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U.S. EPA Announces 2008-2010 Enforcement Priorities


By Andy Bowman, Attorney, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

On October 12, 2007, U.S. EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (“OECA”) announced its finalized enforcement priorities for the years 2008-2010:

  • Clean Air Act: Air toxics, by directed monitoring and enforcement of the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (“MACT”) standards.
  • Clean Air Act: Prevention of Significant Deterioration (“PSD”) and New Source Review (“NSR”).
  • Clean Water Act: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (“CAFO”), Combined Sewer Overflows (“CSO”), Sanitary Sewer Overflows (“SSO”) and storm water.
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act: Mineral processing.

The announcement was published in 72 Federal Register 58084 (October 12, 2007).


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