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Environmental Compliance Checklist

Have you undertaken a multimedia environmental compliance exam at your facility?
If not, this checklist will help your company improve the environment and meet your firm's environmental compliance obligations by evaluating the compliance status of its facility.


Many corporations and other environmentally regulated organizations have found that developing multimedia compliance auditing programs as part of their normal operating practices helps to improve environmental quality and avoid penalties for noncompliance. Comprehensive audits serve not only the purpose of determining compliance with current environmental regulations, but also of identifying areas where process improvements may be made.

If you conduct a multimedia environmental compliance audit and modify your operations based on the evaluation, your organization may benefit from:

  • Improved environmental performance
  • Better protection of workers and the community-at-large
  • Savings in production costs from cutting down raw materials losses, pollution control costs, and generation of wastes; and,
  • Decreased cost exposure by generating less waste for which you are responsible.

This checklist does not seek to address every issue or requirement but rather to highlight major areas of compliance. The checklist has been designed for the internal use of your organization and should not be returned to DEQ. Your answers to the following questions will help you to recognize areas for potential improvement. If you have any questions about your compliance requirements, deadlines, or other items on this checklist, please contact Mike Dowd (Air), Justin Williams (Land Protection & Revitalization/Waste), or Melanie Davenport (Water) of DEQ's Central Office at (804) 698-4000 or toll-free at (800) 592-5482.

Click here to download a copy of the Multi-Media Environmental Compliance Checklist.

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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