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2009 Spring Meeting

Compliance Committee Notes (March 22, 2009, Alexandria VA, ECOS Spring Meeting)

Catherine McCabe spoke with ECOS members on OECA Priorities. Topics included:

  • 2010 OECA budget proposal
  • Priority setting: will be based on national pattern of significant violations, risk significance, and whether a situation is appropriate for federal action. Some of the likely areas to be included are: air toxics, SSO/CSO, CAFOs, and RCRA financial assurance
  • Enforcement in times of constrained budgets
    State Review Framework: four "national issue papers" were proposed. These are to be on the subject of four common issues of concern identified in Round 1 of the SRF.
  • Working with the regulated community who cannot pay fines
  • ICIS-NPDES Program Management Information Rule

Following these discussions, ECOS members considered and passed two resolutions:

1) Concerning Environmental Enforcement Training for State and Local Environmental Regulators

2) Element 13 of the State Review Framework

Another resolution was delayed for consideration to the Water Committee Meeting.