EPA Reiterates ‘Enforcement First’ In Early Superfund Investigative Work

May 24, 2021
EPA’s enforcement office is reinforcing the need to conserve appropriated agency funds for Superfund, reminding regional offices to uniformly take an “enforcement first” approach early in cleanups when conducting investigations, and to consult with headquarters when EPA’s payment for such work exceeds $2 million. In a recent memo quietly released by EPA’s Office of Site Remediation Enforcement (OSRE), within its Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, EPA clarifies its policy for when regional offices should consult with OSRE before committing...

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