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Operational Controls

ISO 14001
The requirements identified on this page are derived from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Additional information on this standard can be obtained from their Website at www.iso.org/iso/home.htm Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

An organization is required to establish controls over those processes that contribute to its significant environmental aspects to ensure they are carried out under specified conditions consistent with the organization's environmental policy and objectives and targets. Operational controls are typically physical objects (e.g., a concrete berm around an above-ground storage tank), engineering devices (e.g., an overflow alarm and cutoff system on an above-ground storage tank), and/or administrative procedures (e.g., an above-ground storage tank inspection checklist).

Region 7 has developed a procedure for identifying and, where necessary, developing operational controls. Through this procedure, we have identified numerous operational controls associated with our significant environmental aspects. If you have questions about the Region's operational controls, please contact the Region 7 Office of Public Affairs.

Region 7 EMS Operating Procedure – Operational Controls (PDF) (5 pp, 38K About PDF)

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