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DOJ Begins Rejecting SEPs In Municipal Settlements, Undercutting Policy

August 9, 2019
AUSTIN, TX -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) is rejecting supplemental environmental projects (SEPs) in settlements it is negotiating with local governmental agencies, a move that appears to undercut department policy that says it will approve the projects as part of deals provided they comply with EPA’s SEP policy, attorneys say. The rejections have begun being communicated over the past month, according to one industry attorney familiar with negotiations in several clean water settlements between DOJ and local governments, coming...

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