Frequent Questions

What should I do if I cannot disclose my violations within 21 days after discovery?

Regulated entities should disclose within 21 days after they have an objectively reasonable basis for believing that a violation has, or may have, occurred. EPA is not revising the standard 21-day disclosure deadlines in the Audit Policy and Small Business Compliance Policy. Where the 21-day deadline is not met, eDisclosure will issue an ineligibility letter, and EPA will determine how to handle such violations if and when it considers taking action to enforce environmental requirements. In such cases, EPA will take into account all relevant facts and circumstances surrounding the disclosure, including any good faith efforts to comply.

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