EPA Moves to Access Your Wallet! Wage Garnishment w/o Court Order!

  CAPR ACTION ALERT! Please read this carefully!  The EPA is rule making again, this time to ease the process of garnishing the wages of individuals who owe the US government money.  The EPA has set a very short comment period which ends 8/01/2014  Commenting is how we as individuals may stop this, and your comment will protect yourselves and other American citizens. Commenting must be received prior to 8/01/2014 Quoting directly from the Federal Register:


Direct Final Rule.


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.


According to the Treasury Department, under DCIA, such debts include “unpaid loans, overpayments or duplicate payments made to federal salary or benefit payment recipients, misused grant funds, and fines, penalties or fees assessed by federal agencies." https://www.fms.treas.gov/news/factsheets/dcia.html

CAPR is alarmed by this phrase that raises red flag!  and fines, penalties or fees assessed by federal agencies,  the EPA and other government entities are notorious for imposing ridiculously huge fines, often in the tens of thousands daily.  Most individuals would be buried under such fees or fines in short order.  This rule takes away the due process of redress in court.

CAPR is not alone in hearing the alarm bell ring!  Read here for comment by the Daily Signal.


The Heritage Foundation has issued comments on this rule:


After reading these articles, its seems commenting on this unconstitutional rule is of the utmost importance.  As a citizen, consider the rights and responsibilities that come with constitutional liberty, and comment today!  Comments will be received here: 




July 6, 2014