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 gound 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 7 EMS, please use the Contact Us link to send us a message.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Region 7 Operational Controls Procedure (PDF)(5 pp, 39 K, 8/11/2014)