Policy, Guidance & Publications

National policy, guidance and publications relating to EPA's enforcement of environmental laws.

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Civil Enforcement Penalty Policies

These policies provide guidance on how to calculate the gravity-based and economic benefit components of civil penalties.

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Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEP)

These policies provide guidance on how and when to include a SEP in an enforcement settlement.

The Updated Policy (Update) above revises and supersedes the February 1991 Policy on the Use of Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) in EPA Settlements, the May 1995 Interim Revised SEP Policy, and the May 1998 EPA SEP Policy. It also reflects and incorporates by reference previously issued SEP policy and guidance documents (which may contain more detailed discussions of certain issues). Where there may be inconsistencies between these documents and the Update, the Update shall supersede the memoranda and guidance documents.

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Enforcement in Indian Country

Guidance for working with federally-recognized Indian tribes to ensure compliance at federally-regulated facilities in Indian country.

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Additional Documents

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