ECHO Comments Archive
"Outstanding database for those of us who follow CAA enforcement"
"The site is very helpful. One suggestion would be to link
from the search results directly to the enforcement actions For
instance, when you indicate that enforcement action has been taken,
allow me to link out and obtain that specific data."
"...It is confusing to the public when you mix the terms significant'
noncompliance and even the term noncompliance' in this same
"This seems to be a very good and useful site. It's relatively
easy to navigate. I would, however, suggest that the data on each
facility could be presented in a clearer fashion. It is somewhat
difficult to determine if a violation has occurred and, more importantly,
what the violation was, how it's being corrected, what penalties
were imposed, etc."
"...I was made aware of the ECHO website through the "Environmental
Compliance Alert" newsletter (Feb. 14, 2003). It was very unsettling
to observe the ECHO results for the City of [xxx]. The only violator
listed was the [xxx], which has not had a effluent discharge violation
in over 3 years. I have reported the data error through the error
correction process. Also, some of the listed industries have left
[xxx] over three years ago. Another was incorrectly listed as being
a Water Treatment plant. As part of the source control program,
we are required to monitor National Pretreatment Standards for those
categorically regulated industries. I am aware of a number of violations
for some of the industries on the [xxx] list which have been reported
wihtin the past two years, yet they are not noted on the ECHO list.
The [xxx], and the City of [xxx] work diligently to remain in compliance
wi! th its own NPDES and stormwater regulations. Furthermore the
source control program is vigorous at identifying breeches in compliance
among the industrrial dischargers. If you are going to make this
information public, you must do a better job at ensuring that the
data which you are presenting is more accurate..."
"...I need a better clarification of what is meant by SEE
OTHER. I've read the definition on the web site but it doesn't give
enough information. Perhaps an example or two would be of benefit.
For this particular facility we cannot adequately verify this data."
ECHO does not accept facility names greater than 12 characters.
Searching for [xxx] or [xxx] separately only returns one facility
(caller said their company has hundreds of facilities). Caller would
like to be able to search ECHO for the facilities by name rather
than by manually entering all their Data System IDs. The data in
ECHO are not updated frequently enough. The caller stated that an
error was reported five weeks ago and would like that change to
be reflected on the site.
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