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2009 Region 3 Compliance and Enforcement Annual Results

 

2009 Annual Results Topics

Civil Enforcement Highlights

Criminal Enforcement Highlights

Compliance Assistance Highlights

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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 2009.  Industries, government agencies and other regulated entities agreed to spend more than $98 million in pollution controls and environmental projects.

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Compliance and Enforcement Annual Results
Numbers at a Glance
Region 3

Civil Enforcement
Estimated Environmental Benefits – Commitments to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment:  
  Direct Environmental Benefits  
 
  • Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
19,175,094
 
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
12,653
 
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
23,600
 
  • Stream Miles Protected or Restored (Linear Feet)
6,122
 
  • Wetlands Protected or Restored (Acres)
83
 
  • People Protected by Safe Drinking Water Act Enforcement (# of People)
17.965
Investments in Actions & Equipment to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment (Injunctive Relief) $97,440,163
Investments in Projects that Benefit the Environment & Public Health (Supplemental Environmental Projects) $1,289,429
Civil Penalties Assessed  
  Administrative Penalties Assessed $3,893,134
  Judicial Penalties Assessed $5,312,938
  State/Local Judicial Penalties Assessed From Joint Federal-State/Local Enforcement Actions (2) $4,435,000
  Stipulated Penalties Paid $688,582
   
Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to Department of Justice (DOJ) 31
Supplemental Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to DOJ 8
Civil Judicial Complaints Filed with Court 24
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 21
Administrative Penalty Order Complaints 148
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 157
Administrative Compliance Orders 85
Cases with Supplemental Environmental Projects 9
   
EPA Compliance Monitoring Activities
Inspections/Evaluations 2,202
Civil Investigations 7
Number of Regulated Entities Taking Complying Actions during EPA Inspections/Evaluations 1,251
 
Superfund Cleanup Enforcement
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Clean up Superfund Sites $18,057,132
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Pay for Government Oversight of Superfund Cleanups $00
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Reimburse the Government for Money Spent Cleaning up Superfund Sites $14,522,702
   
Voluntary Disclosures
Commitments to Reduce, Treat or Eliminate Pollution as a Result of Voluntary Disclosures (pounds) 11,179,419
Voluntary Disclosures Initiated (Facilities) 142
Voluntary Disclosures Resolved (Facilities) 69
Voluntary Disclosures Initiated (Companies) 40
Voluntary Disclosures Resolved (Companies) 37
   
EPA Compliance Assistance
Entities Provided with EPA Compliance Assistance (3) 15,313

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. 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.
  3. 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.

 

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Region 3, Delaware

Civil Enforcement
Estimated Environmental Benefits – Commitments to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment:
    Direct Environmental Benefits  
  • Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
11,151,500
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
0
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
0
Investments in Actions & Equipment to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment (Injunctive Relief) $24,828,263.00
Investments in Projects that Benefit the Environment & Public Health (Supplemental Environmental Projects) $0
Civil Penalties Assesssed $548,442.00
Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 3
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 14
Administrative Compliance Orders 0

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Region 3, District of Columbia

Civil Enforcement
Estimated Environmental Benefits – Commitments to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment:
    Direct Environmental Benefits  
  • Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
48,601
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
875
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
0
Investments in Actions & Equipment to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment (Injunctive Relief) $329,243.00
Investments in Projects that Benefit the Environment & Public Health (Supplemental Environmental Projects) $107,608.00
Civil Penalties Assesssed $870,052.00
Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 0
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 28
Administrative Compliance Orders 2

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Region 3, Maryland

Civil Enforcement
Estimated Environmental Benefits – Commitments to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment:
    Direct Environmental Benefits  
  • Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
521,623
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
0
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
0
Investments in Actions & Equipment to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment (Injunctive Relief) $4,922,248.00
Investments in Projects that Benefit the Environment & Public Health (Supplemental Environmental Projects) $231,934.00
Civil Penalties Assesssed $560,701.00
Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 2
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 36
Administrative Compliance Orders 9

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Region 3, Pennsylvania

Civil Enforcement
Estimated Environmental Benefits – Commitments to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment:
    Direct Environmental Benefits  
  • Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
2,804,447
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
555
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
500
Investments in Actions & Equipment to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment (Injunctive Relief) $36,665,251.00
Investments in Projects that Benefit the Environment & Public Health (Supplemental Environmental Projects) $187,416.00
Civil Penalties Assesssed $1,218,152.00
Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 10
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 49
Administrative Compliance Orders 59

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Region 3, Virginia

Civil Enforcement
Estimated Environmental Benefits – Commitments to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment:
    Direct Environmental Benefits  
  • Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
13,144,683
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
8,742
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
23,000
Investments in Actions & Equipment to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment (Injunctive Relief) $43,330,476.00
Investments in Projects that Benefit the Environment & Public Health (Supplemental Environmental Projects) $125,848.00
Civil Penalties Assesssed $4,808,059.00
Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 5
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 21
Administrative Compliance Orders 5

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Region 3, West Virginia

Civil Enforcement
Estimated Environmental Benefits – Commitments to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment:
    Direct Environmental Benefits  
  • Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
4,610,649
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
2,480
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
0
Investments in Actions & Equipment to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment (Injunctive Relief) $15,902,179.00
Investments in Projects that Benefit the Environment & Public Health (Supplemental Environmental Projects) $744,231.00
Civil Penalties Assesssed $4,950,018.00
Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 3
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 10
Administrative Compliance Orders 11

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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.

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Federal Case Highlights

1. Under the RCRA (hazardous waste and underground storage tank) enforcement program we have taken action at:

2. Significant Region 3 water enforcement

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