Audit protocols assist the regulated community in developing programs at individual facilities to evaluate their compliance with environmental requirements under federal law. The protocols are intended solely as guidance in this effort. The regulated community's legal obligations are determined by the terms of applicable environmental facility-specific permits, underlying statutes and applicable state and local law.
Environmental audit reports are useful to a variety of businesses and industries, local, state and federal government facilities, as well as financial lenders and insurance companies who need to assess environmental performance. The audit protocols are designed for use by persons with various backgrounds, including scientists, engineers, lawyers and business owners or operators.
These protocols provide detailed regulatory checklists and are provided in an easy to understand question format for evaluating compliance.
The audit protocols cover:
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
- Clean Water Act (CWA)
- Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
- Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
- Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
- Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)
In addition, there is a "how to" manual on designing and implementing environmental compliance auditing programs for federal agencies and facilities.
Audit Protocols and Allied Documents (See "Audit Protocols")
More useful documents that explain how particular sectors are subject to Federal Regulations are located on the Industry and Government Sectors Page.