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Funds from Enforcement Actions

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Enforcement actions brought by governmental authorities for violations of environmental or other natural resource laws are often settled on terms that require defendants to make community service or restitution payments.  In turn, these types of payments are generally required to be applied in a manner that provides some redress for the underlying violations.

The IDEA program has historically managed a wide array of settlement funds arising from federal, state and local environmental enforcement actions, including:

  • Community Service Payments
  • Restitution Payments
  • Supplemental Environmental Project ("SEP") Funds
  • Natural Resource Damage ("NRD") Funds
  • Consent Order Payments

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