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Environmental Decision Making for Engineering and Business Managers

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Title: Environmental Decision Making for Engineering and Business Managers
Author: Betty J. Seldner, Joseph P. Clothrel
ISBN: 0070561419 / 9780070561410
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 277
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Year: 1994
Availability: In Stock
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This book shows you how to apply the management skills needed to take charge of your company's environmental policies. You'll find step-by-step guidelines for planning and executing well-founded environmental program-and for dealing with the full range of legal, regulatory, training, legislative, financial, and public relations issues surrounding environmental management.

Featuring contribution from 18 leading environmental experts from industry and government, this indispensable management tool shows you how to :

Develop an environmental training program
Handle media inquiries when environmental incidents occur
Select and outside environmental consultant
Identify and control environmental liabilities
Influence environmental legislation

Packed with practical examples, case studies, and training scenarios, this book fully addresses such important topics as managing and environmental staff, understanding the regulatory process, exploiting industry organizations, and making financial decisions.


Chapter 1 : Managing the Environmental Organization
Chapter 2 : Converting to Proactive Environmental Management
Chapter 3 : Environmental Liability and Reducing Corporate Exposure
Chapter 4 : Inspections and the Enforcement Process
Chapter 5 : The Role and Function of the United States Environmental Protection Agency
Chapter 6 : Understanding Federal, State, and Local Environmental Regulation
Chapter 7 : Industry Associations-How They Work
Chapter 8 : Profiles of Four Trade and Professional Associations
Chapter 9 : Employee Training : Eight Scenarios
Chapter 10 : Who Should Be Trained and How Much?
Chapter 11 : Influencing the Legislative Process
Chapter 12 : Environmental Regulation : A View from the Legislature
Chapter 13 : Effective Environmental Communications
Chapter 14 : Dealing with the News Media
Chapter 15 : Financial Decision Making in the Environmental Age
Chapter 16 : Federal Facilities Compliance Act

Appendix A : California Environmental Legislation
Appendix B : Acronyms

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