U.S. EPA Reaffirms Commitment to Environmental Self-Disclosure Audit Policy

Last month, the U.S. EPA released an updated FAQs guidance document regarding its incentives for self-policing. OMA Connections Partner Thompson Hine has published this summary of the document, saying that it reaffirms the EPA’s nearly 30-year policy of encouraging voluntary environmental compliance audits and prompt disclosure and correction of violations. The firm adds: “While not breaking much new substantive ground, the 2021 FAQ supersedes previous EPA guidance on the audit policies … and should considered as part of an entity’s environmental management or compliance system.” 3/3/2021