Excerpt from Current Issues and Rulemaking Projects Outline (November 14, 2000)
Section VIII.A.7. Current Disclosure, Legal and Processing Issues – Disclosure, Legal and Processing Issues – Coordination with Other Government Agencies
On occasion, the staff communicates with other government agencies when disclosure indicates that the rules and regulations enforced by that government entity may materially effect the issuer's operations. For example, the staff continues to have an informal understanding with the staff of the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") whereby the Commission staff receives from the EPA lists of companies identified as potentially responsible parties on hazardous waste sites; companies subject to cleanup requirements under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; and companies named in criminal and civil proceedings under environmental laws. The staff uses this information in its review process.