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Environmental Practices

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Transcript of Environmental Practices

Clean Water Act, SPCC, Air Quality, Endangered Species Act, & National Historic Preservation
Environmental Practices
Passed in 1972, is meant to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation's waters by preventing pollution sources, providing assistance to public works' treatment of waste water, and maintaining the integrity of our wetlands
Clean Water Act
Is used to minimize air emissions, keep in compliance with construction and operating permit / regulations on all job sites.
Air Quality
Signed in 1973, This Act is meant to provide for the conservation of endangered and threatened species of fish, wildlife, and plants, and for other purposes.
Endangered Species Act
Went into law in 1966 and is intended to preserve historical and archaeo-logical sites in the United States of America. The act created the National Register of Historic Places, the list of National Historic Landmarks, and the State Historic Preservation Offices.
National Historic Preservation Act
In the event there is a spill:
Begin the process to contain the spill to prevent further contamination into water ways. Use a secondary containment, absorbents, straw tubes, ect.

Then, notify your Safety Department immediately.
The Emergency Coordinator:
Is in charge of the emergency response activities, such as contacting the authorities and sharing MSDS information.
To Maintain Compliance:
Our company will maintain any permitting, testing, monitoring, and record keeping requirements
Our Responsibility:
To Communicate with each other any air abnormalities like -
excessive air emissions and/or nuisances (dust, odor, smoke, etc.)
The Rules:
1. Open Burning is not allowed (Flare Stack excepted)

2. Emission Control Devices will be installed and maintained in proper working order

3. If you feel that any emissions control devices are not working properly, contact your safety department.
Harming Animals:
Measures will be taken to prevent the death injury or harm to any animals like:

1. Pit covers
2. Covers on exhaust pipes
3. Cattle Guards
Subject to Fines
If harm is come to wild life during our work process, the company will be subject to fines set forth by government agencies.
Such as $10,000 for the death of migratory birds
Ancient Artifacts:
If artifacts are found by any of our employees at a job site, the artifact will be left alone.
A Cultural resource review is performed when a land use permit is issued.
The Owner Client is responsible for conducting the review.
Ancient Artifacts:
Employees will notify the safety department immediately if an object is found that they suspect might be a historic artifact, such as a:
1. Fossil
2. Native American Pottery
3. Arrow Head
4. any other ancient remains
SPCC - Spill Prevention,
Control, and Countermeasure
All liquids that pose a hazard of
being spilled must be contained
to prevent release.
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