• Environmental Compliance: Tip of the Month
  • June 10, 2011 | Author: Heather L. Parent
  • Law Firm: Eaton Peabody - Bangor Office
  • Your business can take a series of small routine steps to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations. Environmental enforcement actions are often costly, time consuming, and take your focus away from running a productive business. By taking just 15-30 minutes per month to complete each step, your business can identify and correct environmental issues before they become enforcement cases.

    Tip of the Month: Review your permits.

    Gather all your permits and licenses and conduct your once-a-year review (waste discharge, wastewater discharge, air permits, stormwater, etc.). Do they reflect how you currently operate? Have any changes been made in the past year that should be reflected in the permits? Has your staffing changed, and should new staff be made aware of requirements in your permits?

    After your permit review, review the requirements with the appropriate employees.