Environmental Appeals Board
***NOTICE ABOUT E-FILING***
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.
Notice (issued on July 7, 2022): The Environmental Appeals Board is in the process of reviewing and updating its public guide to EPA's Environmental Appeals Board. We are interested in any feedback on the content of the current guide and suggestions for revising the guide. If you have any feedback to share regarding the guide, please email it to the Clerk of the Board at Clerk_EAB@epa.gov, by August 22, 2022. As a reminder, when sending any information to the Board, please do not send any private information the disclosure of which would constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy, such as social security numbers, birthdates, or other private information.
|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:
ˇ E-filing Information and Instructions
Internship Opportunities: Click here for information on law student internship/externship opportunities with the Board.
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