Summary: S.2176 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (08/04/1990)

Pollution Prosecution Act of 1990 - Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase the number of criminal investigators in the Office of Criminal Investigations to assure that the number of investigators assigned to the Office is at least: (1) 72 during FY 1991; (2) 110 during FY 1992; (3) 123 during FY 1993; (4) 160 during FY 1994; and (5) 200 during FY 1995.

Requires the Administrator to increase by 50 the number of civil investigators assigned to assist the Office of Enforcement in developing and prosecuting civil and administrative actions.

Directs the Administrator to establish within the Office of Enforcement the National Enforcement Training Institute to train lawyers, inspectors, investigators, and technical experts in environmental law enforcement.

Establishes the Pollution Prosecution Fund. Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to transfer to the Fund specified amounts during FY 1991 through 1995.

Authorizes appropriations.