Inspections regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Inspections: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), 29 USC 651 to 658

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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 Appropriation Act of 2007, Public Law 107-296

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 USC 6901 to 6992k

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 USC 136g

Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), 15 USC 2601 to 2692

Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 USC 1251 to 1387

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), 42 USC 300f to 300j-26

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) safety: 29 USC 657, and regulations at 29 CFR 1903.1 to 1903.13, 29 CFR 1903.20, and 29 CFR 1926.3

Hazardous Materials Transporters Act (HMTA), 49 USC 5121

Air pollution: 42 USC 7414

Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards: 6 CFR 27.250

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 USC 9604

Hazardous waste: 42 USC 6927

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 42 USC 6991d

Medical waste: 42 USC 6992c

Pesticides: 7 USC 136g

Toxic substances: 15 USC 2610

Spill prevention: 40 CFR 112

Wastewater: 33 USC 1318

Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs): 40 CFR 122.23

Drinking water: 42 USC 300j-4(b)

Wetlands: 33 CFR 326.3

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

Overview of Environmental and Safety Inspection Requirements

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


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More on this topic:

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