Enforcement

Enforcement Annual Results Analysis and Trends for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013

Analysis and Trends

The links below show our progress in meeting performance targets and the trends in our enforcement results from fiscal year (FY) 2009 to 2013.

  • Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)
    Measure Number GPRA External Performance Measure FY 13 Target FY 13 Actual (rounded)
    409 Number of federal inspections and evaluations
    17,000
    18,000
    410 Number of civil judicial and administrative enforcement cases initiated
    3,200
    2,400
    411 Number of civil judicial and administrative enforcement cases concluded
    3,000
    2,500
    412 Percentage of open consent decrees reviewed for overall compliance status
    100%
    91%
    418 Percentage of criminal cases having the most significant health, environmental, and deterrence impacts
    43%
    44%
    420 Percentage of criminal cases with charges filed
    40%
    38%
    419 Percentage of criminal cases with individual defendants
    75%
    80%
    421 Percentage of conviction rate for criminal defendants
    85%
    94%
    400 * Millions of pounds of air pollutants reduced, treated, or eliminated through concluded enforcement actions
    450 M lbs
    610 M lbs
    402 * Millions of pounds of water pollutants reduced, treated, or eliminated through concluded enforcement actions
    320 M lbs
    660 M lbs
    404 * Millions of pounds of toxic and pesticide pollutants reduced, treated, or eliminated through concluded enforcement actions
    3.0 M lbs
    4.6 M lbs
    405 Millions of pounds of hazardous waste pollutants reduced, treated, or eliminated through concluded enforcement actions
    6,500 M lbs
    150 M lbs
    417 Millions of cubic yards of contaminated soil and groundwater media EPA has obtained commitments to clean up as a result of concluded CERCLA and RCRA corrective action enforcement actions.
    300 M cu. yds.
    750 M cu. yds.
    285 Percentage of Superfund sites having viable, liable responsible parties other than the federal government where EPA reaches a settlement or takes an enforcement action before starting a remedial action.
    99%
    100%
    078 Percentage of all Superfund statute of limitations cases addressed at sites with unaddressed total past costs equal to or greater than $500,000.
    100%
    100%

    * GPRA measures 400, 402, and 404 respectively quantify pollutant releases that are or will be reduced, treated or eliminated to air, water, and land as a result of EPA enforcement actions. Measure 404 includes reductions of pollutant releases to land (e.g., RCRA non-hazardous waste, oil, gasoline, or solvents), as well as reductions in distribution of illegal products, including pesticides and new and existing chemicals.

Civil Penalities and Criminal Fines and Restitution

Civil Enforcement Program

Environmental Results

Criminal Enforcement Program

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