This comment will attempt to address some of the issues surrounding the ISO 14000 standards and also the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme or EMAS standards. Part II of the comment will discuss the evolution and need for international standards such as ISO 14000 and EMAS. Part III will analyze the challenges to successful implementation of ISO and EMAS, particularly concentrating on the problems which may arise from the proliferation of information due to increased EMS audits. Part IV suggests that ISO audit privilege legislation be adopted by the U.S. Congress and that an ISO audit policy be adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Finally, part V will provide concluding thoughts.
James E. Plumhoff,
Establishing an Environmental Audit Privilege to Promote Implementation of the ISO 14000 Standards,
Rich. J.L. & Pub. Int.
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