Enforcement Annual Results FY 2012 Accomplishments

Accomplishments

The following is a list of key results of compliance and enforcement activities.

Civil Enforcement Results
 
Concluded Cases
Pollution Reduced, Treated or Eliminated (Pounds) 1
22,728
Wetlands Protected or Restored (Acres) 1,500
People Protected by Safe Drinking Water Act Enforcement (# of People)
38,785,812
Hazardous Waste Prevented from Release (pounds)
155,892,581
Liquid in Underground Storage Tanks Prevented from Release (Gallons)
5,203,398
Underground Injection Wells Prevented from Leaking (# of Wells)
155
Toxic Substance Contamination Prevented (# of Housing Units, Schools, Buildings)
1,102
Volume of Oil Spills Prevented (in Gallons)
139,117,294

Toxic Chemicals and Pesticides Prevented from Misuse/Environmental Release (Pounds)

21,898,187
Civil Enforcement Monetary Commitments
 
Concluded Cases
Estimated Value of Complying Actions to be Taken in Response to EPA's Concluded Enforcement Actions (Injunctive Relief)
$9,135,543,769
Estimated Investments in Projects that Benefit the Environment and Public Health (Supplemental Environmental Projects)
$43,606,036
Administrative Penalties Assessed
$52,022,612
Judicial Penalties Assessed
$155,539,269
State/Local Judicial Penalties Assessed From Joint Federal-State/Local Enforcement Actions
$49,231,052
Stipulated Penalties Paid
$4,658,059
Cleanup Enforcement
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Clean up Superfund Sites
$657,000,000
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Pay for Government Oversight of Superfund Cleanups
$67,000,000
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Reimburse the Government for Money Spent Cleaning up Superfund Sites
$172,000,000
** See Cleanup Enforcement Program Accomplishments
Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to Department of Justice (DOJ)
179
Supplemental Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to DOJ
36
Civil Judicial Complaints Filed with Court
115
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions
144
Administrative Penalty Order Complaints
1,760
Final Administrative Penalty Orders
1,780
Administrative Compliance Orders
1,088
Cases with Supplemental Environmental Projects
124
Inspections/Evaluations
19,835
Criminal Enforcement Program
Environmental Crime Cases Opened
320
Defendants Charged
231
Years of Incarceration
79
Fines and Restitution
$44,000,000
Value of Court Ordered Environmental Projects
$14,000,000
** See Criminal Enforcement Major Case Highlights
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Program
** See NEPA Program Annual Results

Where necessary to reflect EPA's understanding of the precision of the data, numbers in this document and elsewhere on this Web site have been rounded to two or three significant digits.

The primary source for the data displayed in this document is the EPA Regions certified FY 2012 end of year workbooks as of December 5, 2012. The official databases of record are: Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS), Criminal Case Reporting System, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Information System (CERCLIS), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information (RCRAInfo), Air Facility System (AFS), and Permit Compliance System (PCS).

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