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EPA launches manual to ensure compliance with protection of environment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has launched a new Inspection and Audit Manual to support its mandate of ensuring compliance with the protection of the environment.

Executive Director, Technical Services EPA, Ebenezer Appah-Sampong, told the GNA that the manual will ensure that inspections and audits are done systematically while adhering to transparency and standardisation of operations among officials of the Agency across the country.

He said industries can use the manual to do their self-assessment and inspections even before EPA officials visit their facilities to inspect and audit.

Mr. Appah-Sampong explained that the manual was developed with inputs from the EPA, the Centre for Science and Environment in India and the Norwegian Environment Agency in Norway.

Acting Director in charge of Petroleum, EPA, Kojo Agbenor-Eunam, said facilities that operate with environmental permits, including oil and gas operations, steel works, and other business operators will be given copies of the manuals, to guide their operations with regards to the environment.