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Relationship with States

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The documents below illustrate the Federal/State relationship designed to protect the environment and increase compliance with environmental laws.

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Memorandum of Agreements Between EPA and States Authorized to Implement the NPDES Program - (12/19/11)
Table containing the Memorandum of Agreements (MOAs) for all approved (authorized) NPDES programs.
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/policies/state/moa/index.html
Guide for Addressing Environmental Problems: Using an Integrated Strategic Approach (PDF) - (3/12/07)
A detailed reference for federal, state and tribal agency staff and managers on using a well considered mix of assistance, inspections, incentives and enforcement to maximize the environmental benefits from their work. It includes chapters on: goals and measures, selecting and sequencing tools, assigning roles and responsibilities, communicating and exiting the strategy.
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/policies/assistance/strategicguide.pdf (PDF) (4500K)
Guidelines for Federal Enforcement in CSO/SSO Cases - (4/10/05)

http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/policies/civil/cwa/csosso-guidelines-enf.pdf (PDF) (34KB)
Final Addendum on Multimedia Enforcement to the Policy Framework on State/Federal Enforcement Agreements, dated 05/13/92 - (3/5/98)
Final Addendum on Multimedia Enforcement to the Policy Framework on State/Federal Enforcement Agreements, dated 05/13/92
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/policies/state/multim-agr-mem.pdf (PDF) (1.11 MB)
Revised Policy Framework for State/EPA Enforcement Agreements, dated 8/25/86 - (3/3/98)
Revised Policy Framework for State/EPA Enforcement Agreements, dated 8/25/86
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/policies/state/enforce-agree-mem.pdf (PDF) (2.08 MB)
Operating Principles for an Integrated Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program - (11/18/96)

http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/policies/state/oprin-integ-mem.pdf (PDF) (1.04 MB)
Core EPA Enforcement Compliance Assurance Functions - (2/21/96)

http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/policies/state/compasr-func-mem.pdf (PDF) (340.9 KB)
Criminal Enforcement Addendum to the Policy Framework for State/EPA Enforcement Agreements, dated 02/1/93 - (2/1/93)
Criminal Enforcement Addendum to the Policy Framework for State/EPA Enforcement Agreements, dated 02/1/93
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/policies/state/crimnl-fram-mem.pdf (PDF) (691.3 KB)

 

 

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