- EPA's ECHO Reaches Five Million Searches Performed -- Providing Easy Access to Compliance and Enforcement Data
On June 12, 2008, EPA's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) Web site provided its five millionth search result, underscoring the popularity and usefulness of the site. read more
- On November 20, 2007, ECHO celebrated its fifth anniversary!
Since ECHO's launch, hundreds of thousands of citizens, government
officials, investors, and staff at regulated facilities and companies have asked more than
three million questions about the environmental records of the more than 800,000
facilities in ECHO. EPA is planning
web site demos and training sessions for the next several months, and
information will be posted on this page.
The History of ECHO:
- Complete Project History
Provides a complete ECHO project history, including documents relating to the public comment period.
- ECHO Public Comment Period Summary (pdf, 78KB)
ECHO was released in final in August 2003. ECHO's public comment period
closed on March 31, 2003, and EPA reviewed the comments it received. The
above link includes the EPA Public Comment Period Summary and Response
to Comment document dated August 19, 2003. This document provides
statistics on comment period site use, error notifications and error
responses. The document also summarizes public comments and provides
EPA's response to these comments.