Complaints and Petitions for Review
Many of the environmental statutes contain provisions that allow citizens to sue EPA when EPA allegedly fails to perform an act or mandatory duty required by the statute. Citizens may also file petitions for review in courts to challenge actions taken by EPA. The table below contains complaints and petitions for review received by EPA. Complaints are added as they are received. Many complaints include multiple parties or petitioners. Please use the search feature to search for complaints filed by a specific group or individual. Note that all links in the table below open in a new tab.
OGC manages litigation for the Agency in over 380 environmental matters. View the docket of cases.
OGC also manages the Agency’s legal obligations in the following list of consent decrees and settlement agreements involving environmental matters. The list contains future deadlines for EPA action, and brief descriptions of those deadlines. View the table of cases.
Disclaimer: EPA strives to ensure that information provided is accurate and complete. This information is dynamic, however, and at times additions or changes may be necessary to achieve this goal. Posting does not mean that the notice was properly filed and/or served upon EPA or the United States, and EPA does not waive any defenses related to improper filing or service as it relates to the notices posted here.
* For dates prior to October 16, 2017, the date shown is when EPA received the associated NOI, if applicable. Beginning October 16, 2017, the date shown is the date that the complaint was received.
+ WOTUS means “waters of the United States” and is the term that generally defines the scope of federal protection of surface waters under the federal Clean Water Act. WOTUS litigation refers to challenges to rules defining that term issued by the EPA and the Department of the Army, Army Corps of Engineers. Both agencies administer permitting programs under the Clean Water Act.