Case Type Number:
Statute (Common Name):
Clean Water Act
Brief Description of Case Type:
Under section 508 of the Clean Water Act, persons convicted of certain offenses are automatically disqualified (debarred) from contracting with the federal government when (a) contract to be performed at violating facility, and (b) the facility is owned, leased, or supervised by the convicted person. Debarment is statutorily mandated upon conviction of qualifying offense. EPA effects the debarment by entering the person's name and the violating facility's address on the government-wide Excluded Parties List System (EPLS). Term of debarment is indefinite. However, a debarred party/facility may seek reinstatement by filing a written request supported by "persuasive documentation" that conditions giving rise to conviction have been corrected. (See 2 CFR 1532.1135).
Relief Available in Actions Filed By Private Parties:
Reinstatement/Restoration of Existing Right or Privilege
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