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Enforcement

National Enforcement Initiatives

EPA’s National Enforcement Initiatives (NEIs) are a key mechanism for strategically prioritizing compliance and enforcement resources. The NEIs are considered every three years and are selected based on three primary criteria:

  1.  Environmental problems that are national in scope
  2.  Areas where there is longstanding, widespread, and significant non-compliance with serious environmental and/or public health impacts
  3.  Areas where federal enforcement efforts can make a difference

National Enforcement Initiatives are in addition to EPA’s core enforcement work, including protecting safe drinking water, reducing air pollution, and protecting safe and healthy land.

EPA has eight NEIs for the FY 2017-2019 cycle.

Air

Energy Extraction

Hazardous Chemicals

Water