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New book ‘Environmental Audits’ condenses laws and regs

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May 22, 2014 by Hazmat Management

Environmental Audits is the new book from Cliff VanGuilder, author of an Introduction to Hazardous Waste Management.

The new book from publisher Mercury Learning is designed for business managers, environmental health and safety (EHS) personnel, and environmental engineers. It can be used as a textbook or industrial reference for conducting environmental audits across all industries.

Environmental Audits explain the audit process, from planning, to the actual audit, to the evaluation of results and necessary corrections. The primary emphasis is on condensing the numerous volumes of environmental laws, rules, and regulations into a brief and understandable series of questions. These audits also contain checklists for source reduction, waste minimization, reuse, and recycling before waste disposal. The audits will also encompass water, air, solid waste, remediation, chemical and petroleum bulk storage, and many health and safety requirements.


  • Includes a CD containing the USEPA multi-media checklists across all programs
  • Condenses numerous volumes of environmental laws, rules, and regulations into an understandable series of questions
  • Provides a supplement on how to deal with environmental regulatory inspectors


1. Summary of Environmental Regulations

2. Determining Necessary and Proper Audit Scope Of Work

3. Planning an Audit

4. Who Should Conduct the Audit?

5. Conducting the Audit

6. Writing the Audit Report

7.Reviewing the Audit Findings And Correcting

8. Selecting Corrective Actions

9. Revising Business Plan and Procedures

Conclusion. Appendix A. Available Guidance. Appendix B. USEPA Regulations. Appendix C. USEPA Hazardous Waste Compliance Checklists. Appendix D. Regulatory Differences By Program From State To State.


Cliff VanGuilder is a licensed Professional Engineer with 20 years of experience as the Regional Solid & Hazardous Materials Engineer for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). He was certified as a hazardous waste inspector by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and NYSDEC.