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U.S. EPA Publishes Draft List of National Enforcement Priorities for 2011-2013

On January 4th, U.S. EPA published in the Federal Register a notice of a public comment period on “Candidate National Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Priorities for Fiscal Years 2011-2013.”

EPA is “soliciting public comment and recommendations on enforcement and compliance national
priorities to be addressed for fiscal years 2011-2013.  EPA selects these priority areas every three years in order to focus federal resources on the most important environmental problems where noncompliance is a significant contributing factor.”

On its website, EPA published this preliminary list of national priority candidates: (1) Air Toxics, (2) Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, (3) Environmental Justice—Community Based Approach, (4) Indian Country Drinking Water, (5) Marine Debris, (6) Mineral Processing, (7) Municipal Infrastructure, (8)
New Source Review/Prevention of Significant Deterioration (NSR/PSD), (9) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Enforcement, (10) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Financial Assurance, (11) Resource Extraction, (12) Pesticides at Day Care Facilities, (13) Surface Impoundments, (14) Wetlands, and (15) Worker Protection Standards.

Public comments must be received by January 19, 2010.

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