Industry Code Information
Currently, SIC and NAICS code data are not maintained for most facilities in the source database. In addition, enforcement cases are often filed against a specific part of a company, which may be associated with a separate industry code. For these reasons, it is likely that the results of a search conducted by industry using SIC or NAICS code will not represent all cases associated with the industry of interest.
Case Name Information
For civil enforcement cases, the search results screen only displays the Case Name; it 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 selected, 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 represented in the facility name or as a defendant. The facility name and defendant names may be found in the Civil Enforcement Case Report. For criminal enforcement cases, the search results screen displays the defendant name(s).
State Case Lead Information
State cases are limited to those related to Clean Air Act (CAA) stationary sources and Clean Water Act (CWA) dischargers and may not offer the amount of information available for EPA cases. Use ECHO facility searches to search for hazardous waste or drinking water state formal enforcement actions or ECHO Downloads for state formal enforcement actions before 2015 for CAA or 2012 for CWA.
Primary Law Information
Primary Law cases are limited to those related to the Federal EPA case lead and Law Cited cases. For other case lead types such as Any or State, Primary Law is displayed as disabled.