Find out about environmental auditing and how it assesses potential risks to human health and the environment.
Environmental audits look at site conditions or activities to assess potential risks. This may be because there is a proposed change in the use of a site. Or it could be to consider an issue that might exist at an industrial facility. Risks can include harm from:
Planning authorities, government agencies and industry use environmental audits. Sometimes community members also use environmental audits when building or renovating. This helps them understand the condition of a site and its suitability for use.
You can use EPA’s Interaction Portal to search for a property and find out if it has an environmental audit.
Reviewed 2 July 2020