OECA Orders More Inspections, Greater EPA Enforcement In Equity Areas

May 4, 2021
EPA’s acting director of the Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance (OECA) is directing staff throughout the agency to advance the protection of environmental justice (EJ) communities by boosting inspections and enforcement facilities in equity areas while increasing engagement with residents living in such locations. In an April 30 memo to enforcement staff and managers at EPA headquarters and regional offices, Acting OECA Assistant Administrator Lawrence Starfield says the goal of his message is “to help advance the protection of...

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