EPA To Garnish No-Federal Wages Without Court Order

Posted: July 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

EPA is practicing overreach yet again! It seems like if they say you owe them, then they will simply take it out your account without going through proper legal proceedings. The EPA is clearly setting itself up to be the most tyrannical agency of the US Federal Government: (see bold text below)




40 CFR Part 13


[FRL–9910–14–OCFO]   July 2nd, 2014

Administrative Wage Garnishment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection

Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Direct final rule.

SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection

Agency (EPA) is taking direct final

action to amend EPA’s claims collection

standards to implement the

administrative wage garnishment

provisions of the Debt Collection

Improvement Act of 1982, as amended

by the Debt Collection Improvement Act

of 1996 (DCIA). The direct final rule will allow

the EPA to garnish non-

Federal wages to collect delinquent non-

tax debts owed the United States

without first obtaining a court order.

DATES: This direct final rule is effective

September 2, 2014 without further

notice unless EPA receives adverse

comments by August 1, 2014. If EPA

receives such comments, it will publish

a timely withdrawal of the direct final

rule in the Federal Register and inform

the public that the rule will not take

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments by

one of the following methods:

1. Email: jones.anita@epa.gov.

2. Fax: (202) 565–2585.

3. Mail: OCFO–2014–0001; FRL–

9910–14–OCFO FPPS c/o Anita Jones,

OCFO/OFM/FPPS, Mailcode 2733R,

Environmental Protection Agency, 1300

Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington,

DC 20460.

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