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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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". 

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

Filter Facilities Tutorial

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". 

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.

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.

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

Clean Water Act (CWA) Data Flow

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

Hazardous Waste Handlers (RCRA) Data Flow

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


Enforcement Case Search Tutorial

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". 

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

TRI and DMR Comparative Dashboard Tutorial Series

Tutorial 1: Introduction to the TRI and DMR Comparison Dashboard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


State Comparative Maps and Dashboards Tutorial

ECHO's public dashboards have been rebuilt in more user-friendly software. While this video shares information about relevant dashboard content, some of the functionality is now different. A new video will be produced as soon as possible.

Accessible Transcript (PDF) (4 pp, 46 K)

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