Category Archives: ISO 14001

General US Legal & Regulatory Requirement Considerations for ISO 14001:

  • Clean Air Act (CAA) [40 CFR Parts 50-99] Establishes ambient and source emission standards and permit requirements for conventional and hazardous air pollutants.
  • Clean Water Act (CWA) [40 CFR Parts 100-145, 220-232, 410-471] Establishes ambient and point source effluent standards and permit requirements for water pollutants, including sources that discharge directly to a waterbody or to a public sewer system.
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) [40 CFR Parts 150-189] Establishes a program for Federal review of, registration and control of pesticides.
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) [40 CFR Parts 240-299] Establishes regulations and permit requirements for hazardous waste management.  Also, creates standards for underground storage tanks that hold oil or hazardous substances.
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) [40 CFR Parts 700-799] Regulates the use, development, manufacture, distribution and disposal of chemicals.  Certain chemicals (such as PCB’s) are subject to specific management standards. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, also known as “Superfund”)
  • [40 CFR Parts 300-311] Establishes a program for cleaning up contaminated waste sites and establishes liability for clean-up costs.  Also, provides reporting requirements for releases of hazardous substances
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) [40 CFR Parts 350-374] Establishes a program (also known as the “Toxic Release Inventory”) to inform the public about releases of hazardous and toxic chemicals.  Reporting requirements apply to companies that use, process or store specific chemicals over specified quantities.
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA)  [49 CFR Parts 100-180] Establishes standards for the safe transportation of hazardous materials.

What would you add or delete to this ‘general list’ for an environmentally low impact business/organization in California?