- Site inspections to identify potential environmental liabilities, such as underground storage tanks (USTs), aboveground storage tanks (ASTs), transformers or capacitors to identify potential PCB sources, asbestos-containing materials, hazardous chemical storage, and other potential sources of environmental contamination
- Interviewing property managers to determine historical use, site activities, site features/equipment, and compliance status
- Review onsite documentation to determine if any non-compliance issues exist. Documents reviewed include boiler permits, air compressor permits, UST/AST permits, stormwater permits, wastewater permits, NPDES permits, emergency evacuation plans, MSDS documentation, waste manifests, and notices of violation
A Los Angeles based property management company, which owns more than 50 facilities in California and Hawaii and has properties that range from residential apartment complexes to high-rise office buildings, retained EEC Environmental (EEC) for a compliance auditing project. EEC was contracted to perform environmental compliance audits to evaluate existing site conditions and activities to ensure that all properties are within federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
Once a compliance audit is complete, the information is expanded into an environmental management plan. The goal of the management plan is to ensure that all compliance requirements, regulations, and datelines are known and met.