Self-audits inspire leniency from states

Shanoff, Barry
May 1997
World Wastes;May97, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p16
Trade Publication
Reports on American states' support for companies that monitor their own compliance with environmental requirements. Reduction or elimination of fines and other penalties on self-auditing companies; Environmental groups' appeal before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rescind federal delegation of environmental programs in five states; EPA's announcement of environmental auditing standards.


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