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