Bloomberg Law
Oct. 10, 2019, 7:56 PM

EPA’s Regional Shakeup Could Mean More Enforcement, Official Says

Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

The EPA could soon ramp up its enforcement activities under its new regional realignment plan, an agency official said Oct. 10.

The onset of fiscal 2020, which began Oct. 1, marks the first full fiscal year with the plan in place. Under the realignment, each of the 10 regional offices now has its own enforcement and compliance assurance division.

“You may see more activity as a result of that,” said Rosemarie Kelley, director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Civil Enforcement.

The uptick in enforcement and compliance monitoring likely will center on the agency’s seven priority areas, ...

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