Subscribe to Our Monthly Newsletters

Stay updated on trending legal insights and get our attorneys' take on the latest industry news.

Marketing by

Paul Zimmerman

Photo of M&R Blog


Submitting Claims on UST Fund Reimbursements: Avoiding the Enforcement Unit

On April 17, 2013, the California State Water Resources Control Board ("SWRCB") announced that it had given the green light to its Office of Enforcement ("OE") to staff a permanent unit within the OE called the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Unit ("Unit"). The SWRCB states that the purpose of this unit is to "root out fraud, waste and abuse against unscrupulous consultants and claimants submitting false, misleading or inflated invoices for reimbursement to the Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund ("UST Cleanup Fund")." These cases are being referred to the State Attorney General's ("AG's") office,  frequently resulting in civil and/or criminal prosecutions.

View Article

This article is not offered as, and should not be relied on as, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice in specific situations.