GreenYes Digest V97 #42

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GreenYes Digest Sun, 2 Mar 97 Volume 97 : Issue 42

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Date: Sat, 1 Mar 1997 10:38:08 -0700
From: (Carolyn Chase)
Subject: Just thought you ought to know

First Monetary Awards Approved For Citizens Assistance

On Feb. 7, the EPA approved monetary awards to 20 citizens who helped
the agency take successful enforcement actions under the Clean Air
Act. These were the first monetary awards given under the act, which
authorizes EPA to make awards of up to $10,000 after an enforcement
action is concluded for reporting violations or assisting the agency
in enforcement proceedings.

The EPA assessed a total of more than $1.5 million in civil and
administrative penalties in these cases and awarded a total of $37,000
to citizens who contributed to uncovering violators of environmental
regualtions. The agency awarded the $10,000 maximum to a citizen who
alerted them to a major asbestos case. In addition to protecting
children from this hazardous substance, the citizen's action helped
EPA successfully prosecute the violator.

Persons who are aware of pollution violations may contact the EPA at
202- 260-2090 for the name and telephone number of the EPA official
responsible for investigating air pollution violations in their state.
For violations involving air conditioning service or repair, the
public should call EPA's Stratospheric Ozone Information Hotline at


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