EPA Enforcement Cases Search Help
The EPA Enforcement Cases Search queries cases entered into the Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS), which tracks formal federal administrative and judicial enforcement actions taken by the U.S. EPA. Only formal enforcement actions that are brought by EPA or in which EPA participates as a party are entered into ICIS. Federally reportable records of state and local enforcement actions are not included in ICIS.
Enforcement actions under the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Section 313, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), and Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA) are included.
|Selecting Your Criteria|
Users may specify values for one or more of the featured criteria. The
criteria are broken into several categories:
|Facility Geographic Location|
|Enforcement Case Identifiers|
Note: The results screen does not contain the name of the violating facility or defendants/respondents that may have been used as a selection criterion. Consequently, if a name was used as one of the criteria and the Facility or Defendant boxes were checked, that name may not appear in the Case Name results column. Users should assume that if the name specified is not contained as the Case Name that it is the facility name or a defendant. If a name is specified which contains two or more words (e.g., Tire and Rubber), ECHO results may contain any of the words. If the name contains only one word (e.g., Rubber), ECHO will search for an exact match.
EPA Case Number
|Enforcement Case Milestone Dates|
|Enforcement Case Outcomes/Settlements|
|Performing Your Search|
|ECHO will return a list of all cases which match the conditions the user specified. The length of this list is limited to a maximum of 1,000 cases. If your results exceeds this limit, you must constrain your search.
In the search results list, ECHO will present case number, case name, case type, primary law/section, date filed/issued, settlement date, federal penalty assessed, and SEP amount, when available.
To get more information on a specific case, click on the Case Report link. To get more information about a facility, click on the Facility Report link. Each Case Report and Detailed Facility Report provides a data dictionary link to additional documentation.
Important User Notes
1. This search does not include any information about enforcement actions taken by states. To view a complete list of all EPA and state actions taken, click the appropriate Facility Report link on the Search Results screen.
2. Cases concluded prior to Oct. 1, 2000, are excluded from this search.