Companies and others subject to the law regularly treat agency inspections too casually. Environmental enforcement is on the upswing. Government agencies plan to increase inspections, not only for routine compliance but also for gaining information for prosecution. Agency inspectors should, and will, use every lawful means to prosecute violators. At the same time, business and landowners should be aware of their rights and duties regarding inspections. In most situations, it is best to accommodate inspections as to minimize confrontation, memorialize lists of violations, and document prompt and continued compliance. Consequently, it makes sense for regulated parties to be prepared to protect themselves against unfair or illegal searches. Here are some practical tips for handling agency inspections in a businesslike way: