1st Edition

Strategic Environmental Performance Obtaining and Sustaining Compliance

By Frances Alston, Brian K. Perkins Copyright 2021
    326 Pages
    by CRC Press

    326 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Protecting our environment has never been more important than it is today in the wake of climate change and the ever-increasing demand on natural resources due to the expanding world population. Environmental protection has been increasingly discussed by concerned citizen groups and politicians in the wake of unexpected environmental disasters that have occurred in recent years. The need to protect drinking water resources, control greenhouse gas emissions, and implement successful waste reduction practices will continue to gain visibility with growing social awareness. Environmental managers and leaders can all benefit from this comprehensive and strategic book which guides them through environmental regulatory requirements and methods that can be used to interpret the regulations, develop programs, and processes to ensure compliance. The book includes a Tool Kit containing resources that can assist a company in assessing and evaluating the strength of their environmental program, systems, and processes so that changes can be made before damages to the environment becomes a reality, and penalties are enforced.


    Chapter 1 Environmental Compliance and the Corporate Structure

    Chapter 2 Corporate Culture

    Chapter 3 Identifying Applicable Requirements

    Chapter 4 Implementation Roles Responsibilities and Accountability

    Chapter 6 Requirements and Implementing Documents

    Chapter 7 Critical Implementation Elements and Attributes

    Chapter 8 Requirements Tracking

    Chapter 9 Assessing and Measuring Program Performance

    Chapter 10 Tracking and Trending Performance

    Chapter 11 Lessons learned

    Chapter 12 Compliance and Implementation Tool Kit

    Appendix A RCRA

    Appendix B NPDES

    Appendix C CAA

    Appendix D EPCRA

    Appendix E SDWA

    Appendix F SPCC

    Appendix F Tier I

    Appendix F Tier II

    Appendix G FIFRA

    Appendix H TSCA

    Appendix I NEPA

    Appendix J CERCLA






    Frances Alston

    Dr. Frances Alston has built a solid career leading the development and management of Environment, Safety, Health and Quality (ESH&Q) programs in diverse cultural environments. Throughout her career, she has delivered superior performance within complex, multi-stakeholder situations and has effectively dealt with challenging safety, operational, programmatic, regulatory, and environmental issues.

    She has been effective in facilitating integration of ESH&Q programs and policies as a core business function while leading a staff of business, scientific, engineering, and technical professionals. Dr. Alston also has extensive knowledge and experience in assessing programs and cultures to determine areas for improvement and development of strategies that facilitate positive outcomes.

    Dr. Alston holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Hygiene and Safety, a M.S. degree in Hazardous and Waste Materials Management/Environmental Engineering, a M.S.E. in Systems Engineering/Engineering Management, and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

    She is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) and hold certifications as a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and a Certified Professional Engineering Manager (CPEM). She is an Adjutant Professor and previously the 2018 President for the American Society for Engineering Manager.

    Brian K. Perkins

    Brian K. Perkins has more than 30 years of experience in environmental safety and health, quality assurance, radioactive waste management and environmental remediation. He has held various management positions in a private industry, State Government, and supporting U.S. Department of Energy activities at the Nevada National Security Site, the Yucca Mountain Project, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

    Mr. Perkins has successfully led multidisciplinary teams in the development and implementation of efficient and sustainable environmental compliance and waste management programs in various complex and highly regulated arenas. His program management and operational experience also includes environmental management systems, integrated safety management, nuclear facility safety, and emergency response.

    He received his B.S Degree in Geology from the University of Nevada Reno, a M.S. degree in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco and has held certifications as an Environmental Manager, Environmental Auditor, NQA-1 Auditor and Hazardous Material Manager.