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2009 Region 7 Compliance and Enforcement Annual Results

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Compliance and Enforcement Annual Results
Numbers at a Glance
Region 7

Civil Enforcement
Estimated Environmental Benefits – Commitments to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment:  
  Direct Environmental Benefits  
 
  • Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
34,762,729
 
  • Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized, or Properly Disposed of (Pounds) (1)  (2)
4,526
 
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
4,668,639
 
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
545,693
 
  • Stream Miles Protected or Restored (Linear Feet)
2,314
 
  • Wetlands Protected or Restored (Acres)
68
Investments in Actions & Equipment to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment (Injunctive Relief) $300,921,310
Investments in Projects that Benefit the Environment & Public Health (Supplemental Environmental Projects) $2,214,359
Civil Penalties Assessed  
  Administrative Penalties Assessed $1,618,149
  Judicial Penalties Assessed $5,348,603
  State/Local Judicial Penalties Assessed From Joint Federal-State/Local Enforcement Actions (3) $7,632,952
  Stipulated Penalties Paid $2,034,355
   
Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to Department of Justice (DOJ) 12
Supplemental Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to DOJ 1
Civil Judicial Complaints Filed with Court 17
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 15
Administrative Penalty Order Complaints 151
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 143
Administrative Compliance Orders 70
Cases with Supplemental Environmental Projects 27
   
EPA Compliance Monitoring Activities
Inspections/Evaluations 917
Civil Investigations 9
Number of Regulated Entities Taking Complying Actions during EPA Inspections/Evaluations 116
 
Superfund Cleanup Enforcement
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Clean up Superfund Sites $94,548,793
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Reimburse the Government for Money Spent Cleaning up Superfund Sites $133,832,010
   
Voluntary Disclosures
Voluntary Disclosures Initiated (Facilities) 47
Voluntary Disclosures Resolved (Facilities) 30
Voluntary Disclosures Initiated (Companies) 45
Voluntary Disclosures Resolved (Companies) 29
   
EPA Compliance Assistance
Entities Provided with EPA Compliance Assistance (4) 23,960

Sources for Data displayed in this document: Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Information System (CERCLIS), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information (RCRAInfo), Air Facility System (AFS), and Permit Compliance System (PCS) October 13, 2009

Footnotes:

  1. Projected reductions to be achieved during the one year period after all actions required to attain full compliance have been completed.
  2. In FY 2008, for the first time, OECA initiated a new Environmental Benefits outcome reporting category to count pounds of "Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized or Properly Disposed Of " from enforcement cases. OECA has determined that none of the previously established outcome categories are appropriate for counting the environmental benefits obtained from EPA’s hazardous waste cases. For FY 2008, this new pilot category includes only results from RCRA cases, but, in the future, similar results obtained from enforcement actions under other statutes, particularly CERCLA, may also be included.
  3. This measure generated by a recommendation from the General Accounting Office, requires that EPA now report on penalties assessed in judicial enforcement cases that are awarded to a state/co-plaintiff.
  4. EPA provides assistance using a variety of tools including workshops, facility visits, posting web-based information, responding to specific calls about regulations, etc.

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Federal Data Presented State-by-state

EPA works in partnership with states in targeting federal enforcement where it produces the most environmental benefit. The data below shows EPA's activities and achievements.

Caveat - A single enforcement case that addresses facilities located in more than one state will be counted in the total for each state with a facility. The results achieved from this enforcement action will also be counted in each state with a facility.

Region 7, Iowa

Civil Enforcement
Estimated Environmental Benefits – Commitments to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment:
    Direct Environmental Benefits  
  • Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
5,457,755
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
124,947
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
225,026
Investments in Actions & Equipment to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment (Injunctive Relief) $58,636,832
Investments in Projects that Benefit the Environment & Public Health (Supplemental Environmental Projects) $42,831
Civil Penalties Assesssed $343,834
Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 1
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 34
Administrative Compliance Orders 11

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Region 7, Kansas

Civil Enforcement
Estimated Environmental Benefits – Commitments to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment:
    Direct Environmental Benefits  
  • Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
13,614,448
  • Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized or Properly Disposed Of (Pounds) (1)  (2)
4,526
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
2,226
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
266,667
Investments in Actions & Equipment to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment (Injunctive Relief) $86,961,894
Investments in Projects that Benefit the Environment & Public Health (Supplemental Environmental Projects) $1,464,860
Civil Penalties Assesssed $4,933,807
Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 3
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 46
Administrative Compliance Orders 12

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Region 7, Missouri

Civil Enforcement
Estimated Environmental Benefits – Commitments to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment:
    Direct Environmental Benefits  
  • Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
5,760,451
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
4,541,465
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
54,000
Investments in Actions & Equipment to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment (Injunctive Relief) $89,129,677
Investments in Projects that Benefit the Environment & Public Health (Supplemental Environmental Projects) $619,946
Civil Penalties Assesssed $737,954
Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 5
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 45
Administrative Compliance Orders 27

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Region 7, Nebraska

Civil Enforcement
Estimated Environmental Benefits – Commitments to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment:
    Direct Environmental Benefits  
  • Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
5,070,078
Investments in Actions & Equipment to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment (Injunctive Relief) $65,804,813
Investments in Projects that Benefit the Environment & Public Health (Supplemental Environmental Projects) $86,722
Civil Penalties Assesssed $4,073,830
Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 5
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 18
Administrative Compliance Orders 18

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Sources for Data displayed for Federal Data Presented State-by-State: Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS)

Footnotes:

  1. Projected reductions to be achieved during the one year period after all actions required to attain full compliance have been completed.
  2. In FY 2008, for the first time, OECA initiated a new Environmental Benefits outcome reporting category to count pounds of "Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized or Properly Disposed Of" from enforcement cases. OECA has determined that none of the previously established outcome categories are appropriate for counting the environmental benefits obtained from EPA's hazardous waste cases. For FY 2008, this new pilot category includes only results from RCRA cases, but, in the future, similar results obtained from enforcement actions under other statutes, particularly CERCLA, may also be included.

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