Computer-Intensive Services Under The EPA

Law360, New York (April 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When one thinks of the term “regulated industry” in light of environmental protection, facilities engaged in “blue-collar” activities such as manufacturing, energy production and transportation immediately come to mind.

Less obvious is the relationship between environmental regulations and “white-collar” computer-intensive services such as banking, telecommunications and data entry.

Indeed, the reality of this regulatory relationship frequently escapes the notice of even computer intensive services themselves, allowing countless facilities to operate in violation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

The EPA Audit Policy may offer a welcome...
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