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Next Generation Compliance

Just as the Internet has transformed the way we communicate and access information, advances in information and emissions monitoring technology are setting the stage for detection, processing and communication capabilities that can revolutionize environmental protection. We are moving toward a world in which EPA, states, citizens, and industry will have real-time electronic information regarding environmental conditions, emissions and compliance. EPA is developing and implementing a new paradigm -- "Next Generation Compliance" -- that uses advances in both emissions monitoring and information technology, along with better designed rules, to improve environmental protection. This session will discuss the five components of Next Generation Compliance, emphasizing the electronic reporting and transparency components.

EPA encourages you to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed. Your posts will be publicly visible; therefore, the site utilizes a moderation policy to ensure that your posts are appropriate and not harmful to others. We review and moderate posts according to the policy below. The views expressed in posts reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the federal government.

We want to publish your posts, but we expect posts generally to be courteous. To that end, we have established the following policy (PDF) (2 pp, 54K, About PDF)

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