Inspections regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Inspections: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste: 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 257, 40 CFR 258, 40 CFR 262, 40 CFR 264, and 40 CFR 265

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Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): 33 U.S. Code (USC) 2701 to 2762

Air emissions sources: 40 CFR 60, 40 CFR 61, and 40 CFR 63

Accidental chemical release prevention: 40 CFR 68.56 and 40 CFR 68.73

Asbestos: 40 CFR 61.145, 40 CFR 763.85, and 40 CFR 763.92

Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs): 40 CFR 412

Lead: 40 CFR 745

Medical waste—hospital/medical/infectious incinerators (HMIWIs): 40 CFR 60.36e

Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) transformers: 40 CFR 761.30

Pretreatment programs: 40 CFR 403.8

Refrigerants: 40 CFR 82.157(g)

Spill prevention: 40 CFR 112

Stormwater discharges: 40 CFR 122.26

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 40 CFR 280

Underground injection wells: 40 CFR 146

Hazardous Materials Motor Carriers: 49 CFR 173, 179, 180, 385, 392, and 396

Regulatory Agencies

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)

Overview of Environmental Inspection Requirements

Several major federal environmental laws have key provisions for self-inspection requirements for regulated entities. Some of the primary laws include the:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) (29 USC  651 to 658)
  • Clean Air Act (CAA) (42 USC 7401 to 7671q)
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (49 USC 5101et seq.)
  • Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 USC 121 et seq.)
  • Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 (Public Law ...

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More on this topic:

Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Overview of Environmental Inspection Requirements
Tables
A Walk Through the Agency Inspection Process
Federal Agency Inspection Authority
Checklists
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