Enforcement

Enforcement Annual Results Numbers at a Glance for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013

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) 1,300,000,000
Hazardous Waste Treated, Minimized, or Properly Disposed of (Pounds) 148,000,000
Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (CubicYds) 75,000,000
Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yds) 700,000,000
Stream Miles Restored or Created (Linear Feet) 46,591
Wetlands Restored or Created (Acres) 233
People Protected by Safe Drinking Water Act Enforcement (# of People) 1,000,000
Toxic Material Abated (# Housing Units, Schools, Buildings) 1,201
Volume (gallons) of Untreated Discharge Eliminated 2,000,000,000
Hazardous Waste Prevented from Release (Pounds) 261,000,000
Liquid in Underground Storage Tanks Prevented from Release (Gallons) 3,000,000
Underground Injection Wells Prevented from Leaking (# of Wells) 26
Toxic Substance Contamination Prevented (# of Housing Units, Schools, Buildings) 364
Volume of Oil Spills Prevented (in Gallons) 190,000,000
Toxic Chemicals and Pesticides Prevented from Misuse/Environmental Release (Pounds) 17,000,000
Stream Miles Preserved (Linear Feet) 17,293
Wetlands Preserved (Acres) 132
Civil Enforcement Monetary Commitments
  Concluded Cases
Estimated Value of Complying Actions to be Taken in Response to EPA's Concluded Enforcement Actions (Injunctive Relief) $7,300,000,000
Estimated Investments in Projects that Benefit the Environment and Public Health (Supplemental Environmental Projects) $22,000,000
Administrative Penalties Assessed $48,000,000
Judicial Penalties Assessed $1,100,000,000
State/Local Judicial Penalties Assessed From Joint Federal-State/Local Enforcement Actions $11,000,000
Stipulated Penalties Paid $11,000,000
Superfund Cleanup Enforcement
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Clean up Superfund Sites $1,243,000,000
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Pay for Government Oversight of Superfund Cleanups $93,000,000
Amount Committed by Liable Parties to Reimburse the Government for Money Spent Cleaning up Superfund Sites $292,000,000
** See Cleanup Enforcement Program Accomplishments
Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to Department of Justice (DOJ) 138
Supplemental Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to DOJ 25
Civil Judicial Complaints Filed with Court 137
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 176
Administrative Penalty Order Complaints 1,407
Final Administrative Penalty Orders 1,440
Administrative Compliance Orders 873
Cases with Supplemental Environmental Projects 110
Inspections/Evaluations 18,000
Civil Investigations 103
Criminal Enforcement Program
Environmental Crime Cases Opened 297
Defendants Charged 278
Years of Incarceration 161
Fines and Restitution $1,500,000,000
Value of Court Ordered Environmental Projects $3,000,000,000
** 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 2013 end of year workbooks as of December 7, 2013. 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).

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