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Compliance and Enforcement Annual Results FY2008:
Important Environmental Problems/National Priorities:
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FY2008 Annual Results Topics
Annual Results for
National Enforcement Priorities

Problem: 

Pollution of the air, water and land in Indian country and in other tribal areas poses significant threats to the health and environment of members of the 563 federally-recognized Indian tribes.  Pollution seriously damages ecosystems and tribal members face increased risk from pollution because of subsistence hunting, fishing, religious, cultural purposes. EPA’s FY 2008-2010 national priority for federally recognized Indian tribes is to address problems associated with drinking water, solid waste, and environmental risks in tribal schools through capacity building and compliance monitoring.

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Key Results:

FY 2007 - 2008 Annual Results
Fiscal Year Estimated Investments in Pollution Control
($)*
Civil Penalties
($) **
FY 2007 $ 0.4 Million $ 0.1 Million
FY 2008 $49 Million <$ 0.01 Million

* Estimated Investments in Pollution Control is an estimate of the defendant’s cost to comply with consent decrees through the installation of appropriate pollutant controls.  The value for FY 2007 is adjusted for inflation using the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics calculator.
** Civil Penalties are penalties assessed, not collected.  The value for FY 2007 is also adjusted for inflation.

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