Environmental Auditing as a Compliance Tool

by James J. Newton, Newton and Associates, Stone Mountain, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


This paper will look at how a compliance audit can be used as an effective compliance tool and discuss the key elements of a successful environmental audit program. An environmental audit can be viewed as a 'snapshot' of a facility's compliance with specific regulatory programs. EPA defines a compliance audit as 'a systematic, documented, periodic and objective review by regulated entities of facility operations and practices related to meeting environmental requirements.'

Subject Headings: Environmental issues | Audits | Environmental Protection Agency | Reviews | Federal government

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