Our environmental management and regulatory compliance services assist private industry and government institutions with the management of ever-changing environmental regulations. We have developed innovative and effective risk management and prevention programs, provided valuable insight into compliant operations, and developed and implemented waste minimization programs for clients. Waterstone personnel have completed over 2,000 compliance and liability evaluations and over 5,000 property transaction assessments nationally and internationally.
Compliance auditing is an assessment that determines a facilities compliance with regulatory requirements. Our regulatory compliance services are performed by personnel trained in all areas of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) regulations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, and many other national, state, and local regulatory compliance elements. Our clients are comprised of firms from all the major industrial sectors, which include Fortune 500 firms as well as smaller firms who are in the preliminary stages of developing and implementing audit programs.
Business Acquisition Audits
Business Acquisition Audits combine a Phase I environmental assessment with an in-depth environmental audit to assess the financial liabilities associated with the purchase or sale of operating facilities. By establishing a history of past and present business activities, and identifying current areas of regulatory noncompliance, Waterstone can calculate the estimated degree of risk and the financial liabilities associated with a potential business transaction. Waterstone has extensive experience conducting business acquisition audits and has completed fast-track, technically diverse compliance reviews for the nation’s largest law firms, banks and financial institutions, food service companies, health care facilities, retail chains, and industrial manufacturers.
Compliance and Management Systems Program Development
Many companies concerned about the growth of environmental, health, and safety regulations have turned to Waterstone for assistance in developing comprehensive environmental compliance and liability management programs. Our services help clients develop and implement policies, procedures, audit protocols, and other management tools to reduce environmental related liabilities while addressing the many operational requirements created by the ever growing USEPA and OSHA regulatory agendas as well as ISO 14000 criteria.
Program Upgrade and Certification
Industrial companies with an existing comprehensive local, state, national, and/or international compliance management program turn to Waterstone for an independent assessment of their program’s strengths and weaknesses. Waterstone’s experienced team reviews and provides recommendations for improving the structure, organization, performance of the compliance and/or management program and/or evaluate a company’s program against industry standards (i.e., ISO 14000) and other objective criteria using competitive benchmarking techniques, such as environmental standards for gold mining in the reduction of toxic chemicals to water streams. We have performed such assessments for firms of all sizes, including several Fortune 500 companies.
Regulatory Compliance Assistance
Waterstone provides a wide spectrum of compliance assistance services, including annual Superfund Amendments Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III reports, NPDES permit contaminants monitoring, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permit application. Waterstone staff is often placed within our client’s offices to work directly with staff on regulatory compliance issues. Waterstone has performed compliance assistance services for a wide-range of firms, including Crest National, the City of Lancaster, and Mobil Oil.
- Business Aquisition Audit of a Manufacturing Company
- Compliance Auditing - Health and Safety
- Compliance Auditing
- Compliance Management Systems Program Development
- Program Upgrade and Certification