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Regional Hearing Clerk

The Regional Hearing Clerk (RHC) maintains all official administrative records of cases in adjudication under various federal laws, the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) exit epa and non-APA provisions of the "Consolidated Rules of Practice Governing the Administrative Assessment of Civil Penalties, Issuance of Compliance or Corrective Action Orders, and the Revocation or Suspension of Permits" found at 40 C.F.R. Part 22. In this capacity, the RHC serves as custodian of these records and is responsible for maintaining security of confidential information contained therein.

Additionally, the RHC receives all motions, legal documents and correspondence intended to be filed in administrative cases, and makes preliminary determinations regarding compliance with applicable regulations and legal filing requirements. The RHC processes requests for adjudicatory hearings by forwarding them, along with the case file, to the Regional Judicial Officer or Chief Administrative Law Judge, as appropriate, and thereafter notifies the parties of the necessary hearing information.

Documents filed in any proceeding are open for public inspection and copying, upon request to the RHC, during normal business hours, subject to provisions of law restricting public disclosure of confidential information. The person seeking copies will be responsible for reproduction costs incurred. The RHC is also available as a resource to both regional staff and the general public seeking information contained in the administrative case files, as well as advice on the proper filing of documents.

Contact

Patricia Bullock (bullock.patricia@epa.gov)
Regional Hearing Clerk
Environmental Protection Agency
Region 4
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 562-9511
Facsimile:   (404) 562-9598

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