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Written for new and less-experienced environmental and human resources professionals, this 183-page book provides readers with the critical information and resources they need to understand and succeed in their new roles. Filled with real-world examples, this reference discusses the problems and challenges of environmental management and provides practical, achievable solutions. The author focuses on understanding the major regulations, dealing with employees, quantifying the benefits of a program or project, using a team approach, developing "environmental lookouts," and learning essential business and financial management rules. In addition, Schell examines job descriptions and accountability; regulations, laws, permits, and compliance; management principles; auditing; and the future of environmental management. Brief discussions of the newer areas of strategic environmental management, zero emissions, ISO 14000, and environmental cost accounting are also included. What Environmental Managers Really Need to Know includes appendices containing 230 environmental definitions; 324 acronyms; and regulatory agency offices, websites, and important information for 10 U.S. EPA offices, 79 state organizations, and 175 international contacts.