Enforcement

Audit Policies and Guidance

Audit Policy

Policies

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

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

Environmental Compliance Audits as a Component of Injunctive Relief in Enforcement Settlements (7/25/02) (PDF) (971K)

Use of Corporate Auditing Agreements for Audit Policy Disclosures - Correction (5/7/01) (PDF) (2.83MB)

Incentives for Self-Policing: Discovery, Disclosure, Correction and Prevention of Violations (4/11/00) (PDF) (262K)

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) (PDF)
Audit Policy Interpretive Guidance

Audit Protocols

CERCLA

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (12/1/98) (PDF) (304 KB)

CWA

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits under the Stormwater Program (1/15/05) (PDF) (895 KB)
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) (PDF) (775K)

EPCRA

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act and CERCLA Section 103 (3/1/01) (PDF) (429 KB)

FIFRA

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (9/1/00) (PDF) (575 KB)

RCRA

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance, Audits of Facilities Regulated under Subtitle D of RCRA (3/1/00) (PDF) (751 KB)

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance, Audits of Storage Tanks under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (3/1/00) (PDF) (11 MB)

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance, Audits of Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (12/1/98) (PDF) (712 KB)

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance, Audits of Hazardous Waste Generators under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (10/1/98) (PDF) (729 KB)

SWDA

Protocols for Conducting Environmental Compliance, Audits of Public Water Systems under the Safe Drinking Water Act (3/1/00) (PDF) (1,020 KB)

TSCA

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits of Facilities with PCBs, Asbestos, and Lead-based Paint Regulated under TSCA (3/1/00) (PDF) (1,010 KB)

Federal Facilities

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

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