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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: On July 8, 2022, the Environmental Appeals Board issued an Order Governing Procedures for Registration-Related Appeals Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Appeals Board is an appellate tribunal established by regulation to hear administrative appeals under all major environmental statutes that EPA administers. Located in Washington, DC, 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 of 1980 (CERCLA). The Board’s Environmental Appeals Judges sit in panels of three and make decisions by majority vote. Experienced attorneys, a Clerk of the Board, and an Administrative Specialist provide support to the judges.

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, with a significant number of judges, attorneys, environmental specialists, local, state and federal government officials, and civil society organizations. The Board has conducted training for judges from 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
11/08/2022   Unpublished Final Order  TSCA 22-05C  LG Energy Solution Michigan, Inc
11/08/2022   Unpublished Final Order  TSCA 22-(03)  The Askins Development Group LLC
11/03/2022   Unpublished Final Order  CAA 22-02  Harvest Four Corners, LLC
10/31/2022   Unpublished Final Order  TSCA 22-(02)  Superior Restoration and Construction LLC,
10/17/2022   Unpublished Final Order  RCRA 3008 (a) 22-02C  United Parcel Service, Inc.
10/06/2022   Unpublished Final Order  TSCA 22-04C  Fujimi Corporation
09/28/2022   18 E.A.D. 769  FIFRA 22-01 and .....  AMVAC Chemical Corporation (C)
09/22/2022   Unpublished Final Order  RCRA (3008) 22-(01)  ISP Freetown Fine Chemicals, Inc.
07/22/2022   18 E.A.D. 766  CWA 22-01  Frank Alo
06/17/2022   18 E.A.D. 720  NPDES 21-03  City of Keene

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