For any business, regulatory compliance can be extremely challenging. The type of products a business produces determines which agencies are responsible for monitoring and enforcing appropriate regulations. One of the most important regulatory agencies protecting the health of people and the environment is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Alumina, Inc. is an aluminum manufacturer specializing in the manufacture of aluminum products for automotive manufacturing, packaging materials, and raw alumina and aluminum smelting for use in other manufacturing processes. The company is based near Lake Dira in the fictional state of Erehwon. Similar to other companies operating in manufacturing, Alumina is also regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Issue and Opportunity Identification
Five years ago, Alumina was penalized by the EPA for non-compliance with environmental regulations related to the presence of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PHA). The findings showed that the hazardous levels exceeded the allowed maximum levels as determined by the EPA. Upon discovery of the violation, the company took efforts to correct the action. Since then Alumina has remained in compliance with all additional EPA requirements. Despite the recent compliance records by Alumina, a local citizen, Ms. Kelly Bates, has made allegations that the violation five years ago is the cause of her daughter’s leukemia. The purpose of this paper is to outline a plan for Alumina to indentify risks and provide specific measures to manage these risks.
Ms. Kelly Bates is obviously concerned about the health and recovery of her daughter. Despite the fact that Alumina has only had one specific violation, it is easy to understand the frustration Ms. Bates is experiencing and why she is threatening litigation. It appears based on the simulation that Ms. Bates is not interested at this time to discuss the other potential causes for her daughter’s medical situation. This...