EPA Developing Self-audit Policy for New Oil and Gas Owners
A Draft agreement for the new program is available on EPA’s website.
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The new self-audit program specifically addresses steps to identify and correct excess emissions from storage tank vapor control systems. These vapor control systems have been at the heart of at least three recent high-dollar Clean Air Act enforcement actions.
EPA’s Use of Self-Audits to Protect the EnvironmentEPA has long relied on self-disclosures as a tool to boost environmental compliance at industry facilities. EPA’s current self-audit policy has been in place since 1995 and provides incentives for regulated facilities to bring themselves into compliance with Federal environmental requirements.
In December 2015, EPA launched a web-based “eDisclosure” tool to encourage regulated entities to voluntarily discover, disclose, correct, and prevent the recurrent violation of environmental regulations.
EPA has posted a Q&A regarding the new self-audit policy here: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-06/documents/qaoilandnaturalgasnewownerauditprogram.pdf
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