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What are National Enforcement Initiatives?

EPA protects people’s health and safeguards communities by assuring compliance with the nation’s environmental laws and by taking enforcement action when laws are violated.


Every three years, EPA sets national enforcement initiatives to focus civil and criminal enforcement resources and expertise on serious pollution problems affecting communities. The initiatives were chosen with state and public input and support EPA’s seven priorities.

Our current national enforcement initiatives are:



Energy Extraction

Hazardous Chemicals



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  • Topic #: 23002-32926
  • Date Created: 10:31:2011
  • Last Modified Since: 07:30:2015
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