EPA Enforcement Official Says Supplemental Projects Picking Up ‘Bit By Bit’

March 6, 2023
EPA’s top civil enforcement official says the use of supplemental environmental projects (SEPs) in enforcement settlements are picking up “bit by bit” after the Department of Justice (DOJ) last May revoked an internal Trump-era rule that enshrined the prior administration’s ban on SEPs. Rosemarie Kelley told a March 6 D.C. Bar event that the SEP program “is alive and well,” even though it got off to a slow start after officials reinstated their use. SEPs are environmentally beneficial projects, funded...

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