US EPA - Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance

The Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) goes after pollution problems that impact American communities through vigorous civil and criminal enforcement. Our enforcement activities target the most serious water, air and chemical hazards.

OECA works with EPA regional offices, and in partnership with state and tribal governments, and other federal agencies to enforce the nation’s environmental laws, including:

  • Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, or Superfund)
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
  • Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Oil Pollution Act (OPA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



Washington DC


United States

Practice Areas

  • Environmental
  • Government
  • Natural Resources

Practice Type

  • Government

Past Externs

Meghann Papsdorf Washington DC 2019 Summer
Vartan Badalian Washington DC 2016 Summer
Danielle Elefritz Washington DC 2016 Summer
Elizabeth Crespo Washington DC 2015 Fall
Rachel Morris Washington DC 2014 Summer
Supriya Kanal Washington DC 2014 Summer
Jacob Booher Washington DC 2013 Fall
Ryan Hamilton Washington DC 2013 Fall
Jennifer Keatinge Washington DC 2013 Spring
Elizabeth Streeter Washington DC 2012 Summer