Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) are projects designed to benefit the environment, and can mitigate penalties imposed against parties who violate environmental laws. By funding environmentally beneficial projects, violators can help improve and protect the environment. The U.C. Hastings Center for State and Local Government Law (the Center) produces comprehensive reports and compiles resources for those interested in SEPs.
"Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) are an under-utilized settlement tool that can promote collaborative efforts to improve the environmental quality of affected communities. This excellent Survey provides the requisite grounding in model state policy and practice to help those using SEPs make a tangible difference through solution-oriented collaborative processes."
- Langdon Marsh, Fellow with the National Policy Consensus Center at Portland State University