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Environmental Protection Agency

Mission statement: "The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. "

Where Suits are Filed

Status  Year  City 
Cases filed within: 7 days 30 days over 30 days
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Docket Number Filed Case Title

Statistics on Lawsuits*

Key Indicators
10 Suits filed against EPA in FY 2016
155 Suits filed since 2001
17 Suits still pending
152 Suits closed
23 Suits taking over 24 months
1 Suit taking over 210 months
Lawsuits Filed by Year
*based on FOIA nature of suit

Request Backlogs and Processing Times

Most Recent Data, for the Month of September 2016
TrackPending CasesClosed Cases
All2,256 cases
average 339 days pending
892 cases
average 90 days to close
Simple1,269 cases
average 155 days pending
724 cases
average 41 days to close
Expedited60 cases
average 473 days pending
5 cases
average 95 days to close
Default3 cases
average 525 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close
Complex924 cases
average 583 days pending
163 cases
average 305 days to close


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by Michael Hasan