Compliance

In partnership with state governments, tribal governments and other federal agencies, EPA works to assure compliance with the nation's environmental laws to help protect public health and the environment.

Compliance

Popular Compliance and Enforcement Features

EPA's Compliance and Enforcement Process

Environmental problem is identified
 
Congress passes laws to address environmental problems.
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EPA issues regulations to implement the laws
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Compliance assistance helps the regulated community understand and comply with regulations.
Compliance Assistance
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Compliance Monitoring
Compliance monitoring assesses compliance through inspections and other activities.
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Enforcement actions are initiated when the regulated community does not comply, or cleanup is required.
Enforcement Actions
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Protection of public health and the environment.
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