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2007 Region 3 Compliance and Enforcement Annual Results

FY2007 Annual Results Topics

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EPA's Mid-Atlantic enforcement program achieved very good results to protect the region's air, water, and land in fiscal year 2007.  Industries, government agencies and other regulated entities agreed to spend $402.8 million in pollution controls and environmental projects. "EPA believes in firm and fair enforcement, and our results bear that out,"said Granta Y. Nakayama, assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. "The EPA cop is on the beat."

 

"Communities in the mid-Atlantic states will benefit from substantial cuts in pollution and from improvements in the way pollution is managed by these companies and industrial facilities that are now complying with the law. The millions of dollars these companies will have to spend as a result of our environmental policing will also produce health benefits for the public." Regional Administrator Donald S. Welsh

State-by-State achievements in pollution controls and environmental projects include:

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It is important to note that these enforcement results are of EPA activities and achievements, and not state activities or achievements.

Some EPA enforcement cases addressed violations at multiple facilities. In some instances, the facilities addressed were not all located in the same state. Where this is the case, the action and its results are counted in each state where a facility is located, which may lead to aggregate state counts and results that are higher than the total activity and results counts for the region.

Compliance and Enforcement Annual Results
Numbers at a Glance
Region 3

 

Results Obtained from EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Direct Estimated Environmental Benefits  
  Pollutants Reduced (Pounds) 87,280,560
  Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards) 1,241,593
  Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards) 8,351,594
  Stream Miles (Linear Feet) 62
  Wetlands Protected (Acres) 37
  People Protected by Safe Drinking Water Act Enforcement 49,323
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $401,684,276
Investments in Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) $1,140,069
Civil Penalties  
  Administrative Penalties $3,529,580
  Judicial Penalties $497,560
  Stipulated Penalties 0
   
EPA Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to Department of Justice (DOJ) 32
Supplemental Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to DOJ 4
Civil Judicial Complaints Filed with Court 9
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 12
Administrative Penalty Order Complaints 157
Final Administrative Penalty Order Settlements 166
Administrative Compliance Orders 89
Cases with SEPs 8
   
EPA Compliance Monitoring Activities
Inspections/Evaluations 3461
Civil Investigations 5
Number of Regulated Entities Taking Complying Actions during EPA Inspections/Evaluations 116
Number of Regulated Entities Receiving Assistance during EPA Inspections/Evaluations 2845
 
EPA Superfund Cleanup Enforcement
Remedial Action (RA) Starts where Settlement Reached or Enforcement Action Taken by the time of the RA Start (during the FY) at Non-Federal Superfund Sites that have Known Viable, Liable Parties (%) 100%
Private Party Commitments for Site Study and Cleanup (incl cashouts) $85,344,401
Private Party Commitments for Oversight $3,947,988
Cost Recovery Statute of Limitation Cases Addressed with Total Past Costs Greater than or Equal to $200,000 (%) 100%
   
EPA Voluntary Disclosure Program
Pollutants Reduced as a Result of Audits or Other Actions (Pounds) 813,509
Facilities Initiated 37
Companies Initiated 34
Notices of Determination (NODs) 35
Facilities Resolved 82
Companies Resolved 39
   
EPA Compliance Assistance
Total Entities Reached by Compliance Assistance 2290
   
Sources for Data displayed in this document:  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) October 13, 2007.

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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.

Region 3, Delaware

Results Obtained from EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Direct Environmental Benefits  
  • Pollutants Reduced (Pounds)
368,318
  • Contaminated Soil Cleaned (Cubic Yards)
150,000
  • Contaminated Water Cleaned (Cubic Yards)
0
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $527,375
Investments in Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) 0
Civil Penalties $126,750
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions 0
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 5
Administrative Compliance Orders 8

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Region 3, District of Columbia

Results Obtained from EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Direct Environmental Benefits  
  • Pollutants Reduced (Pounds)
24,152
  • Contaminated Soil Cleaned (Cubic Yards)
0
  • Contaminated Water Cleaned (Cubic Yards)
0
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $215,209
Investments in Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) 0
Civil Penalties $176,384
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions 0
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 17
Administrative Compliance Orders 0

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Region 3, Maryland

Results Obtained from EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Direct Environmental Benefits  
  • Pollutants Reduced (Pounds)
58,252,503
  • Contaminated Soil Cleaned (Cubic Yards)
182,073
  • Contaminated Water Cleaned (Cubic Yards)
5,100,268
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $86,830,702
Investments in Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) $970,000
Civil Penalties $685,135
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions 4
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 28
Administrative Compliance Orders 8

