Thursday, August 6, 2009

WI DNR Environmental Compliance Audit Program

The State of Wisconsin has extended its program to encourage regulated entities within the State to conduct environmental compliance audits and to self-report non compliance issues. The program had been scheduled to sunset on July 1, 2009.

The Environmental Compliance Audit Program (section 299.85) provides enforcement relief to public or private sector regulated facilities if they:
1) Notify the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) at least 30 days in advance of a scheduled environmental compliance audit;
2) Conduct the audit in accordance with WDNR requirements; and
3) Submit the audit report to WDNR within 45 days of completion.

If violations are found during the audit, the audit report would include a plan and schedule for corrective actions.

The WDNR would defer enforcement action for facilities that self report violations and meet their approved plan and schedule to come into compliance.

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