
codes specific to the construction of a wafer fabrication facility were just in
the process of being developed. Detection and evaluation of leaking underground
storage tanks and epidemiological health studies aimed at qualifying
and quantifying our “cleanroom” image were in their infancy stages and Cal-
OSHA had just completed the first in-depth study of the industry’s chemical
processes and associated industrial hygiene exposures....
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Predicting the aquatic toxicity of commercial pesticide mixtures
Anja Coors1* and Tobias Frische2
Background: Previous studies reported on a large ( 80%) compliance between the observed toxicity of pesticide mixtures and their toxicity as predicted by the concept of concentration addition (CA).
A person is disqualified from acting as a member of the audit team if he or
she is an interested party or if confidence in his or her impartiality in relation
to the HEI subject to the audit comes under question. Disqualification is
determined in compliance with the provisions of the Administrative
Procedure Act (434/2003, Chapter 5, sections 27–29). According to good
administrative procedure, a disqualified person may not in any way participate
in the processing or evaluation of a matter.
The QMP, Safety Plan, and Environmental Compliance Plan are documents which are used on
an ongoing basis throughout the life of the project. Special distribution, tracking, and revision
procedures are established for these documents to ensure that project participants are using only
the most up-to-date versions. As updated versions become available throughout the life of the
project they will be posted on the Design-Builder’s tracking software and properly noted as to
which a revision and the date of the revision.
Reviewers provide their comments in writing on Form RCSR or equivalent document.
Comments are submitted to the DM electronically via Document Control by the date and time
indicated on the review package transmittal letter. If a reviewer has no comments, he/she
indicates “No Comments” on the Form RCSR and returns it to Document Control and the DM.
The DM conducts a Comment Resolution meeting to document and resolve responses to review
This work is concerned with such matters as: (1) the review and analysis of proposals
submitted by industry groups; (2) attending public hearings and meetings with the public
and industry groups; (3) conducting referenda; (4) establishing machinery for operation
of agreements and orders; (5) preparing reports recommending administrative and
regulatory action, and appropriate documents to achieve such action; (6) giving market
administrators advice and assistance regarding the interpretation of orders and
agreements, and administrative and procedural matters; (7) interpret...
But we need a sustained effort, which is why the President set an ambitious goal that by 2015 we
would have 1 million electric vehicles on the road, becoming the world’s leader in advance vehicle
technologies. To help reach this goal, the President is proposing bold steps to improve the
efficiency of all modes of transportation, from air to highways to rail to water, and to develop
alternative fuels. He is continuing to push forward on fuel economy standards for cars and trucks.
He has proposed to speed the adoption of electric vehicles with new more...
As new technologies emerge, the Federal government has a responsibility to lead by example. Our
government owns and manages approximately 500,000 buildings and operates more than 600,000
fleet vehicles. The electricity used for its buildings, the fuel used in its cars and trucks, and the
energy required in military operations make it the largest energy consumer in the US economy.
Motor vehicle crashes remain the number one cause of death in the United States among young
people. In 2003, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported, “motor vehicle crashes still
cause about 1 of every 3 injury deaths among children. Among those 4-12 years old, crash injuries
are the leading cause of death. Most of the deaths are passenger vehicle occupants, and proper
restraint use can reduce these fatalities.
Listing standards may or may not address governance issues directly
and/or compliance with an applicable governance code may well be part of
individual listing agreements. In some instances, as mentioned above, listing
standards incorporate elements of the governance code (cf. the Australian
example). In other jurisdictions, additional governance standards - over and
above the governance code - have been introduced as part of the listing
requirements. For instance, the Stockholm Stock Exchange and the TSX both
impose such standards (e.g.
It is important to note that NPDES permits are only required of so-called “point sources.”
Point sources tend to be larger industrial and commercial facilities and public treatment facilities.
Some large agricultural operations are considered point sources, but, by and large, runoff from
farms, roads, lawns, and most small pollution sources are not directly regulated. These
“nonpoint sources” are the subject of increased scrutiny, since most of the nation’s remaining
water quality problems are due to nonpoint pollution.
A typical weakness in legislation, which should be avoided, is the tendency to state
explicitly within the act economic sanctions for non-compliance (such as fees, tariffs or
fines). It is much more complicated and time consuming to change or to amend an act
than to amend the supporting regulations and management procedures. Hence, stating
economic sanctions within an act entails an associated risk that enforcement of the
legislation could become ineffective and outdated due to economic inflation.
The audit should be performed in accordance with the approved plan. However,
the planning process does not end with the start of the execution phase. Rather,
as implementation of the audit proceeds, unanticipated circumstances will often
require that the plan be modified. Such changes should be documented, along
with the reasons for them. If any changes alter significantly the methodology of
the audit or the time or other resources required to carry it out, those changes
should be reviewed and approved by the official, if any, who approved the
Despite this disparity in the quantity of environmental releases, dioxins and
furans have dominated the debate over regulatory controls of the effluents from pulp and
paper plants that use chlorine bleaching because chlorinated phenols and volatile
organochlorines are estimated to be very much less toxic.
Treatment requirements imposed on individual firms were seen as the most direct
response to pollution problems. In the climate of the early 1970s, and given the lack of regional
institutions in place, the desire to minimize compliance costs and use taxes to meet ambient goals
was less strongly felt. This is one explanation for the quantity-based regulatory system we have
in place to this day. To understand some of the other explanations, it is necessary to describe the
characteristics of a tax system in more detail.
Before doing so, mention should also be made...