July 01, 2016

Next Generation Compliance: EPA embraces technology and transparency to promote compliance with environmental laws

Chrisna Baptista

Next Gen can magnify environmental protection efforts

Protecting the environment and ensuring that communities are safe from pollution is a regulatory task that is more complex today than ever. To achieve its mission of protecting human health and the environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses a variety of approaches, including establishing and enforcing sound regulatory programs. We know that a strong regulatory presence alone cannot ensure compliance with environmental laws.Overseeing regulated entities is challenging, especially when the source of pollution is not readily apparent, or when a large number of small sources collectively impact the environment. EPA’s Next Generation Compliance (Next Gen) strategy is transforming how EPA, states, and regulated entities approach environmental compliance.

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