EPA's 2016 Enforcement Results: An Indicator for 2017?
January 13, 2017
Claudia V. Colón García-Moliner and Carol F. McCabe
The Legal Intelligencer
Enforcement efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the past year have
been dominated by the agency’s response to high-visibility cases along with its continuing focus on its identified enforcement priorities. In announcing its 2016 annual enforcement and compliance results for the fiscal year spanning from Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016, the EPA highlighted certain high-impact cases as well as significant investments in pollution controls resulting from its enforcement efforts aimed at site remediation and curbing air emissions, water and stormwater pollution and chemical risks.