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EPA issues Strategic Civil-Criminal Enforcement Policy

Posted by Jon Elliott on Tue, May 14, 2024

On April 17, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a memorandum announcing its Strategic Civil-Criminal Enforcement Policy (“the Policy”). The Policy provides direction to EPA’s civil and criminal enforcement staffs, seeking to ensure that the two sometimes-disjoint groups coordinate training, procedures, and enforcement choices. The remainder of this note summarizes this new Policy.

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Tags: EPA, Environmental Policy, environmental law, Civil-Criminal Enforcement Policy