March 1, 2013
Most states and tribes in the United States have the authority to implement and enforce many of the nation’s air, water and waste laws. The dashboards and maps include state level data from the last five years and provide information including the number of completed inspections, types of violations found, enforcement actions taken, and penalties assessed by state. To ensure data quality, EPA made the maps and dashboards available to the states in advance of this public release, in order to provide an opportunity to make any necessary data corrections.
Users can customize the dashboards to view state activity, EPA activity, or combined activity. Where available, the site also allows users to view national averages and display state enforcement trends over time.
The interactive state performance dashboards are located on EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) website.ECHO is an EPA transparency tool that allows the user to map federal and state inspection, violation, and enforcement information for more than 800,000 regulated facilities.
What this means to you
EPA has created a tool to allow the public to access information and monitor activity and performance of both state and EPA enforcement and compliance across the country for air, water, and hazardous waste pollution.
MIRATECH can help
Contact MIRATECH to discuss how to best utilize EPA’s tool for your operational needs.