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EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
Compliance and Enforcement News
The environmental statutes under which proceedings are brought before the Administrative Law Judges include:
- Clean Air Act (CAA)
- Clean Water Act (CWA)
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
- Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA)
- Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
- Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA)
- Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
- Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
- Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
- Subchapter II of TSCA, known as the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)
Office of Administrative Law Judges
The EPA's Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) is an independent office in the Office of the Administrator of the EPA. The Administrative Law Judges conduct hearings and render decisions in proceedings between the EPA and persons, businesses, government entities, and other organizations which are or are alleged to be regulated under environmental laws. Links to Decisions & Orders beginning in 1989 are available.
Environmental Appeals Board (EAB)
The Appeals Board is the final Agency decisionmaker on administrative appeals under all major environmental statutes that the Agency administers. Links to board decisions, EAB Guidance Documents, Dockets, etc.
Documents & Dockets
Assurance Applicability Determination Index (Office of Enforcement and Compliance)
Memoranda issued by EPA on applicability and compliance issues associated with the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and chlorofluorocarbons. (1972-)
Enforcement and Compliance History Online
"Use EPA's Enforcement and Compliance History Online website to search for facilities in your community to assess their compliance with environmental regulations. You can also investigate pollution sources, examine and create enforcement-related maps, or explore your state's performance."
EPA Docket Center
Federal Register documents, a variety of supporting documentation, and public comments related to the rulemaking process.