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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

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

2010 Region 9 Compliance and Enforcement Annual Results

Numbers at a Glance

Civil Enforcement
Estimated Env. Benefits – Commitments to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Environment
Direct Environmental Benefits
      Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated from soil and water (Pounds) 2,861,368
      Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards) 3,396,682
      Contaminated Water/Aquifers to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards) 8,464,321
      Stream banks protected (Linear feet) 400
      Wetlands Protected or Restored (Acres) 1
      People Protected by Safe Drinking Water Act Enforcement (# of People) 3,037
Investments in Actions & Equipment to Reduce Pollution & Protect the Env. (Injunctive Relief) $243,610,518
Investments in Projects that Benefit the Env. & Public (SEPs) $670,901
Civil Penalties Assessed
      Administrative Penalties Assessed $4,569,542
      Judicial Penalties Assessed $5,121,843
      State/Local Judicial Penalties from Joint Enforcement $100,000
      Stipulated Penalties Paid $210,000
Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to Department of Justice (DOJ) 13
Supplemental Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to DOJ 5
Civil Judicial Complaints Filed with Court 11
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 10
Administrative Penalty Order Complaints 155
Final Administrative Penalty Order Settlements 156
Administrative Compliance Orders 52
Cases with SEPs 6
EPA Compliance Monitoring Activities
Inspections/Evaluations 1,081
Civil Investigations 28
Number of Regulated Entities Taking Complying Actions during EPA Inspections/Evaluations 84
Superfund Cleanup Enforcement
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Clean up Superfund Sites $29,698,214
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Pay for Gov. Oversight $14,317,407
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Reimburse the Gov. $50,930,005
Voluntary Disclosures
Commitments to Reduce, Treat or Eliminate Pollution as a Result of V.D. (Pounds) 0
Voluntary Disclosures Initiated (Facilities) 24
Voluntary Disclosures Resolved (Facilities) 28
Voluntary Disclosures Initiated (Companies) 22
Voluntary Disclosures Resolved (Companies) 22
EPA Compliance Assistance
Total Entities Reached by Compliance Assistance 34,791
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