Are facilities that have received ISO 14001 certification exempt from audits?
If we have been audited by a qualified third party, for ISO 14001 certification or for other programs, are we exempt from audits?
No. However, you may want to inform your implementing agency that you have gained such certification and indicate whether the third party reviewed Part 68 compliance as part of its audit. The implementing agency has the discretion to determine whether you should be audited.