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ECHO Video Tutorials

ECHO videos tutorials help with understanding how to use ECHO features. The videos are best viewed at full screen size.

ECHO is enhanced periodically with minor improvements that may not be illustrated in the videos. In summer 2018, ECHO's home page was redesigned to simplify and improve access to many features. Read the ECHO Quick Start Guide for information about features that are directly accessible from the home page. Also, styling updates of some ECHO tools provide a more consistent experience across EPA and other government digital services. Beyond the home page, the content and features of ECHO remain the same and style differences do not affect the instructions in the tutorials. 

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Introduction to ECHO

This video walks first-time users through the ECHO homepage organization and links to features that will allow users to conduct a variety of searches and analyses.

View the Introduction to ECHO Video Tutorial on YouTube


ECHO Notify

Learn how to use ECHO Notify to subscribe to weekly email notifications of changes to enforcement and compliance data in ECHO.

To turn on English or Spanish captions, select the settings button and your desired Subtitles/CC. Los subtítulos en español están disponibles. Seleccione el botón de configuración para activar los subtítulos.

View the ECHO Notify Video Tutorial on YouTube


Facility Search

Facility Search Tutorial

ECHO's home page was redesigned after creation of this video. While the page looks different, functionality remains the same.

  • "Search Community" is now "Quick Search".
  • "Explore Facilities" is now "Search Options".

View the Facility Search Video Tutorial on YouTube

Accessible Transcript (PDF) (3 pp, 81 K)

Filter Facilities Tutorial

View the Filter Facilities Video Tutorial on YouTube

Accessible Transcript (PDF) (3 pp, 169 K)


Detailed Facility Report

Detailed Facility Report - Overview Tutorial

Styling updates were made to ECHO reports after creation of this video. These style differences do not affect the instructions in this tutorial.

Also, ECHO's home page was redesigned after creation of this video. While the page looks different, functionality remains the same. Note that the "Single Facility Search" is now in "Quick Search" under "Facility Name/ID". 

View the Detailed Facility Report Overview Video Tutorial on YouTube

Accessible Transcript (PDF) (3 pp, 32 K)

Detailed Facility Report – Facility-Level Enforcement and Compliance Data and Error Reporting Tutorial

Styling updates were made to ECHO reports after creation of this video. These style differences do not affect the instructions in this tutorial.

View the Detailed Facility Report Video Tutorial on YouTube

Accessible Transcript (PDF) (4 pp, 32 K)


ECHO Data Sources and Flow

ECHO facility reports display data from a variety of sources. These tutorials illustrate how ECHO obtains and displays compliance data about Clean Air Act stationary sources, Clean Water Act wastewater dischargers, and hazardous waste handlers on the Detailed Facility Report. For definitions of specific terms, please see the Data Dictionary.

Clean Air Act (CAA) Stationary Source Data Flow

Note: Please see the Data Dictionary for important information about High Priority and Federally Reportable Violations.

View the CAA Stationary Source Data Flow Video Tutorial on YouTube

CAA Data Flow Accessible Transcript (PDF) (4 pp, 156 K)

Clean Water Act (CWA) Data Flow

View the CWA Data Flow Video Tutorial on YouTube

CWA Data Flow Accessible Transcript (PDF) (4 pp, 158 K)

Hazardous Waste Handlers (RCRA) Data Flow

View the Hazardous Waste Video Tutorial on YouTube

RCRA Data Flow Accessible Transcript (PDF) (4 pp, 199 K)


Enforcement Case Search Tutorial

View the Enforcement Case Search Video Tutorial on YouTube

Accessible Transcript (PDF) (5 pp, 165 K)


Wastewater and Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Data

Water Effluent Charts Tutorial

Styling updates were made to ECHO reports after creation of this video. These style differences do not affect the instructions in this tutorial.

Also, ECHO's home page was redesigned after creation of this video. While the page looks different, functionality remains the same. 

  • "Single Facility Search" is now in "Quick Search" under "Facility Name/ID". 
  • "Explore Facilities" is now "Search Options". 

View the Water Effluent Charts Video Tutorial on YouTube

Accessible Transcript (PDF) (2 pp, 32 K)

TRI and DMR Comparative Dashboard Tutorial Series

Tutorial 1: Introduction to the TRI and DMR Comparison Dashboard

View the Introduction to the TRI and DMR Comparison Dashboard Video Tutorial on YouTube

Accessible Transcript (PDF) (3 pp, 303 K)

Tutorial 2: Facility Universe Comparisons in the TRI and DMR Comparison Dashboard

View the Facility Universe Comparisons in the TRI and DMR Comparison Dashboard Video Tutorial on YouTube

Accessible Transcript (PDF) (2 pp, 294 K)

Tutorial 3: Chemical Universe Comparisons in the TRI and DMR Comparison Dashboard

View the Chemical Universe Comparisons in the TRI and DMR Comparison Dashboard Video Tutorial on YouTube

Accessible Transcript (PDF) (3 pp, 204 K)

Tutorial 4: Examining Differences in Top Industries and Chemicals TRI and DMR Comparison Charts

View the Examining Differences in Top Industries and Chemicals TRI and DMR Comparison Charts Video Tutorial on YouTube

Accessible Transcript (PDF) (3 pp, 397 K)


Benzene Fenceline Monitoring Dashboard

An introduction to the Benzene Fenceline Monitoring Dashboard, a data visualization and analysis tool.

View the Benzene Fenceline Monitoring Dashboard Video Tutorial on YouTube

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