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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Environmental Enforcement in 2006

Numbers at a Glance

Estimated Environmental Benefits of Enforcement Actions (Including Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs)) obtained or committed to:
  Pollutants Reduced (Pounds)
13,287,463
  Contaminated Soil Cleaned (Cubic Yards)
1,720,740
  Contaminated Water Cleaned (Cubic Yards)
329,527,412
  Stream Miles (Linear Feet)
15,788
  Wetlands Protected (Acres)
34
  People Protected by Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Enforcement
65,000
Value of Complying Actions
$464,089,159
Value of Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs)
$4,372,050
Cases with SEPs
13
Voluntary Disclosure Program
  Pollutants Reduced as a Result of Audits or Other Actions (Pounds)
0
  Facilities Initiated
19
  Companies Initiated
18
  Notices of Determination (NODs)
0
  Facilities Resolved
30
  Companies Resolved
27
Total Entities Reached by Compliance Assistance
4,782
EPA Administrative Compliance Orders (ACOs)
83
EPA Administrative Penalty Complaints (APCs)
185
EPA Civil Judicial Referrals
20
EPA Final Administrative Penalty Order (FAPO) Settlements
179
EPA Civil Judicial Conclusions
20
EPA Administrative Penalties
$2,166,417
EPA Judicial Penalties
5,651,611
EPA Stipulated Penalties
$296,050
Inspections/Evaluations
1,348
Civil Investigations
32
Number of Regulated Entities Taking Complying Actions during EPA Inspections/Evaluations
100
Number of Regulated Entities Receiving Assistance during EPA Inspections/Evaluations
737
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 Future Response Work (Including Cashouts) 1
$65.6M
  Private Party Commitments for Cost Recovery 1
$22.9M
  Cost Recovery Statute of Limitation Cases Addressed with Total Past Costs Greater Than or Equal to $200,000 (%)
100%

1 In FY 2006, the Office of Site Remediation Enforcement (OSRE) changed the reporting requirements for Consent Decrees (CD) to count only CDs that have been entered by the courts.  In previous years, OSRE gave credit at the referred to the Department of Justice, lodged with the court, or entered by the court stages.  The amounts for FY2006 include CDs that were counted in previous years (at the referral or lodged stages).


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), Permit Compliance System (PCS), Criminal Case Reporting System, and National Compliance Data Base System (NCDB), October 28, 2006.
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