Federal Voluntary Self Disclosure Information

Federal Voluntary Self Disclosure Information

USEPA created a centralized web-based “eDisclosure” portal to receive and automatically process self-disclosed civil violations of environmental law. Under the automated system, large and small businesses will quickly be able to get some of their more routine types of disclosures resolved.  USEPA’s eDisclosure uses EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX) to allow entities to promptly disclose violations and submit timely compliance certifications under EPA’s Audit Policy and Small Business Compliance Policy, which will be processed automatically by EPA. Find out more about EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX).
 
“Incentives for Self- Policing: Discovery, Disclosure, Correction and Prevention of Violations,” safeguards human health and the environment by providing several major incentives for regulated entities to voluntarily discover and fix violations of federal environmental laws and regulations.
 
USEPA’s Small Business Compliance Policy promotes environmental compliance among small businesses (those with 100 or fewer employees) by providing incentives to discover and correct environmental problems. EPA will eliminate or significantly reduce penalties for small businesses that voluntarily discover violations of environmental law and promptly disclose and correct them. This Policy implements section 223 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. (Additional Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act Information).