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Environmental Compliance Inspection Checklist for Shipbuilding Facilities

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This booklet is designed to assist shipyard owners and operators in complying with the numerous federal environmental regulations to which they are subject. The enclosed checklists are to be used by shipyards to monitor compliance with requirements in the areas of - Air - Water -Hazardous waste Tanks -Community-right-to-know -Medical waste - PCB management - Pesticides -Waste minimization - Property transfers The checklists were designed by shipyard environmental engineers and attorneys who are familiar with both shipyard operations and all of the applicable environmental regulations. The checklists do not contain complex legal language that is often pervasive in environmental regulations. Rather, the checklists are drafted in a straightforward and easy to understand manner targeted to the specific shipyard operation that the requirement is seeking to regulate. Generally, the checklists ask yes or no questions and provide areas for comment or other relevant information. While the checklists are designed to assist shipyards in determining the yards compliance with environmental regulations, use of the checklists will not assure compliance with all environmental regulations. The checklists primary focuses are on compliance with federal regulations. Where appropriate, however, the checklists indicate when it is necessary for the auditor to consult relevant state regulations. Thus, the checklists are meant to serve as guidelines that highlight the compliance issue and direct the auditor to the appropriate regulation if the auditor desires more information. As a result of this structure, shipyards are encouraged to tailor the checklists to meet their unique operational needs. Because audit reports that document potential compliance problems can become a two-edged sword, shipyards must wisely use the information obtained and be prepared to address and resolve areas of concern.

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  • Marine Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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