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Printech Archives, March 1998: EPA Announcement Re. EMSs

EPA Announcement Re. EMSs

Wayne Pferdehirt (
Mon, 16 Mar 1998 10:00:32 CST

Thought others might be interested in this.

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The Office of Reinvention submitted a Federal Register Notice which
was posted Thursday, March 12, 1998 that presents EPA's position on
Environmental Management Systems (EMSs). The Agency supports and
encourages the use of EMSs including those based on the ISO14001
standard that focuses on improved environmental performance and
compliance, as well as source reductions and system performance. An
evaluation process, using pilot projects to test the utility of EMSs,
is explained in the notice. The pilot projects will be especially
significant in exploring the types of information being collected from
participants and methods of sharing the information in a meaningful
way. The notice solicits comments on the types of information to be
collected. Proposed categories are: environmental performance,
compliance, pollution prevention, environmental conditions,
costs/benefits to participating facilities, and stakeholder
participation and confidence.


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