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Environmental Inspection Checklist

An environmental inspection has many other benefits besides preserving the planet’s health and safety for future generations. This free checklist can help you stay compliant with state and federal environmental laws and regulations, avoid hefty fines, and save money by reducing corporate waste.

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Environmental Inspection Checklist

Audit

1. General

A. Facility's overall appearance is good i.e., entrance, buildings, landscaping, direction/speed signs, other. ("Broken Window" Effect)
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B. Stored materials are neat and orderly.
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C. Facility is free of general trash or other inappropriate debris on ground.
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D. Facility storage areas are free of unusable materials and other debris.
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E. All trash cans and dumpsters are equipped with lids.
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F. Proposition 65 signs are posted throughout the site as required
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G. No odor, noise, or other potential nuisance issues are observed.
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H. No apparent inconsistencies with the site-specific permits or other regulatory requirements (e.g. Use permit, WDR records, etc.), not listed below.
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I. Site staff demonstrates good understanding of roles, responsibilities, and environmental requirements.
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J. Site management conducts regular environmental training with crew (tailgates, Take 5s, on-the-job, etc.)

2. Air

A. Dust Control Plan is maintained on site and current (if necessary).
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B. Air permits are posted on site and any required records are current
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C. Opacity limits (plants and fugitive dust sources) are in compliance at time of inspection.
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D. Dust and other emissions controls are being utilized and/or maintained.
E. Facility is free of visible track out, on public roads, during inspection.
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F. No unpermitted or improperly permitted equipment are observed on site.
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3. Hazardous Materials & Waste Storage

A. All waste and hazardous materials are stored in a contained, designated area.
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B. Containers, piping, secondary containment a, loading areas, and storage areas are free of spills and leaks.
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C. Containers are sealed with lids, bungs, etc. and valves are closed.
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D. Containers are properly labeled.
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E. Containment structures are in good condition with closed valves.
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F. Hoses are free from visible leakage and stored inside containment structure.
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G. Storage tank areas have security fencing or other security measures implemented.
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H. Spill clean-up response tools are materials are maintained near material storage areas.
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I. Waste is removed in a timely manner: (90 days LQG; 180 days SQG; 1 year Universal Waste.
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J. Waste manifest copies are sent to and retained in a central location in accordance with the established protocol.
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K. Hazardous Materials Plan, SPCC Plan, and required records are maintained and current.
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L. Spill Response Procedures and Communication Protocol are current and prominently posted in handling and storage areas.
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4. Storm Water

A. Storm water runoff and collection ponds are free of visible pollutants and debris.
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B. BMPs are in place, in good condition, and free of sediment buildup.
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C. The iterative storm water management process is apparent (e.g. BMPs are improved in response to storm water sampling results).
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D. Stockpiles, cold is, equipment, and other potential pollutants are maintained away from discharge points and drainage paths are protected.
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E. No unauthorized non-storm water discharges are apparent.
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F. Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and required records (NOI, inspections, etc.) are maintained and current.
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