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Region 3, Pennsylvania

Results Obtained from EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Direct Environmental Benefits  
  • Pollutants Reduced (Pounds)
27,392,900
  • Contaminated Soil Cleaned (Cubic Yards)
781,187
  • Contaminated Water Cleaned (Cubic Yards)
3,189,292
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $25,151,754
Investments in Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) $30,796
Civil Penalties $2,013,161
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions 9
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 76
Administrative Compliance Orders 44

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Region 3, Virginia

Results Obtained from EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Direct Environmental Benefits  
  • Pollutants Reduced (Pounds)
58,644,145
  • Contaminated Soil Cleaned (Cubic Yards)
2113
  • Contaminated Water Cleaned (Cubic Yards)
62,182
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $141,212,091
Investments in Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) $117,724
Civil Penalties $359,936
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions 2
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 25
Administrative Compliance Orders 23

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Region 3, West Virginia

Results Obtained from EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Direct Environmental Benefits  
  • Pollutants Reduced (Pounds)
5,459,231
  • Contaminated Soil Cleaned (Cubic Yards)
126,220
  • Contaminated Water Cleaned (Cubic Yards)
0
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $3,740,097
Investments in Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) $21,459
Civil Penalties $188,214
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions 0
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 16
Administrative Compliance Orders 11

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Federal Case Highlights Presented State-by-state

Environmental Policing Nets Gains for Delaware EPA concluded enforcement cases in fiscal year 2007 that will produce $527,375 in pollution controls and environmental projects protecting Delaware's air, water, and land.  The cases include $126,750 in penalties that polluters will have to pay for violating federal environmental laws. EPA's calculations of environmental benefits from its cases in Delaware include the reduction of more than 368,318 pounds of chemical releases, and the cleanup of properties with contaminated soil amounting to enough soil to fill 23 football fields with three feet of dirt. Press Release

Environmental Policing Nets Gains for District of Columbia EPA concluded enforcement cases in fiscal year 2007 that will produce $215,209 in pollution controls and environmental projects protecting the District of Columbia's air, water, and land.  The cases include $176,384 in penalties that polluters will have to pay for violating federal environmental laws. EPA's calculations of environmental benefits from its cases in the District of Columbia include the reduction of nearly 24,152 pounds of pollutants. Press Release

Environmental Policing Nets Gains for Maryland Worth $86 Million EPA concluded enforcement cases in fiscal year 2007 that will produce $86.8 Million in pollution controls and environmental projects protecting Maryland's air, water, and land.  The cases include $685,135 in penalties that polluters will have to pay for violating federal environmental laws. EPA's calculations of environmental benefits from its cases in Maryland include the reduction of more than 58 million pounds of chemical releases, and the cleanup of properties with contaminated soil amounting to enough soil to fill 28 football fields with three feet of dirt. Press Release

Environmental Policing Nets Gains for Pennsylvania Worth $25 Million EPA concluded enforcement cases in fiscal year 2007 that will produce $25 million in pollution controls and environmental projects protecting Pennsylvania's air, water, and land.  In addition, polluters will pay another $2 million in penalties for violating federal environmental laws. EPA's calculations of environmental benefits from its cases in Pennsylvania include the reduction of nearly 27.5 million pounds of chemical releases, the cleanup of contamination in waterways equivalent to 976 Olympic-size swimming pools, and the cleanup of properties with contaminated soil amounting to enough soil to fill 122 football fields with three feet of dirt. Press Release

Environmental Policing Nets Gains for Virginia EPA concluded enforcement cases in fiscal year 2007 that will produce more than $141 million in pollution controls and environmental projects protecting air, water, and land in Virginia.  EPA's calculation of environmental benefits from its cases in Virginia includes reductions of 58.6 million pounds of chemicals released into the environment.  Benefits also include removing contamination in waterways and cleaning up contaminated soil at hazardous waste properties across the state.   Press Release

Environmental Policing Nets Gains for West Virginia Worth $3.7 Million EPA concluded enforcement cases in fiscal year 2007 that will produce $3,740,097 in pollution controls and environmental projects protecting the West Virginia's air, water, and land.  The cases include $188,214 in penalties that polluters will have to pay for violating federal environmental laws. EPA's calculations of environmental benefits from its cases in the West Virginia include the reduction of more than 5.4 million pounds of chemical releases, and the cleanup of properties with contaminated soil amounting to enough soil to fill 19 football fields.  Press Release

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