Environmental Justice – Preparing for IEPA or USEPA Inspection

May 15, 2023

SCS Engineers Environmental Consulting and Contracting
Environmental justice and impact on permitting, inspections, enforcement.


Environmental justice is integrated into State and Federal environmental agency policy-making, thus impacting inspections and enforcement across the nation. While specifics are evolving quickly in each state, staying abreast of these basic requirements for the key environmental permits and plans listed here is best, especially if you have multiple facilities in multiple states.

  • Air Permitting
  • Waste Management
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
  • Spill Prevention, Controls, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan
  • Tier 2 Reporting
  • Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting

We recommend this quick read to run through a checklist to decide if your facility is ready or may need an internal audit. For this article, we’re using Illinois and standard Federal requirements.

Read Environmental Justice: Preparing for IEPA or USEPA Inspection here.


Being well-prepared for an inspection saves time and expense but will also support your company’s relationship with the regulatory agency and promote better outcomes and reduced risk of enforcement actions.

Deficiencies noted during an inspection can be a catalyst for additional inspections among non-EJ-located facilities.

Manufacturers in environmental justice areas denoted within each state can prepare for regulatory review and inspection by conducting internal or external audits of key environmental permits and plans to evaluate compliance with state and local regulations.


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Posted by Diane Samuels at 4:49 pm