EPA: Enforcement Trends Are Mixed For Fiscal 2006

December 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/4/2006, Vol. 257 Issue 22, p9
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The article reports on the fiscal gains posted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 2006. The number of civil enforcement cases EPA referred to the Justice Department in fiscal 2006 was the highest in at least five years and the number of such cases concluded also rose. In addition, EPA reported that it had 23,000 compliance inspections in 2006. However in the Superfund program, the number of cleanup commitments EPA got from hazardous-waste site owners and operators fell more than 50% in 2006.


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