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2008 Region 7 Compliance and Enforcement Annual Results

Compliance and Enforcement Annual Results
Numbers at a Glance
Region 7

Results Obtained from EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Estimated Environmental Benefit Commitments:  
  Direct Environmental Benefits  
 
  • Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) (1)
31,821,209
 
  • Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized or Properly Disposed Of (Pounds) (1)  (2)
150,837
 
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
1,606,644
 
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
50,486,017
 
  • Stream Miles Protected (Linear Feet)
1,513
 
  • Wetlands Protected (Acres)
174
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $69,179,764
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs) $825,136
Civil Penalties Assessed  
  Administrative Penalties Assessed $2,014,620
  Judicial Penalties Assessed $5,528,073
  Stipulated Penalties Assessed $18,723
   
EPA Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to Department of Justice (DOJ) 23
Supplemental Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to DOJ 4
Civil Judicial Complaints Filed with Court 8
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 16
Administrative Penalty Order Complaints 141
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 149
Administrative Compliance Orders 69
Cases with SEPs 27
   
EPA Compliance Monitoring Activities
Inspections/Evaluations 965
Civil Investigations 12
Number of Regulated Entities Taking Complying Actions during EPA Inspections/Evaluations 73
Number of Regulated Entities Receiving Assistance during EPA Inspections/Evaluations 577
 
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) $37,564,000
Private Party Commitments for Cost Recovery $29,856,545
% 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) 175,180
Voluntary Disclosures Initiated (Facilities) 31
Voluntary Disclosures Resolved (Facilities) 31
Voluntary Disclosures Initiated (Companies) 26
Voluntary Disclosures Resolved (Companies) 28
Notice of Determination (NODs) 28
   
EPA Compliance Assistance
Total Entities Reached by Compliance Assistance 9,958

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 7, Iowa

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)
8,304,581
  • Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized or Properly Disposed Of (Pounds) (1)  (2)
21,035
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
644
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
8,417
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $27,246,022
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs) $46,675
Civil Penalties Assesssed $5,891,529
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions 2
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 36
Administrative Compliance Orders 18

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Region 7, Kansas

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)
10,316,930
  • Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized or Properly Disposed Of (Pounds) (1)  (2)
3,003
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
916,000
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $11,859,932
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs) $294,772
Civil Penalties Assesssed $5,651,376
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions 3
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 41
Administrative Compliance Orders 11

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Region 7, Missouri

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)
18,625,191
  • Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized or Properly Disposed Of (Pounds) (1)  (2)
110,274
  • Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
1,606,000
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $36,237,001
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs) $275,015
Civil Penalties Assesssed $997,971
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions 10
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 53
Administrative Compliance Orders 34

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Region 7, Nebraska

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)
4,535,453
  • Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized or Properly Disposed Of (Pounds) (1)  (2)
3,525
  • Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
49,561,600
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $7,777,394
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs) $208,674
Civil Penalties Assesssed $5,381,967
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions 4
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 18
Administrative Compliance Orders 7

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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