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Federal Facilities Civil Enforcement

EPA has explicit authority to assess fines at federal facilities violating environmental statutes. EPA's federal facilities civil enforcement program helps protect public health and the environment by assuring that federal facilities comply with federal environmental laws.

In general, federal environmental laws apply to federal facilities as they do to any other party. However, there are still differences under several laws which are described here or on subsequent pages. Additionally, EPA's enforcement of environmental laws against federal facilities is done before administrative bodies, not through the judicial system.

For assistance in complying with environmental laws, please visit both EPA's federal facilities compliance page and visit FedCenter, a comprehensive interagency environmental stewardship and compliance assistance center just for federal agencies.



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