DEEP uses a broad range of regulatory, permitting, assistance, and enforcement tools to maximize protection of public health and the environment, maintain a strong enforcement presence, and minimize potential impacts that regulated activities can have on the environment. The enforcement and compliance tools DEEP employs include inspections, data tracking and monitoring, compliance assistance, and administrative enforcement actions. This webpage provides an overview of the tools available to DEEP and the policies associated with our enforcement efforts.

Complaints – Report an environmental emergency or concern

DEEP’s Compliance Assistance Hubimprovements coming soon!

Listing of Formal Enforcement Actions - DEEP’s enforcement case summaries provide a brief description of violations, civil penalties and/or supplemental environmental projects, as appropriate, and a link to the formal enforcement action.

EPA’s ECHO - To increase availability of compliance monitoring and enforcement information to our stakeholders, refer to EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) which provides fast, integrated searches of EPA and state data for regulated facilities. ECHO focuses on inspection, violation, and enforcement data  for the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and also includes Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data. Through ECHO Notify, members of the public can subscribe to receive a weekly email with information on any new violations or enforcement actions that have been added to the ECHO database. Subscribers can choose the geographic area or specific facilities for which they want to receive information.

Permitting and Enforcement Reports – Annual Permitting and Enforcement Reports and State Review Framework Reporting

DEEP’s Enforcement Policies

EPA’s Performance Partnership Agreement - updates to this information coming soon.

Related Information:

Laws & Regulations

State Environmental Conservation Police

Rules of Practice

Public Participation

Related Organizations:

Attorney General's Office

Office of the Chief State's Attorney



Content Last Updated March 2024