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LibGuides with Compliance Information
Energy Efficiency & Sustainable Transportation Resources
Center for Disease Control & Prevention Sustainability Resources
The CDC provides resources such as the CDC Sustainability Scorecard (Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction, Resource Conservation, Health and Wellness Promotion, etc.), guides to having “green meetings” in the workplace, worksite wellness, sustainable food, green purchasing, recycling, electronics management, and green travel and commuting tips for transportation.
DCEO's Smart Energy Design Assistant Program
Fact sheets, outreach services, and training guides provided by SEDAC and SMART ENERGY. Businesses and public organizations can receive free technical design assistance services for facilities and find detailed information about incentives, grants, rebates, building energy codes, tax incentives, and energy rates.
Electric Power Research Institute Energy & Environmental Analysis Resource Center
The EPRI Energy & Environmental Analysis Resource Center researches major ways that Greenhouse Gas Emissions can be reduced as part of an electric company's compliance strategy while lowering costs.
Energy Resources Center
The ERC is located in Chicago, Illinois and serves as an interdisciplinary public service, research, and special projects organization with the goals of improving energy efficiency and environmental conditions. The ERC strives to provide technical assistance and project development support within both the public and private sectors. Contractors can apply to become "Trade Allies" to receive updates on relevant guidelines and special sales.
Illinois Commerce Commission Resources for Controlling Energy Bills
Lists state-provided outlines and steps for lowering electricity costs for households and businesses.
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technical Assistance
Tools and training in the Energy Resource Center are available to help companies generate energy saving projects and form long-term energy saving goal. Tools include the Steam System Modeler Tool which allows users to construct and adjust models, increasing the efficiency and stability of their systems.
Text Resources for Compliance and Business Ethics
Environmental Regulation: Evaluation, Compliance and Economic Impact by
Publication Date: 2010-03-01
During the last few decades, development of the environmental movement has been placing more and more pressure on firms to acknowledge, characterise, analyse and report upon environmental issues and impacts. Many organisations and enterprises are aware that environmental issues are becoming urgent in all aspects of social life. In an effort to protect the environment, environmental management measures have been introduced on both a mandatory and voluntary basis. Perceiving the benefits of compliance is crucial for firms to act in accordance with environmental laws and regulations. This new book gathers the latest research from around the globe in this field of study and focuses on related topics such as incentive-compatible targeting to improve effectiveness of environmental policies, antigenic/allergenic rubber proteins and environmental regulations, Chernobyl consequences and the efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Industry Self-Regulation of Environmental Compliance by
Publication Date: 2001-09-26
Why self-regulation? With the advent of such concepts as design for the environment, industrial ecology, and the recognized enlightened self-interest that voluntary compliance brings, it is in any company's best interest to avoid fines, liabilities, and bad publicity. Consumer concern and pressure from the marketplace give a competitive advantage to companies that pursue self-regulatory initiatives such as ISO 14001. Bottom line, voluntary compliance saves your organization time and money.Written by a senior environmental manager at a Fortune 500 company, Industry Self-Regulation and Voluntary Environmental Compliance examines environmental regulation through a review of compliance and enforcement theory. Case studies of four leading programs illustrate the use of self-regulation as a compliance tool. The author highlights industry best practices, identifies the key elements of a successful self-regulation program and focuses on the benefits.Today's political environment has shown that to be successful environmental policy must move to the next level, one in which we take advantage of voluntary self-regulation initiatives and focus on environmental improvement. Industry Self-Regulation and Voluntary Environmental Compliance shows you how to create a voluntary self-regulation program that will result in your organization becoming a star company.
Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing by
Publication Date: 2007-03-16
The second volume of the Wiley series, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing focuses on environmentally preferable approaches to manufacturing. Contributors present and discuss the technologies engineers need to specify and employ to make manufacturing operations environmentally friendly and conform to environmental regulations. Chapters cover Hazardous Waste Minimization and Management; Cost-Effective Manufacturing; Real-time Process Monitoring and Control; Ethics in ECM; Governmental Regulations and Policies, and Total Quality Management. In each chapter case studies are provided to guide readers in areas outside their expertise.
