(301) However, the amendment does suggest that program managers within the EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA
) review expedited penalty amounts periodically to determine whether inflation adjustment is necessary, but does not suggest a timeline for such review nor does the amendment offer an appropriate test for adequacy.
Administrator, OW, & Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator, OECA
(20) EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA
) at headquarters and in the 10 EPA regional offices sets the general framework for federal enforcement activities in coordination with the agency's program offices, states and tribes, and other federal agencies, particularly DOJ.
* EPA should establish a management plan "that contains new goals and measures that demonstrate the results of OPPT and OECA
Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) transects and multi-beam mapping surveys since 2000, however, have indicated that Jeff's Reef and Chapman's Reef, both located in the southern portion of the OECA
, still contain a large amount of intact live O.
Giles has been nominated for the position of Assistant Administrator of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA
Most of the data for this study come from the EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA
) Integrated Data for Enforcement Analysis (IDEA) data system.
To see how this might be achieved, consider the case of the Oregon Environmental Crimes Act ("OECA
"), which includes language aimed at constraining prosecutorial discretion:
attorney's office in New Jersey and was most recently the director of that state's gaming enforcement, has been nominated to head the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA
), the enforcement arm of the EPA--though he has no experience in environmental policy.
reports that settlements in the fiscal year 1998 alone have contributed to the nationwide reduction of five million pounds of ozone-depleting CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), seven million pounds of asbestos, 188 million pounds of carbon monoxide and 23.6 million pounds of nitrogen oxide in the environment.
The EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA
) uses a variety of approaches to collect and track such information.