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General Information

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
32 Suits filed against EPA in FY 2019
281 Suits filed since 2001
68 Suits still pending
227 Suits closed
31 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 March 2017
TrackPending CasesClosed Cases
All2,410 cases
average 321 days pending
1,119 cases
average 72 days to close
Simple1,510 cases
average 180 days pending
942 cases
average 33 days to close
Expedited100 cases
average 341 days pending
21 cases
average 265 days to close
Default3 cases
average 707 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close
Complex797 cases
average 586 days pending
156 cases
average 280 days to close


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