Accession Number : ADA297260
Title : U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Environmental Compliance Audit Handbook (ECAH).
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
Personal Author(s) : Schell, Donna J.
PDF Url : ADA297260
Report Date : JUL 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 997
Abstract : The number of environmental laws and regulations have continued to grow in the United States and worldwide, making compliance with these regulations increasingly difficult. Environmental assessments became a way to determine compliance with current environmental regulations. The Fish and Wildlife Service has adopted an environmental compliance program that identifies compliance problems before they are cited as violations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). Beginning in 1993, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL), in cooperation with the Fish and Wildlife Service, began research on the Environmental Compliance Audit Handbook (ECAH). The concept was to combine Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) along with good management practices and risk-management issues, into a series of checklists that show legal requirements and which specific items or operations to review. The handbook is continually updated to address new environmental compliance laws and regulations.
Descriptors : *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *HANDBOOKS, *WILDLIFE, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, REQUIREMENTS, UNITED STATES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT, CODING, REGULATIONS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, CHECKOUT PROCEDURES, AUDITING.
Subject Categories : Biology
Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE