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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Documenting Your Environmental Management Plan: A Workbook for Small Business

Documenting Your Environmental Management Plan: A Workbook for Small Business

This workbook is for business owners who are committed to improving environmental management within their business operations. An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) provides a framework to ensure your business is in compliance with environmental regulations. It also allows you to more easily see opportunities for improvement and cost savings that may even take your business beyond compliance. Finally, if you have been thinking about developing an Environmental Management System (EMS) that would be certified or recognized by an organization outside of your business, developing this EMP will put you in a good position to do that. Each section of this workbook includes an introduction to explain the tasks to be completed, a worksheet to help you through the steps, and an example from one of two hypothetical small businesses: a furniture refinishing company and a marina. The examples will give you an idea of how that portion of the EMP might look once it is completed. (PDF Format;Length: 80 pages)


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Date of Publication:
September 2003

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GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).


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