No trucking executive has spent time in jail for an environmental crime, but corporate executives in other businesses, who failed to take new enforcement efforts seriously, have looked back on their indiscretions through iron bars. Clearly, enforcement targeted at individuals is on the rise, and not just at the federal level. This article discusses the statutes regulating the environment which the trucking industry should be familiar with. These include the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund), Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. The article concludes with comments on what's happening locally and at the state level in environmental enforcement, and on OSHA's free consultation service for employers who would like help pinpointing trouble spots in the workplace.

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    Chilton Company, Incorporated

    One Chilton Way
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19089
  • Publication Date: 1990-3

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  • Pagination: p. 55-59
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  • Accession Number: 00493586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM