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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

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

2008 Region 9 Compliance and Enforcement Annual Results

Federal Data Presented State-by-state

EPA works in partnership with states in targeting federal enforcement where it produces the most environmental benefit.

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Arizona

This year, 70 enforcement actions concluded by EPA involved violations at facilities located in Arizona.
EPA enforcement actions against companies with violations at Arizona facilities will result in a reduction of almost 18 million pounds of pollution and the clean up of over 1.0 million cubic yards of contaminated soil. The enforcement cases also mean that companies will be investing over $20.6 million at Arizona facilities for pollution control and environmental clean-up in order to comply with environmental regulations.

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)
17,993,089
     Hazardous Waste Reduced Treated or Properly Disposed Of (Pounds) (1)  (2)
0
     Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
1,004,000
     Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
0
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief)
$20,602,267
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs)
$17,000
Civil Penalties Assessed
$998,540
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions
8
Final Administrative Penalty Orders
48
Administrative Compliance Orders
14

 

California

This year, 209 enforcement actions concluded by EPA involved violations at facilities located in California.

EPA enforcement actions against companies with violations at California facilities will result in a reduction of over 83.5 million pounds of pollution and the clean up of over 100 million cubic yards of contaminated soil and water. The enforcement cases also mean that companies will be investing well over $1.7 billion at California facilities for pollution control and environmental clean-up in order to comply with environmental regulations.

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)
83,539,532
     Hazardous Waste Reduced Treated or Properly Disposed Of (Pounds) (1)  (2)
0
     Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
8,439,514
     Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
91,898,835
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief)
$1,728,277,174
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs)
$101,364
Civil Penalties Assessed
$6,810,719.00
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions
22
Final Administrative Penalty Orders
118
Administrative Compliance Orders
69

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Hawaii

This year, 10 enforcement actions concluded by EPA involved violations at facilities located in Hawaii.
EPA enforcement actions against companies with violations at Hawaii facilities will result in a reduction of over 2.6 million pounds of pollution and the clean up of 1000 cubic yards of contaminated soil. The enforcement cases also mean that companies will be investing over $300.9 million at Hawaii facilities for pollution control and environmental clean-up in order to comply with environmental regulations.

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)
2,655,061
     Hazardous Waste Reduced Treated or Properly Disposed Of (Pounds) (1)  (2)
0
     Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
1,000
     Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
0
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief)
$300,954,044
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs)
$184,000
Civil Penalties Assessed
$499,838
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions
2
Final Administrative Penalty Orders
6
Administrative Compliance Orders
2

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Nevada

This year, 14 enforcement actions concluded by EPA involved violations at facilities located in Nevada.
EPA enforcement actions against companies with violations at Nevada facilities will result in a reduction of over 7.9 million pounds of pollution, the clean up of 49.6 million cubic yards of contaminated soil, and over 16.6 million pounds of hazardous waste reduced, treated, or properly disposed of. The enforcement cases also mean that companies will be investing over $40.6 million at Nevada facilities for pollution control and environmental clean-up in order to comply with environmental regulations.

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)
7,926,029
     Hazardous Waste Reduced Treated or Properly Disposed Of (Pounds) (1)  (2)
16,648,650
     Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
49,600,000
     Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
0
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief)
$40,694,832
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs)
0
Civil Penalties Assessed
$1,160,680.00
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions
6
Final Administrative Penalty Orders
4
Administrative Compliance Orders
4

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Pacific Islands

This year, 16 enforcement actions concluded by EPA involved violations at facilities located in the Pacific Islands.
EPA enforcement actions against companies with violations at facilities in the Pacific Islands will result in the clean up of over 171,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil. The enforcement cases also mean that companies will be investing $637,000 at facilities in the Pacific Islands for pollution control and environmental clean-up in order to comply with environmental regulations.

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 Reduced Treated or Properly Disposed Of (Pounds) (1)  (2)
0
     Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
171,296
     Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards)
0
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief)
$637,000
Investments in Environmentally Beneficial Projects (SEPs)
0
Civil Penalties Assessed
$166,352
Counts of EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Civil Judicial Conclusions
1
Final Administrative Penalty Orders
12
Administrative Compliance Orders
3

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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