• Prompt Self-Reporting of Regulatory Violations Leads to Significantly Reduced Civil Penalties Under EPA's Audit Policy
  • July 13, 2007 | Authors: Victor N. Baltera; Laura Ford Brust; Jeffrey M. Karp; Jerome C. Muys; Julie A. Weisman
  • Law Firms: Sullivan & Worcester LLP - Boston Office ; Sullivan & Worcester LLP - Washington Office
  • This Advisory discusses how companies that fulfill the requirements of EPA's Audit Policy, including the systematic discovery and self-reporting of regulatory violations, can significantly ameliorate civil penalties imposed for such violations. Kmart recently avoided $1.5 million in civil penalties by meeting the conditions of EPA's Audit Policy.