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Environmental Appeals Board


We encourage all parties to utilize the Environmental Appeal Board’s electronic filing system accessible on our website: www.epa.gov/eab (Click on "Electronic Filing" Link in the left margin). As a reminder, the EAB has suspended its requirement to submit an identical paper copy of any electronically filed document that is longer than 50 pages within one business day.

Further, the Board’s September 2020 Revised Order Authorizing Electronic Service of Documents in Permit and Enforcement Appeals remains in effect.

Notice: This year marks the Environmental Appeals Board’s 30th anniversary. To commemorate this significant milestone, Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe, former EPA Administrator William K. Reilly, and former Environmental Appeal Judges Scott Fulton and Leslye Fraser participated in a session that highlighted the Board’s 30-year history. This exchange is memorialized in the following video: https://youtu.be/slpvmcuhGbw.

The Environmental Appeals Board is an appellate tribunal established by regulation to hear administrative appeals under all major environmental statutes that EPA administers. The Board is an impartial tribunal independent for substantive purposes of all Agency components outside the Immediate Office of the Administrator. The Board’s caseload consists primarily of appeals from permit decisions and administrative civil penalty decisions, as well as petitions for reimbursement of costs incurred in complying with cleanup orders issued under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. The Board’s Environmental Appeals Judges sit in panels of three and make decisions by majority vote.

Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Board offers an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program to assist parties in resolving disputes before the Board. The Board’s ADR Program offers parties the option of participating in ADR with the assistance of one of the Board’s Judges acting as a neutral evaluator/mediator. The ADR Program has been successful in assisting the parties in achieving a fast resolution of issues, with satisfying and enduring solutions.

Sharing the Board’s expertise on Environmental Adjudication: The Board also serves as a repository of expertise within the federal government on environmental administrative adjudication. Judges and attorneys on the Board have provided training and shared their expertise on environmental adjudication, both domestically and internationally, including in Asia, Central and South America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.

Information for Filers: For more information on how to file with the Board or the applicable regulations, click on the following links:
Internship Opportunities: Click here for information on law student internship/externship opportunities with the Board.

Recent Board Actions

Order DateCitationAppeal No.Case Name
02/17/2023   Unpublished Final Order  CAA 23-03C  BMP International, Inc., IGas USA Inc., and Scales N Stuff, Inc
01/26/2023   Unpublished Final Order  TSCA 22-(06)  Greenbuild Design & Construction LLC
01/20/2023   Unpublished Final Order  23-02C  Artsen Chemical America, LLC CAA 23-02C
01/11/2023   Unpublished Final Order  23-01C  Harp USA, Inc 23-01C
12/28/2022   18 E.A.D. 797  NPDES 22-01  U.S. Department of Energy and Triad National Security, LLC
12/21/2022   Unpublished Final Order  CAA 22-(03)  Greasy Greg’s, LLC, Posey’s Mech-Elec Repair, LLC, and Greg S. Posey,
12/21/2022   Unpublished Final Order  MM 22-01C  Univar Solutions USA Inc
12/09/2022   Unpublished Final Order  CERCLA 22-01 and .....  In re Susan Shultz
12/08/2022   Unpublished Final Order  RCRA 3008 22-03C  TForce Freight, Inc
11/08/2022   Unpublished Final Order  TSCA 22-05C  LG Energy Solution Michigan, Inc

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