Scheme Nickname: 
Civil Penalty Proceedings in Regional Offices

This scheme provides for the a hearing before a Regional Judicial Officer with an appeal available to the Environmental Appeals Board for certain civil penalty cases.

Adjudication Levels: 
LevelName of OfficeAre administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at this stage?
Hearing Level
Yes (Some Types of Cases)
Appeal Level 1
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 
The Administrator also has the option of exercising the authority of a Hearing Officer the hearing level, negating the necessity for an appeal to the agency head as required under the APA. See 40 CFR 108.7.
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified
Is this a Major Adjudication: