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1. Why should an organization conduct an environmental audit?
2. If an audit is conducted - should any violations be self-reported?
3. What are the liabilities if:
An audit is conducted?
An audit is not conducted?
4. What types of audits have you done?
5. What type of environmental regulations affect you at:
Home?
Work?
6. Define the following acronyms:
RCRA
USCG
EHS
EMS
P2
7. Compare and contrast EPCRA and CA Prop 65.

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1. Why should an organization conduct an environmental audit?
Ans. There are several reasons as to why an organization should conduct an environmental audit. A few are listed below:
a) By conducting an audit companies and organizations can avoid liabilities. It simply means that if a company conducts and audit and finds that it is in violation of an environmental rule or law then it can report it to the authorities and hence will not be fined as opposed to the discovery of the violation by the authorities.
b) An audit helps to determine if the organizations activities are having an adverse effect on the environment.
c) It also helps companies prove that they have taken measures to address known risks, ensure compliance with local and federal environmental laws and prevent violations. Hence a company can prove its due diligence.
d) Audits can also help save money
2. If an audit is conducted - should any violations be self-reported?
Ans. Violations should be self reported as it ensures penalties, criminal prosecution and fines are avoided. It also shows that the organization is ...

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