Environmental Auditing Policy Statement

This final policy statement specifically:

  • encourages regulated entities to develop, implement and upgrade environmental auditing programs;
  • discusses when the Agency may or may not request audit reports;
  • explains how EPA's inspection and enforcement activities may respond to regulated entities' efforts to assure compliance through auditing;
  • endorses environmental auditing at federal facilities;
  • encourages state and local environmental auditing initiatives: and
  • outlines elements of effective audit programs.
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