Covers the entire spectrum from asbestos to wetlands management
This book shows you how to minimize environmental risks in the best and most cost-effective manner. Familiar techniques from modern management practice (such as inventory management and performance reporting) are adapted and applied to long-term environmental risk reduction and control. Real-life examples are used to illustrate the concepts explained in the book. Topics discussed include environmental assessments Phases I through III, environmental risk inventory development, risk justification, legal implications, public relations and public perceptions, notification requirements, budgeting, physical and human control mechanisms, hazard ranking worksheets, environmental risk audits, and risk reduction cost analysis. The book shows you how to develop a set of environmental "books" and records analogous to standard financial reports. It's indispensable for all managers, consultants, attorneys, lenders, insurance and real estate professionals, as well as anyone else concerned with the management of environmental risks.
Forward. Introduction. THE CONTEXT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RISK MANAGEMENT-THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RISK INVENTORY. ENVIRONMENTAL RISK MANAGEMENT. THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, RULES, REGULATION AND COMMON LAW. PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY.. ENVIRONMENTAL RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY. THE ENVIRONMENTAL RISK INVENTORY SYSTEM (ERIS). PRIMARY CONTROL MECHANISMS. TRANSPORT AND SECONDARY CONTROL MECHANISMS. ANALYSIS OF POTENTIAL TARGETS AND RISK SOURCE. ENVIRONMENTAL RISK-THE INVENTORY RISK "VALUE". COST MODELS AND COST ESTIMATION-BENEFIT MODELS AND BENEFIT ESTIMATION. ENVIRONMENTAL RISK MANAGEMENT DECISION MAKING. ENVIRONMENTAL RISK INVESTIGATION-DATA SOURCES AND INVESTIGATION PROCEDURES FOR PHASE I, II AND III ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENTS. PHASE I ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENTS. PART I-GENERAL CONTEXT OF PHASE I ERAs. PHASE I ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS. PART II-HISTORIC ANALYSIS OF LAND. SUBSTANCE IDENTIFICATION: SAMPLING THEORY AND TECHNIQUES.