Strategic Environmental Performance: Obtaining and Sustaining Compliance

Environmental Compliance and the Corporate StructureDefining the Compliance ProfileAlignment with the Mission of the CompanyOrganizational Structures That Enable ComplianceFunctional Organization StructureDivisional Organization StructureMatrixed Organization StructureFlat Organization StructureApplied LearningReferencesCorporate CultureIntroductionTop-Down Leadership: Demonstrated CommitmentEmployee Buy-In and EngagementCultural Impacts on ComplianceEvaluating Culture for EffectivenessApplied LearningReferencesIdentifying Applicable RequirementsEnvironmental Regulations OverviewRegulatory RequirementsFederal LawsThe Clean Water ActThe Clean Water Act TodayWastewater ManagementPretreatment ProgramStorm Water PollutionConstruction Storm WaterIndustrial Storm WaterMunicipal Storm WaterConcentrated Animal Feeding OperationsSpills of Oils and Hazardous Substances (SPCC)Tier I FacilityTier II FacilityFacility Response PlanWetlands ProtectionThe Clean Air ActThe Clean Air Act TodayResource Conservation and Recovery ActEmergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA)Toxic Substances Control ActSafe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)National Environmental Policy ActEndangered Species ActFederal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide ActComprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)State LawsCounty LawsLocal LawsRegulatory Relationship Development and SustainmentOther Directives and Corporate PolicyEstablishing and Documenting ApplicabilityApplied LearningReferencesImplementation Roles, Responsibilities and AccountabilityLeadership Charting the WayLeadership Style and ImpactCommunicating the Importance of Environmental ComplianceEmployee ParticipationWhere Implementation Really Takes PlaceMotivated versus Reluctant ImplementationEnvironmental Subject Matter Experts and ProfessionalsWhat Defines an Environmental Subject Matter Expert?Training, Experience and Keeping Skills RelevantCompliance Decision-MakingRemoving Ambiguity from Compliance DecisionsApplied LearningReferencesFlow Down of RequirementsCommunicating Requirements within the OrganizationDeveloping Processes for Requirements Flow DownCorporate-Level ProcessesOrganization-Level ProcessesWork Unit–Level ProcessesApplied LearningReferencesRequirements and Implementation DocumentsCorporate-Level Procedures and Implementing DocumentsOrganization-Level Procedures and Implementing DocumentsProcedural GovernanceDevelopment and ApprovalStakeholder ConsiderationsControlling ChangesConfiguration ManagementPeriodic Reviews and UpdatesAccessibility of ProceduresApplied LearningCritical Implementation Elements and AttributesEnvironmental JusticeTraining and Knowledge RetentionAppropriate Knowledge for ImplementationTraining: A Necessary Investment for SuccessApplied LearningReferencesRequirements TrackingKeeping Up with New RegulationsTracking and Implementing Changes to Existing RegulationsProfessional Working Groups Impacts and ParticipationConveying Legislative ChangesApplied LearningReferencesAssessing and Measuring Program PerformanceDefining Successful Performance for a Compliance ProgramEffective Methods Used to Measure PerformanceIdentifying What Is Important: Corporate and Stakeholder PrioritiesEvaluating Environmental Compliance Programs and ProcessesEvaluating Implementation of Environmental RequirementsApplied LearningTracking and Trending PerformanceIdentifying and Use of Meaningful MetricsHow Well Are Regulatory Requirements Identified and Flowed DownMeeting Regulatory Reporting RequirementsHow Well Does the Program Promote Compliance and the Corporate MissionPerformance IndicatorsLeading and Lagging IndicatorsPurpose and Usefulness in Compliance DeterminationHow to Use Leading IndicatorsHow to Use Lagging IndicatorsContinuous ImprovementApplied LearningReferencesLessons LearnedLearning from the Past to Prevent Future OccurrencesCapturing and Documenting Lessons LearnedCommunicating Lessons LearnedIntegrating Lessons Learned to Produce ChangeApplied LearningCompliance and Implementation ToolkitAppendix A: Toolkit for Evaluating Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)Appendix B: Toolkit for Evaluating NPDESAppendix C: Evaluating Air EmissionsAppendix D: Toolkit for Evaluating EPCRAAppendix E: Toolkit for Evaluating SDWAAppendix F: Toolkit for Evaluating SPCCAppendix G: Toolkit for Evaluating FIFRAAppendix H: Toolkit for Evaluating TSCAAppendix I: Toolkit for Evaluating NEPAAppendix J: Toolkit for CERCLA
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