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Recent Enforcement News Releases

04/17/2014 Corporate-wide Settlement with Lowe’s Protects Public from Lead Pollution During Home Renovations
04/03/2014 United States Announces $5.15 Billion Settlement of Litigation Against Subsidiaries of Anadarko Petroleum Corp., to Remedy Fraudulent Conveyance Designed to Evade Environmental Liabilities
03/12/2014 EPA Files Complaint Against Zep, Inc., in Atlanta, GA, for Alleged Violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
03/05/2014 Coal Companies and Subsidiaries to Spend Estimated $200 Million on Treatment and System-wide Upgrades to Reduce Water Pollution
02/07/2014 Annual EPA Enforcement Results Highlight Focus on Major Environmental Violations
01/17/2014 Oil Well Operators in Hart County, KY, Sentenced for Violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act
09/20/2013 EPA, Air Force, Florida sign Cleanup Agreement for Tyndall Air Force Base
09/20/2013 EPA Announces the start of Sampling Activities at the CTS of Ashville, Inc. Superfund Site in Ashville, North Carolina
09/20/2013 EPA Superfund Removal Action to Begin at the PandW Waste Oil Site in Brunswick County, North Carolina
09/10/2013 Columbia, S.C., Agrees to Major Sewer System Upgrades
08/27/2013 Family Dollar, Inc., Pays $602,438 Penalty for Distribution of Misbranded Pesticides
08/21/2013 United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky Reach Agreement with AK Steel Corporation to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations
08/01/2013 City of Asheville, Land-of-Sky and Federal Partners Mark 4th Anniversary of Partnership for Sustainable Communities/Partnership has invested and leveraged $5.83 million in Asheville-area projects
07/17/2013 Florida Man and His Corporation Sentenced for Wetlands Violations in Panama City
07/11/2013 Settlement with City of Wilmington, New Hanover County and Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will Reduce Sewer Overflows
06/28/2013 United States and Tennessee Reach Agreement with King Pharmaceuticals LLC to Resolve Allegations of Clean Air Act Violations
06/11/2013 EPA Orders a Stop Sale of Hampton Manufacturing, Inc’s “Antibacterial H-42 Clipper Cleaner”
06/06/2013 Miami-Dade Agrees to $1.6 Billion Upgrade of its Sewer System to Eliminate Sewage Overflows
06/05/2013 EPA Files Complaint Against Timmonsville, S.C. for Water Violations
03/26/2013 Federal Court Approves Settlement of Environmental Claims Against Weylchem US, Inc. Facilities in Elgin and Lugoff, South Carolina
01/16/2013 EPA News Release: Transocean Agrees to Plead Guilty to Environmental Crime and Enter Civil Settlement to Resolve U.S. Clean Water Act Penalty Claims from Deepwater Horizon Incident / Transocean to pay record $1 billion in civil penalties and $400 million in criminal fines
01/09/2013 EPA Enforcement in 2012 Protects Communities From Harmful Pollution
01/02/2013 Kentucky Utilities to Spend Millions in Settlement to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations in Environmental Justice Community
11/21/2012 U.S. and Mississippi Announce Clean Water Act Agreement with The City Of Jackson
07/17/2012 U.S. and Tennessee Announce Clean Water Act Agreement with the City of Chattanooga
05/31/2012 Atlanta Will Get More Time to Complete Sewer Upgrades/City, state and federal government reach proposed agreement to extend the deadline to 2027
04/03/2012 EPA Settles Lawsuit Against North Georgia Landowner for Violations of the Clean Water Act


For more compliance and enforcement news, view Region 4 News Releases.

Enforcement and Compliance Data

Enforcement and compliance data is entered into several national data systems to manage and assess performance of the Agency's enforcement and compliance assurance program. These systems support specific and multimedia environmental statutes.

Recent federal enforcement and compliance assurance data is available using these data systems. Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) and Envirofacts provide the easiest access for the public.

echo logo ECHO provides direct access to EPA and state compliance information of more than 800,000 regulated facilities nationwide, for facilities regulated under the Clean Air Act (CAA) stationary sources, Clean Water Act (CWA) facilities with direct discharge permits (under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System), and generators/handlers of hazardous waste regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The data in ECHO is updated monthly.
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