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Dear Environmentalist,

Thanks for your continued support and interest in Utility Compliance. I missed a newsletter last month due to some exciting new developments for myself. I have been asked to be a contributing author to TPO magazine . My first article was an expanded version of my blog post The Importance of Operator Safety. 

In this newsletter I'll give you an excerpt from the Utility Compliance Blog page on To Delegate or Not to Delegate, the hot regulatory topic of the issue, and my current courses. Remember, I'm here to add value to your workplace so, please send me any information or topic that you would like me to research for you and discuss in the newsletter.  

Utility Compliance Blog 

To delegate or not to delegate is a question that always begs to be answered many times during a workday. Directors delegate to their Superintendents. Chief Operators and Foremen’s delegate to their subordinates. Frontline supervisors delegate to the process technicians, trainees, or mechanics. At all levels of supervision, you are looking for a competency, thoroughness, and accountability. 

However, not all tasks can be delegated to a subordinate. Here are some areas to consider when the choice presents itself “to delegate or not to delegate”.

Not to Delegate
Here are some ideas to assist you in determining when to execute a task yourself:
  1. Task is mandated for you to complete, per your direct supervisor, exclusively.
  2. There is sensitive material or classified material that is not suited for a subordinate.
  3. If your subordinates are not properly trained to perform the given task.
  4. If the deadline for the project does not permit you to coordinate, train, and follow-up on the assigned project.

Delegation can make a supervisor’s job more manageable. There can be several tasks that can competently be completed by a subordinate. Here are some ideas to help determine when to delegate:

For more go to our Blog Page

Hot Regulatory Topic:

EPA is proposing a regulation that would require electronic reporting for current paper-based NPDES reports. This action will save time and resources for permittees, states, tribes, territories, and EPA while improving compliance and providing better protection of the Nation's waters. 

The proposed Clean Water Act regulation would require permittees and regulators to use existing, available information technology to electronically report information and data related to the NPDES permit program in lieu of filing written reports. 

 Here is a link to the Federal Register page to submit a formal comment. 10/28/13 is the last day to comment

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