Enforcement

Audit Policies and Guidance

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Audit Policy

Interim Approach to Applying the Audit Policy to New Owners Federal Register Notice (8/1/08) 

Issuance of Audit Policy : Frequently Asked Questions (2007) (4/30/07) 

Environmental Compliance Audits as a Component of Injunctive Relief in Enforcement Settlements (7/25/02) 

Use of Corporate Auditing Agreements for Audit Policy Disclosures - Correction (5/7/01) 

Incentives for Self-Policing: Discovery, Disclosure, Correction and Prevention of Violations (PDF) (10 pp, 294 K, About PDF) (4/11/00) 

Confidentiality of Information Received Under Agency’s Self-Disclosure Policy  (1/16/97)

1997 Questions and Answers concerning U.S. EPAs Audit Policy Interpretive Guidance (1/15/97) 

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Audit Policy Interpretive Guidance

 

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability (CERCLA)

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (12/1/98) 

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Clean Water ACt (CWA)

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits under the Stormwater Program (1/15/05) 
Guidance including detailed regulatory checklists to to assess environmental performance in the stormwater program.

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits for Municipal Facilities under US EPA's Wastewater Regulations (12/1/00) 

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Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act and CERCLA Section 103 (3/1/01) 

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Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (9/1/00) 

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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance, Audits of Facilities Regulated under Subtitle D of RCRA (3/1/00) 

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance, Audits of Storage Tanks under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (3/1/00) 

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance, Audits of Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (12/1/98) 

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance, Audits of Hazardous Waste Generators under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (10/1/98) 

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Safe Drinking Water Act (SWDA)

Protocols for Conducting Environmental Compliance, Audits of Public Water Systems under the Safe Drinking Water Act (3/1/00) 

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Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits of Facilities with PCBs, Asbestos, and Lead-based Paint Regulated under TSCA (3/1/00) 

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Federal Facilities

Environmental Audit Program Design Guidelines for Federal Agencies (EPA 300-B-96-011) (4/30/97) 

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