Texas manufacturers who are worried about environmental regulations companies must follow should consider self-auditing their operations. Environmental regulatory compliance can be confusing, especially for small Texas companies who lack the time, resources and expertise to understand and manage them.
To make matters worse, environmental laws and regulations are extensive and fall under multiple agencies including EPA, TCEQ as well as hazardous materials agencies such as DOT, and your local fire department and municipality.
A comprehensive environmental audit should address the following local, state, and federal programs governing:
- Air, Permit by Rule, New Source Review and Title V Air Permits
- Industrial Waste (hazardous and non-hazardous), RCRA
- Storm Water, SWPPP
- Transportation (DOT),
- Chemical Inventories,
- Hazard Communication and
- The Toxic Substances Control Act
In our experience, the most common issues during environmental compliance assessments for your sector are as follows:
- Satellite accumulation area (SAA) and main accumulation area (MAA) maintenance and training not current
- Lack of up-to-date chemical inventories and SDS
- Storm water training/inspections/sampling out of date or not completed
- DOT and RCRA training for employees signing chemical waste manifests outdated
- Universal waste (batteries, thermostats, fluorescent lights, etc.) – storage, signage, collection not sufficient
Our Texas environmental consulting services include conducting environmental compliance assessments in the most comprehensive and cost effective manner possible.
Frequently, we conduct audits under the Texas Environmental Health & Safety Audit Privilege Act in order to protect our clients from environmental fines and penalties.
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