We would like to ensure that you are still receiving content that you find useful – please confirm that you would like to continue to receive ILO newsletters.
11 June 2018
On March 23 2018 Susan Bodine, assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), issued to staff a memorandum establishing an interim process for providing her with early notice of referral of matters to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for civil judicial enforcement. The memorandum requests that EPA case teams contemplating a DOJ referral brief the relevant regional administrator (for region-led cases) or the assistant administrator (for headquarters-led cases) before making the referral. For region-led cases, the memorandum directs the regions to provide existing briefing materials – along with the regional administrator's position on the referral – to the assistant administrator. The memorandum also permits the assistant administrator to request copies of final referrals before the EPA transmits the referral to the DOJ. The memorandum applies to all civil enforcement cases other than those under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, which the OECA intends to address separately. The OECA plans to revisit the new policy later in 2018, when its new national case status information system is in operation.
For further information on this topic please contact Samuel B Boxerman or Jim Wedeking at Sidley Austin LLP by telephone (+1 202 736 8000) or email (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). The Sidley Austin LLP website can be accessed at www.sidley.com.
The materials contained on this website are for general information purposes only and are subject to the disclaimer.
ILO is a premium online legal update service for major companies and law firms worldwide. In-house corporate counsel and other users of legal services, as well as law firm partners, qualify for a free subscription.