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Cooperative effort in training small- and medium-scale industries in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in environmental management system (EMS) certification
Author(s): Immanuel A. Edinbarough; Wayne E. Wells; Pierre M. Lichaa
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Paper Abstract

The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (UTB/TSC) partners with The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to provide pollution prevention and compliance assistance for U.S. based small to medium sized entities (SME’s) located in the Lower Rio Grande Valley border region of Texas. It is anticipated that this training would evolve into environmental management system certification for these entities. This paper discusses pollution challenges and environmental initiatives between Texas and Mexico to confront these challenges and the ongoing cooperative efforts between UTB and TCEQ to enhance the economic and environmental health of the Lower Rio Grande Valley region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5583, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing IV, (8 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.578366
Show Author Affiliations
Immanuel A. Edinbarough, Univ. of Texas/Brownsville (United States)
Wayne E. Wells, Univ. of Texas/Brownsville (United States)
Pierre M. Lichaa, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5583:
Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing IV
Surendra M. Gupta, Editor(s)

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