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Environmental Appeals Board


Welcome to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) Homepage.  The Appeals Board is the final EPA decision maker on administrative appeals under all major environmental statutes that EPA administers. The Board was created in 1992 in recognition of the growing importance of EPA adjudicatory proceedings as a mechanism for implementing and enforcing environmental laws. The Board’s four Environmental Appeals Judges are independent of all Agency components and report directly to the Office of the Administrator. The judges, who are responsible for Board decisions, generally sit in panels of three and make decisions by majority vote.  Currently, eight experienced attorneys serve as counsel to the Board.



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ATTENTION ELECTRONIC FILERS: On August 12, 2013, the Board migrated to a new EAB eFiling system. Click here for more information and registration instructions. The Board has revised its Standing Orders governing electronic filing to reflect the Board's migration to the new EAB eFiling System. These revised orders are available on the Standing Orders section of the Board's website.
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STANDING ORDER GOVERNING NSR/PSD APPEALS: On March 27, 2013, the Board revised its Standing Order applicable to all Clean Air Act New Source Review/PSD permit appeals. This standing order is available on the Standing Orders section of the Board’s Web site.
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REVISED RULE ISSUED (40 CFR 124.19): Effective March 26, 2013, EPA revised its rule governing permit appeals (40 CFR 124.19). For more information, see the Regulations Governing Appeals page.

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NEW MAILING AND HAND-DELIVERY ADDRESS: As of November 28, 2012, the EAB has moved. Click here for the Board’s Mailing and Hand-Delivery addresses.

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