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2008 Region 5 Compliance and Enforcement Annual Results

FY2008 Annual Results Topics

Compliance and Enforcement Annual Results
Numbers at a Glance
Region 5

Results Obtained from EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Estimated Environmental Benefit Commitments:

Direct Environmental Benefits

  • Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
963,015,208
  • Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized or Properly Disposed of (pounds) (1) (2)
193,770
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
23,149,195
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
90,980
  • Stream Miles Protected (Linear Feet)
0
  • Wetlands Protected (Acres)
85
  • People Protected by Safe Drinking Water Act Enforcement (# of People)
122,556
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $3,342,803,879
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs) $5,505,575
Civil Penalties Assessed
Administrative Penalties Assessed $4,415,938
Judicial Penalties Assessed $13,883,463
Stipulated Penalties Assessed $1,856.870
EPA Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to Department of Justice (DOJ) 42
Supplemental Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to DOJ 6
Civil Judicial Complaints Filed with Court 18
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 33
Administrative Penalty Order Complaints 163
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 149
Administrative Compliance Orders 111
Cases with SEPs 26
EPA Compliance Monitoring Activities
Inspections/Evaluations 2975
Civil Investigations 23
Number of Regulated Entities Taking Complying Actions during EPA Inspections/Evaluations 235
Number of Regulated Entities Receiving Assistance during EPA Inspections/Evaluations 1768
Inspections Conducted by Tribal Inspectors Using Federal Credentials (3) 0
EPA Superfund Cleanup Enforcement
% of non-Federal Superfund Sites with Viable, Liable Parties where an Enforcement Action was taken Prior to the Start of the Remedial Action 100%
Private Party Commitments for Site Study and Cleanup (including cash outs) $445,400,000
Private Party Commitments for Cost Recovery $34,900,000
% of Cost Recovery Cases Greater than or Equal to $200,000 that were Addressed before the Statute of Limitations Expired 100%
EPA Voluntary Disclosure Program
Estimated Pollution Reduction Commitments Obtained as a Result of Voluntary Disclosures (Pounds) 596
Voluntary Disclosures Initiated (Facilities) 77
Voluntary Disclosures Resolved (Facilities) 78
Voluntary Disclosures Initiated (Companies) 61
Voluntary Disclosures Resolved (Companies) 69
Notice of Determination (NODs) 57
EPA Compliance Assistance
Total Entities Reached by Compliance Assistance 34,534

Sources for Data displayed for Numbers at a Glance: 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 11, 2008.

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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 5, Illinois

Results Obtained from EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Direct Environmental Benefits (Including benefits from Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs)):
  • Estimated Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
8,255,138
  • Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized or Properly Disposed of (pounds) (1) (2)
155,540
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
5,564
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
50,000
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $22,031,829.00
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs) $1,188,875.00
Civil Penalties Assesssed $2,151,932.00
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions 11
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 54
Administrative Compliance Orders 25

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Region 5, Indiana

Results Obtained from EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Direct Environmental Benefits (Including benefits from Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs)):
  • Estimated Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
253,233,234
  • Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized or Properly Disposed of (pounds) (1) (2)
0
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
120,500
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
25,946
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $982,879,877.00
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs) $1,619,914.00
Civil Penalties Assesssed $4,895,363.00
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions 9
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 25
Administrative Compliance Orders 6

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Region 5, Michigan

Results Obtained from EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Direct Environmental Benefits (Including benefits from Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs)):
  • Estimated Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
68,456,977
  • Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized or Properly Disposed of (pounds) (1) (2)
1,250
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
15,067
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
0
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $12,910,373.00
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs) $385,881.00
Civil Penalties Assesssed $1,825,881.00
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions 15
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 27
Administrative Compliance Orders 14

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Region 5, Minnesota

Results Obtained from EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Direct Environmental Benefits (Including benefits from Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs)):
  • Estimated Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
3.354,778
  • Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized or Properly Disposed of (pounds) (1) (2)
3,480
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
0
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
0
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $1,835,372.00
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs)

$422,481.00

Civil Penalties Assesssed $407,821.00
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions 4
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 11
Administrative Compliance Orders 3

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Region 5, Ohio

Results Obtained from EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Direct Environmental Benefits (Including benefits from Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs)):
  • Estimated Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
630.800,902
  • Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized or Properly Disposed of (pounds) (1) (2)
33,500
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
15,808,064
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
15,034
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $1,927,391,528.00
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs) $1,871,495.00
Civil Penalties Assesssed $8,714,846.00
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions 11
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 16
Administrative Compliance Orders 49

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Region 5, Wisconsin

Results Obtained from EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Direct Environmental Benefits (Including benefits from Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs)):
  • Estimated Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
0
  • Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized or Properly Disposed of (pounds) (1) (2)
0
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
7,200,000
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
0
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $395,751,500.00
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs) $16,929.00
Civil Penalties Assesssed $167,913.00
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions 4
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 15
Administrative Compliance Orders 8

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

(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 is piloting 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) In FY 2008, for the first time, OECA is creating a separate reporting category to count the number of tribal inspections conducted by tribal inspections using federal credentials. Inspections conducted by tribal inspectors using federal credentials are done "on behalf" of the Agency, but are not an EPA activity.

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