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EPA Proposes Increased Oversight Of State Enforcement Activities
Posted on 5 Nov 2013 by Steven M. Siros

U.S. EPA recently issued a draft strategy document in response to a December 2011 Inspector General Report that found inadequate enforcement of environmental laws at the state level. U.S. EPA's draft " National Strategy for Improving Oversight... Read More

EPA’s OECA Announces Enforcement Tools for Civil Enforcement Cases and Administrative Settlements
Posted on 23 Mar 2015 by Troutman Sanders

By Randy Brogdon , Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP In a recent memo issued by EPA’s Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance (OECA), Assistant Administrator Cynthia Giles announced that four specific “enforcement tools” should... Read More

U.S. EPA – Next Generation Enforcement – Already Here With More Coming Soon
Posted on 2 Jul 2015 by Foley & Lardner LLP

The 2016 budget focus for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“U.S. EPA”) is on continued implementation of its “Next Generation” enforcement initiative, and this could mean big costs for manufacturers who choose... Read More

What Is On the Mind of the DOJ Environmental and Natural Resources Division?
Posted on 2 Sep 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

On July 23, 2015, John Cruden, head of DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, gave this speech to the American Bar Association Litigation Section on the current direction of federal environmental enforcement efforts. It touches upon issues... Read More