Enforcement

Enforcement Annual Results in EPA Regions for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013

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) 1 149,325,193
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 16,311,921
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 69,515
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 95
  Case conclusions 99


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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 eiminated (pounds) 1 52,056,585
  Estimated hazardous waste treated, minimized, or properly disposed of (pounds) 1 131,306,518
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 4,648
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 11,435,191
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 331
  Case conclusions 330


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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) 1 416,933,956
  Estimated hazardous waste treated, minimized, or properly disposed of (pounds) 1 2,143,269
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 4,940,561
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 851,913
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 184
  Case conclusions 182


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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 32,506,158
  Estimated hazardous waste treated, minimized, or properly disposed of (pounds) 1 10,396,450
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 13,500,053
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 3,122,005
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 420
  Case conclusions 416


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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) 1 408,440,176
  Estimated hazardous waste treated, minimized, or properly disposed of (pounds) 1 19,000
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 590,402
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 4,481,803
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 298
  Case conclusions 310


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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) 1 117,155,005
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 61,289
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 439
  Case conclusions 443


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EPA Region 7

Serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Accomplishments:

Civil Cases
  Estimated pollution reduced, treated or eliminated (pounds) 1 57,629,235
  Estimated hazardous waste treated, minimized, or properly disposed of (pounds) 1 1,622,172
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 100,000
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 128,101
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 180
  Case conclusions 202


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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 9,238,919
  Estimated hazardous waste treated, minimized, or properly disposed of (pounds) 590,000
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 40,789
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 7,002,000
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 152
  Case conclusions 161


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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) 1 107,411
  Estimated hazardous waste treated, minimized, or properly disposed of (pounds) 1 1,840,800
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 650,395,187
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 2,077,221
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 104
  Case conclusions 120


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EPA Region 10

Serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Accomplishments:

Civil Cases
  Estimated pollution reduced, treated or eliminated (pounds) 1 31,950,959
  Estimated contaminated water/aquifer to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 1,092
  Estimated contaminated soil/debris to be cleaned up (cubic yards) 45,802,549
Enforcement Activities
  Case initiations 174
  Case conclusions 177


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

Footnotes:

  1. Projected pollution reductions to be achieved during the one year period after all compliance actions have been completed. (return to text)