Enforcement

Enforcement Annual Results FY 2012 Analysis and Trends

Analysis and Trends

These charts show key fiscal year 2012 compliance and enforcement results compared to other years.

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Individual results charts are presented below.

EPA Environmental Results

Estimated Environmental Benefits-Commitments to Reduce, Treat or Eliminate Pollution
Estimated Value of Investments in Pollution Controls
Civil Penalities and Criminal Fines Assessed
Administrative and Civil Judicial Penalities Assessed (with statutory breakout), 2008 - 2012
Supplemental Environmental Projects, 2008 - 2012
Estimated Environmental Benefits Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized or Properly Disposed Of
Estimated Environmental Benefits Volume of Contaminated Soil and Water to be Cleaned Up
EPA Civil Enforcement Case Initiations and Conclusions

EPA Civil Enforcement Program

Inspections/Evaluations (by statute) 2008 - 2012
Superfund Results

EPA Criminal Enforcement Program

Number of Investigations Opened, Defendants Charged and Sentences
Value of Fines and Restitution and Value of Court Ordered Environmental Projects

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Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Results

Measure Number GPRA External Performance Measure FY 12 Target FY 12 Actual
409 Number of federal inspections and evaluations
19,000
20,000
410 Number of civil judicial and administrative enforcement cases initiated
3,300
3,027
411 Number of civil judicial and administrative enforcement cases concluded
3,200
3,012
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%
45%
420 Percentage of criminal cases with charges filed
40%
44%
419 Percentage of criminal cases with individual defendants
75%
70%
421 Percentage of conviction rate for criminal defendants
85%
95%
400 * Millions of pounds of air pollutants reduced, treated, or eliminated through concluded enforcement actions
480 M lbs
250 M
402 * Millions of pounds of water pollutants reduced, treated, or eliminated through concluded enforcement actions
320 M lbs
500 M
404 * Millions of pounds of toxic and pesticide pollutants reduced, treated, or eliminated through concluded enforcement actions
3.8 M lbs
1,400 M
405 Millions of pounds of hazardous waste pollutants reduced, treated, or eliminated through concluded enforcement actions
6,500 M lbs
4,400 M
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.
417 M
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 $200,000.
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.

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