Responsible Business by
Publication Date: 2008-07-01
With the globalisation of markets, the phenomenon of market failure has also been globalised. Against the backdrop of the territoriality of nation state jurisdictions and the slow progress of international law based on the principle of sovereignty this poses a serious challenge. However while the legal infrastructure of globalised markets has a firm basis in formal national and international law, the side effects of economic transactions on public goods such as the environment, human health and consumer interests often escape state-based regulation. Therefore, attention is drawn to the potential of self-regulation by transnational industry. While hypotheses abound which try to grasp this phenomenon in conceptual terms, both empirical and legal research is still underdeveloped. This volume helps to fill this gap, in two ways: firstly by reconstructing self-regulatory settings such as multinational corporations, transnational production networks and industry-NGO partnerships in terms of organisation, problem-solving and legitimation, and secondly, by linking their empirical findings to formal law by examining how legal concepts are reflected in self-regulation, how the law builds on self-regulatory solutions, and how it helps to establish favorable conditions for private governance.
Moving to Markets in Environmental Regulation by
Publication Date: 2006-11-30
Over the last decade, market-based incentives have become the regulatory tool of choice when trying to solve difficult environmental problems. Evidence of their dominance can be seen in recent proposals for addressing global warming (through an emissions trading scheme in the Kyoto Protocol) and for amending the Clean Air Act (to add a new emissions trading systems for smog precursors and mercury--the Bush administration's "Clear Skies" program). They are widely viewed as more efficient than traditional command and control regulation. This collection of essays takes a critical look at this question, and evaluates whether the promises of market-based regulation have been fulfilled. Contributors put forth the ideas that few regulatory instruments are actually purely market-based, or purely prescriptive, and that both approaches can be systematically undermined by insufficiently careful design and by failures of monitoring and enforcement. All in all, the essays recommend future research that no longer pits one kind of approach against the other, but instead examines their interaction and compatibility. This book should appeal to academics in environmental economics and law, along with policymakers in government agencies and advocates in non-governmental organizations.
Pollution Limits and Polluters' Efforts to Comply by
Publication Date: 2011-04-14
This book integrates the fields of economics and law to empirically examine compliance with regulatory obligations under the Clean Water Act (CWA). It examines four dimensions of federal water pollution control policy in the United States: limits imposed on industrial facilities' pollution discharges; facilities' efforts to comply with pollution limits, identified as "environmental behavior"; facilities' success at controlling their discharges to comply with pollution limits, identified as "environmental performance"; and regulators' efforts to induce compliance via inspections and enforcement actions, identified as "government interventions." The authors gather and analyze data on environmental performance and government interventions from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) databases, and data on environmental behavior gathered from their own survey of all 1,612 chemical manufacturing facilities permitted to discharge wastewater in 2002. By analyzing links between critical elements in the puzzle of enforcement of and compliance with environmental protection laws, the text speaks to several important, policy-relevant research questions: Do government interventions help induce better environmental behavior and/or better environmental performance? Do tighter pollution limits improve environmental behavior and/or performance? And, does better environmental behavior lead to better environmental performance?
Environmental Law by
Publication Date: 2009-10-15
The environmental field and its regulations have evolved significantly since Congress passed the first environmental law in 1970, and the Environmental Law Handbook, published just three years later, has been indispensable to students and professionals ever since. The authors provide clear and accessible explanations, expert legal insight into new and evolving regulations, and reliable compliance and management guidance. Thirty-six years later, the Environmental Law Handbook continues to provide individuals across the country-professionals, professors, and students-with a comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-read look at the 14 major environmental, health, and safety laws affecting U.S. businesses and organizations. Because it is written by 15 of the country's leading environmental law firms, you receive the best, most reliable guidance anywhere. Both professional environmental managers and students aspiring to careers in environmental management should keep the Environmental Law Handbook within arm's reach for thoughtful answers to regulatory questions like: - How do I ensure compliance with the regulations? -
Illinois Green Business Association
ISTC Compliance Assistance at UIUC
ISTC engineers assist customers with permitting and compliance requirements by providing information and assistance for business and industry. Services are also available for assistince developing countermeasures and preparedness plan. Below are resources for related resources on compliance and reporting requirements.
- Preparation of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit
- Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWP3) program
- Clean Air Act (CAA) permit
- Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements
- Emergency Contingency Plans (CP)
- Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plans
ISTC has offices in Champaign, Oakbrook, Peoria, and Godfrey.
Other Compliance Assistance Resources