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Compliance and Enforcement Annual Results 2011 Fiscal Year

End of Year Data and Trends

The following is a list of key results of compliance and enforcement activities.

Civil Enforcement Results
Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds)  1
1,800,000,000
Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized, or Properly Disposed of (Pounds)
3,600,000,000
Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (CubicYds)
33,000,000
Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yds)
900,000,000
Stream Miles Protected or Restored (Linear Feet)
62,000
Wetlands Protected or Restored (Acres)
2,900
People Protected by Safe Drinking Water Act Enforcement (# of People)
350,000
Hazardous Waste Prevented from Release (Cubic Yards)
24,000
Liquid in Underground Storage Tanks Prevented from Release (Gallons)
10,000,000
People Notified of Potential Drinking Water Problems
(# of People)
670,000
Underground Injection Wells Prevented from Leaking (# of Wells)
1,000
Lead-Based Paint Contamination Prevented (# of Housing Units, Schools, Buildings)
7,600
Volume of Oil Spills Prevented (in Gallons)
64,000,000
Pesticides or Pesticide Products Prevented from Distribution, Sale or Use due to Mislabeling or Improper Registration (Pounds)
2,900,000
Civil Enforcement Monetary Commitments
Estimated Value of Complying Actions to be Taken in Response to EPA's Concluded Enforcement Actions  (Injunctive Relief)
$19,000,000,000
Estimated Investments in Projects that Benefit the Environment & Public Health (Supplemental Environmental Projects)
$25,000,000
Administrative Penalties Assessed
$47,880,973
Judicial Penalties Assessed
$104,390,628
State/Local Judicial Penalties Assessed From Joint Federal-State/Local Enforcement Actions
$16,003,461
Stipulated Penalties Paid
$6,000,000
Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to Department of Justice (DOJ)
199
Supplemental Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to DOJ
33
Civil Judicial Complaints Filed with Court
148
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions
182
Administrative Penalty Order Complaints
1,760
Final Administrative Penalty Orders
1,735
Administrative Compliance Orders
1,324
Cases with Supplemental Environmental Projects
103
Inspections/Evaluations
19,000
Civil Investigations
177
Compliance Assistance Center User Sessions
3,500,000
Superfund Cleanup Enforcement
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Clean up Superfund Sites                                                    
$3,000,000,000
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Pay for Government Oversight of Superfund Cleanups
$74,000,000
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Reimburse the Government for Money Spent Cleaning up Superfund Sites
$300,000,000
Criminal Enforcement Program
Environmental Crime Cases Opened
371
Defendants Charged
249
Years of Incarceration
89.5
Fines and Restitution
$35,000,000
Value of Court Ordered Environmental Projects
$2,000,000

Where necessary to reflect EPA's understanding of the precision of the data, numbers in this document and elsewhere on this Web site have been rounded to two or three significant digits.

The primary source for the data displayed in this document is the EPA Regions’ certified FY 2011 end of year workbooks as of November 22, 2011. The official databases of record are: Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS), Criminal Case Reporting System, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Information System (CERCLIS), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information (RCRAInfo), Air Facility System (AFS), and Permit Compliance System (PCS).


Footnotes:

  1. Projected reductions to be achieved during the one year period after all actions required to attain full compliance have been completed. (return to text)

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