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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

2007 Region 9 Compliance and Enforcement Annual Results

Numbers at a Glance

Results Obtained from EPA Civil Enforcement Actions
Direct Estimated Environmental Benefits
  Pollutants Reduced (Pounds) 12,592,570
  Contaminated Soil to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards) 66,590,888
  Contaminated Water to be Cleaned Up (Cubic Yards) 210,265,475
  Stream Miles (Linear Feet) 500
  Wetlands Protected (Acres) 28
  People Protected by Safe Drinking Water Act Enforcement 4,700
Investments in Pollution Control and Clean-up (Injunctive Relief) $618,206,895
Investments in Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) $10,845,120
Civil Penalties
  Administrative Penalties $2,961,836
  Judicial Penalties $5,444,426
  Stipulated Penalties $303,886
EPA Civil Enforcement and Compliance Activities
Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to Department of Justice (DOJ) 24
Supplemental Referrals of Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases to DOJ 3
Civil Judicial Complaints Filed with Court 17
Civil Judicial Enforcement Case Conclusions 25
Administrative Penalty Order Complaints 201
Final Administrative Penalty Order Settlements 190
Administrative Compliance Orders 61
Cases with SEPs 14
EPA Compliance Monitoring Activities
Inspections/Evaluations 1006
Civil Investigations 43
Number of Regulated Entities Taking Complying Actions during EPA Inspections/Evaluations 155
Number of Regulated Entities Receiving Assistance during EPA Inspections/Evaluations 728
EPA Superfund Cleanup Enforcement
Remedial Action (RA) Starts where Settlement Reached or Enforcement Action Taken by the time of the RA Start (during the FY) at Non-Federal Superfund Sites that have Known Viable, Liable Parties (%) 100%
Private Party Commitments for Site Study and Cleanup (incl cashouts) $145,784,740
Private Party Commitments for Cost Recovery $10,706,673
Cost Recovery Statute of Limitation Cases Addressed with Total Past Costs Greater than or Equal to $200,000 (%) 100%
EPA Voluntary Disclosure Program
Facilities Initiated 20
Companies Initiated 13
Facilities Resolved 15
Companies Resolved 15
EPA Compliance Assistance
Total Entities Reached by Compliance Assistance 1,233,423

1 In FY 2006, the Office of Site Remediation Enforcement (OSRE) changed the reporting requirements for Consent Decrees (CD) to count only CDs that have been entered by the courts.  In previous years, OSRE gave credit at the referred to the Department of Justice, lodged with the court, or entered by the court stages.  The amounts for FY2006 include CDs that were counted in previous years (at the referral or lodged stages).

Sources for Data displayed in this document:  Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Information System (CERCLIS), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information (RCRAInfo), Air Facility System (AFS), Permit Compliance System (PCS), Criminal Case Reporting System, and National Compliance Data Base System (NCDB), October 28, 2006.

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