The Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG) signed an agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on behalf of its member institutions including Georgia Regents University (GRU) to perform environmental audits of all member institutions. This agreement is a part of EPA’s program entitled, "Incentives for Self-Policing: Discovery, Disclosure, Correction, and Prevention of Violations."
How does this affect you? In the spring of 2010, a BOR audit team consisting of an environmental consulting company and trained auditors from other USG institutions will visit our campus for one week to audit MCG for compliance with EPA regulations. A combination of approximately 160 shops, clinics and laboratories will be randomly selected by the team and audited for compliance with EPA programs. A report of any violations from the audit will be submitted to the President of GRU, the BOR, and the EPA in accordance with the terms of the agreement.
To help prepare you for this audit, the GRU Environmental Health & Safety Division has developed a training module that presents questions and problems, as well as proposed solutions, for several areas that were cited as violations from previous inspections at GRU and from other institutions. In 2010, the audit team will be looking for similar EPA violations as those covered in the training module.