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The EPA made available new summary reports and data from 2004 through 2008 on EPA and state enforcement program performance with Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements. The reports include online graphs, trend information on enforcement and compliance in each state, and comparative reports. Data such as compliance monitoring activity, violations discovered, enforcement actions taken, and penalties assessed are available.
The EPA also updated the agency's Enforcement and Compliance Online (ECHO) website to allow users to view current information on facility compliance with water, air and hazardous waste requirements in relation to pollutant release data from EPA's Toxics Release Inventory and National Emissions Inventory databases.
In the agency's reviews of both EPA and state enforcement program performance, the agency said it identified several concerns with some programs, including uneven enforcement response, failure to identify high priority violators, and inadequate penalty assessment. The recommendations that the EPA made on how to address these concerns are now available through the ECHO website.
The website allows the public to find permit, compliance monitoring, violation, enforcement action, and penalty information over the past three years.