Detailed Facility Report Help

The Detailed Facility Report presents a concise enforcement and compliance history for a selected facility.

General Overview

Facility environmental compliance data are tracked under four environmental laws:

  • Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Individual EPA national databases house and maintain the inspection, enforcement, and compliance data for these laws. ECHO combines these data to allow you to comprehensively analyze a regulated facility's environmental compliance record. The Detailed Facility Report is an aggregate report – therefore, some data are displayed differently due to differences in tracking methods and indicators used in the source databases.

ECHO also incorporates many other EPA environmental data sets to provide additional context for analyses. Read more about ECHO data.

 

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Navigating the Detailed Facility Report

The Detailed Facility Report is an interactive report that allows you to quickly find data of interest. Data are organized into six primary categories, each of which is controlled by expandable/collapsible sections that allow you isolate the information that is of most interest. In addition, links to access related functionality are provided for the following:

  • Return to Search Results – Returns you to your search results to choose another facility.
  • Report Violation – Directs you to EPA's Report an Environmental Violation page where you can submit information about the suspected violation.
  • Report Data Error – Directs you to the Error Reporting Form where you can identify and submit comments on potentially erroneous data.
  • Data Dictionary – Opens the Detailed Facility Report data dictionary to assist you in understanding the information presented.
  • Download – Allows you to choose all or portions of the report to download as a comma separated value (.csv) file.
  • Print – Opens the Detailed Facility Report in a printer-friendly format.
  • Help – Provides you access to this Help page.

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Data Organization

The Detailed Facility Report is organized into six primary sections:

You can choose to view all historical information or filter the information presented by a specific environmental law

  • Facility Summary – Presents a general, high-level summary of the selected facility, including a map of the facility location, basic facility identification information, regulatory interests (e.g., facility permits and other program identifiers), and a snap-shot of the facility's current enforcement and compliance record.
  • Facility/System Characteristics – Provides additional detailed facility identification information that is tracked in the Facility Registry System (FRS), including: geographic location information, program-specific facility ID numbers, permit IDs and related status information, standard industrial classification code(s), etc.
  • Enforcement and Compliance – Summarizes the history of enforcement and compliance activities, including:
    • Compliance Summary Data
    • Three Year Compliance Status by Quarter
    • Compliance Monitoring History (5 years)
    • Notices of Violation or Informal Enforcement Actions (5 years)
    • Formal Enforcement Actions
    • EPA Case History
  • Environmental Conditions – Describes the health of the environment in which the facility resides (i.e., water quality and air quality conditions)
  • Pollutants – If applicable, presents information about the facility's reported chemical releases to EPA's Toxics Release Inventory program.
  • Demographic Profile – Demographic data describing the area surrounding the facility are presented. You can define the surrounding area by selecting a 1-mile, 3-mile, or 5-mile radius.

For descriptions of the data elements that are presented in the Detailed Facility Report, see the Data Dictionary.

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