EPA factsheet that includes a non-inclusive list of existing consent decrees that include green infrastructure provisions.
(2009) Factsheet published by EPA. When an entity has failed to comply with federal environmental laws, states and/or the EPA may initiate an enforcement action. Enforcement actions are taken for two main reasons: first, to compel the individual, company, or organization to return to compliance; and second, to deter others from committing similar violations in the future. Green infrastructure measures can be built into a consent decree in terms of actions to be carried out and levels of control to be achieved using green infrastructure as provisions that would be part of the injunctive relief. This document lists examples of existing consent decrees that include green infrastructure provisions along with links to the full documents. This list is not all-inclusive.
Includes: City of Dallas, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District, Kansas City, Missouri and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.