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Legal issues and EMS's
- Subject: Legal issues and EMS's
- From: "Kirsten Koepsel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 14:50:48 -0500
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- List-Name: p2tech
- Reply-To: "Kirsten Koepsel" <email@example.com>
One and all,
The issue of the legal community not supporting implementation of EMS's in
companies has raised it's head.
I would like to hear from environmental lawyers on this list as to why they
would not or do not recommend that their clients implement an ISO 14000
The reasons I have heard to date are:
"advising against it because of the legal system in this country"
"EPA's published positions"-apparently not considering the Performance
Track program or the fact that many states have legislation on permitting
benefits for companies that have an EMS in place
"potential exposure by public exposure" -excuse me, alot of this info is
already available from reports to state or federal agencies and is considered
"potential public release of aspects and impacts-could become potentially
effective under a current revision of the standard"
I would appreciate hearing any real arguments from the legal community.
Kirsten M. Koepsel
Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center
7300 Jack Newell Blvd., South
Fort Worth, TX 76118