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"Environment and Maintenance: Challenges and Opportunities"
Author: Quoumi, Mohammad H.
Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: Summer 1991

Discusses environmental regulations that challenge the maintenance manager, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act, the 1976 Recourse Conservation and Recovery Act's cradle-to-grave system, and the right-to-know laws.  Summarizes regulations on underground storage tanks, asbestos, polychlorinated Biphenyls, fluourescent and mercury vapor lamps, and chlorofluorocarbons.  Discusses relational data base for building materials, staying current with new regulations, document management, and use of expert systems for emergency response as possible solutions to challenges.

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