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Fielding A Surprise Visit From The EPA


January 22, 2015

A post from Vedder Price about what to do when the EPA or a state regulator arrives unannounced and wants to inspect. It covers such things as “split samples,” the importance of the closing conference, and what a company’s rights are vis a vis trade secrets. There are also some more general recommendations, including a number of tips that might be considered versions of “Don’t talk too much.” It is acceptable, the writers say, “to respond to the inspector later with a follow-up answer. A quick but erroneous answer will be interpreted unfavorably by the inspectors.”

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