California Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The department of industrial relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health enforces occupational safety and health standards and regulations.
California Code of Regulations
Certified Engineering Geologist
The 1980 U.S. "Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act" which covers abandoned hazardous waste sites; also known as "superfund"
Code of Federal Regulations
California Geological Survey. The name was changed in 2002 from the California Division of Mines and Geology
According to Cal/OSHA, a person capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.
Any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in an earth surface, formed by earth removal.
Defined by Cal/OSHA as a CEG, RCE trained in soil mechanics, or an engineering geologist or civil engineer with a minimum of 3 years applicable work experience working under the direct supervision of either a CEG or RCE
International Building Code. New in 2000, it integrates the Uniform Building Code, the Southern Building Code, and the Building Officials and Code Administrators Code
Boards which are joined, side-by-side, lining an excavation
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. EPA regulates storm water discharges at industrial and construction sites.
Registered Civil Engineer
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 1976, as amended (40 CFR, subparts 264, 265). U.S law that regulates existing hazardous waste facilities; groundwater requirements in the corresponding regulations are performance standards.
The powerful and concentrated digging action of flowing water during a flood, removing mud and silt.
Dowels or pins drilled or driven into the Earth around a shaft to provide support.
Technical Enforcement Guidance Document, September, 1986. A techincal guidance document for meeting the groundwater monitoring performance standards in the RCRA regulations.