Comparison of Two Audits for Electric Utilities

by Douglas A. Dean, Environmental Science &, Engineering Inc, Gainesville, FL, USA,
Jeffrey J. Kosik, Environmental Science &, Engineering Inc, Gainesville, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


Two case studies on environmental audits were examined to illustrate the differences between the comprehensive audit and a focused audit. The differences in audit team composition, technical approach, results and benefits were compared. Both audits were performed for electric utility companies. The objective of the comprehensive audit was to determine company compliance with regulations for air, water, solid wastes (including hazardous wastes), and employee health and safety. The objective of the focused audit was to identify hazardous (or potentially hazardous) materials generated, handled or disposed of at production plants and support facilities (including warehouses, laboratories, and vehicle maintenance facilities) in several states. Each case is discussed in detail.

Subject Headings: Audits | Utilities | Comparative studies | Case studies | Power plants | Hazardous substances | Electric power | Solid wastes

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