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Posted by: Jarod Word on Mar 15, 2018
1.       EPA Year in Review for 2017-2018
a. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt released a report of its accomplishments under the Trump Administration’s first year in power.  The report touts, among other things, 22 deregulatory actions taken by the EPA, the removal of seven sites from the National Priority List, and action on 322 State Implementation Plans.
2.       October 31, 2017 Directive from Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator
a. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt established certain principles and procedures for the Agency to follow when establishing the membership of EPA federal advisory committees.  The principles include strengthening member independence, increasing state, tribal and local government participation, enhancing geographic diversity, and promoting fresh perspectives.  Mr. Pruitt’s stated intent is to improve the internal management of the EPA although maintaining the discretion to depart from the new procedures.
3.        Directive Promoting Transparency and Public Participation and Consent Decrees and Settlement Agreements