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Enforcement

Enforcement Annual Results in EPA Regions for Fiscal Year 2017

Accomplishments by EPA Region

EPA's regional offices work with state and tribal governments to ensure compliance with our nation's environmental laws. Our civil and criminal enforcement actions are focused on the most serious water, air and chemical hazards including those identified in EPA's national enforcement initiatives and advance environmental justice by protecting overburdened communities.

To see results of EPA's enforcement work in our regional areas, select your state from the list or map below to go to your state's EPA regional enforcement results.

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Map of the US, split into EPA regions Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee  Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakaota, Utah, Wyoming Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington


EPA Region 1

Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Accomplishments:

Civil Cases

  Estimated pollution reduced, treated or eliminated (pounds) 1 711,000
  Estimated hazardous waste treated, minimized, or properly disposed of (pounds) 1 7
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 3,816,000
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 890,000
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 88
  Case conclusions 92


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EPA Region 2

Serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Accomplishments:

Civil Cases
  Estimated pollution reduced, treated or eliminated (pounds) 1 109,635,000
  Estimated hazardous waste treated, minimized, or properly disposed of (pounds) 1 243,333,000
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 6,036,000
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 119,476,000
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 290
  Case conclusions 291


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EPA Region 3

Serving Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Accomplishments:

Civil Cases
  Estimated pollution reduced, treated or eliminated (pounds) 1 4,088,000
  Estimated hazardous waste treated, minimized, or properly disposed of (pounds) 1 134,000
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 886,000
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 85,701,000
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 171
  Case conclusions 180


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EPA Region 4

Serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee

Accomplishments:

Civil Cases
  Estimated pollution reduced, treated or eliminated (pounds) 1 16,740,000
  Estimated hazardous waste treated, minimized, or properly disposed of (pounds) 1 87,000
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 1,988,000
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 2,156,000
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 278
  Case conclusions 282


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EPA Region 5

Serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Accomplishments:

Civil Cases
  Estimated pollution reduced, treated or eliminated (pounds) 1 38,984,000
  Estimated hazardous waste treated, minimized, or properly disposed of (pounds) 1 1,312,000
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 1,542,000
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 4,026,000
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 254
  Case conclusions 256


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EPA Region 6

Serving Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

Accomplishments:

Civil Cases
  Estimated pollution reduced, treated or eliminated (pounds) 1 5,585,000
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 19,000
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 296
  Case conclusions 303


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EPA Region 7

Serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Accomplishments:

Civil Cases
  Estimated pollution reduced, treated or eliminated (pounds) 1 5,218,000
  Estimated hazardous waste treated, minimized, or properly disposed of (pounds) 1 679,000
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 60,000
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 164
  Case conclusions 164


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EPA Region 8

Serving Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

Accomplishments:

Civil Cases
  Estimated pollution reduced, treated or eliminated (pounds) 1 29,495,000
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 4,224,000
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 24
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 115
  Case conclusions 100


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EPA Region 9

Serving Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau.

Accomplishments:

Civil Cases
  Estimated pollution reduced, treated or Eliminated (pounds) 1 3,310,000
  Estimated hazardous waste treated, minimized, or properly disposed of (pounds) 1 23,000
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 2,000,000
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 200,121,000
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 89
  Case conclusions 90


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EPA Region 10

Serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Accomplishments:

Civil Cases
  Estimated pollution reduced, treated or eliminated (pounds) 1 993,000
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 4,000
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 65
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 156
  Case conclusions 152


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Sources for Data displayed in this document: Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Information System (CERCLIS).