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:
- Environmental problems that are national in scope
- Areas where there is longstanding, widespread, and significant non-compliance with serious environmental and/or public health impacts
- 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.
- Reducing Air Pollution from the Largest Sources
- Cutting Hazardous Air Pollutants (Expanded initiative for FY17-19)
- Reducing Risks of Accidental Releases at Industrial and Chemical Facilities (New initiative for FY17-19)
- Reducing Hazardous Air Emissions from Hazardous Waste Facilities (New initiative for FY17-19)