Environmental Audits: What Your Biz Needs To Know

Law360, New York (May 27, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT) -- Companies that self-disclose environmental violations discovered during self-audits can be eligible for immunity from environmental fines and penalties. In Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, each state has adopted statutory protections when environmental violations are self-reported. Each of these states provides protection for the confidentiality of self-audit reports and, depending on the state, immunity from or reduction of civil penalties.

These statutory immunities and privileges are similar to those described in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s April 2000 Incentives for Self-Policing: Discovery, Disclosure, Correction and Prevention of Violations....
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