Surviving an EPA Audit and Living to Tell About It

Audio Program: "Surviving an EPA Audit and  Living to Tell About It"
Originally aired: April 1, 2014
MP3 Download (Duration: 1 hour)

For years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been preparing cities, large, small, or rural, as well as counties, for audits of various program requirements, mandates, and so on. Imagine the feelings of shock, fear, and unrest in the Town of Greece, New York, when the EPA notified them of a Stormwater Regulatory Compliance Audit to measure the city’s compliance with their NYSDEC permit. While we each strive to operate all our programs according to the guidelines and regulations imposed on us by federal agencies, often an audit is an unknown quantity and the thought of it makes grown men shake in their work boots. The Town of Greece prepared for just such an audit and came through it successfully. John Gauthier, Associate Engineer for the Town, share their experiences and lessons learned in an effort to prepare others who may be facing a similar undertaking.

Speakers: John Gauthier, Associate Engineer, Town of Greece, New York (
Geoff Benway, Town Engineer, Town of Penfield, New York (