EPA and its partners are taking advantage of new tools, technologies and innovative approaches to meet new challenges with innovation to achieve the intended human health and environmental benefits of regulations and permits. Next Generation Compliance brings the best thinking on how to structure regulations and permits combined with new monitoring and information technology, expanded transparency, and innovative enforcement to enable us to increase the effectiveness and reach of traditional enforcement. The fast-evolving pace of environmental monitoring technology development makes advanced monitoring one of the most dynamic and promising parts of Next Generation Compliance. Advanced monitoring technology, especially when connected with Internet or cellphone communications technology, has the power to transform how we are able to see, communicate about, and react to pollution to protect human health and the environment.
The article, Next Generation Compliance: Using Advanced Monitoring Technology to Meet Today’s Challenges and Plan for the Future, is republished from a Special Report on Next Generation Compliance (PDF) Exit published by the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement in January, 2015.You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.