ICIS-FE&C Download Summary and Data Element Dictionary

The Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) system incorporates Federal enforcement and compliance (FE&C) data from the Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS), used to track federal enforcement cases. ICIS contains information on federal administrative and federal judicial cases under the following environmental statutes: the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Section 313, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), and the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA).

ICIS may contain duplicates of actions and penalties shown in the program databases (i.e., ICIS-Air, ICIS-NPDES, and RCRAInfo). Additionally, because ICIS-FE&C is the enforcement component of ICIS-NPDES, state cases are present for those states who have migrated their CWA NPDES data from PCS to ICIS-NPDES.


ICIS-FE&C Description

ICIS is a case activity tracking and management system for civil, judicial, and administrative federal EPA enforcement cases. Case information is supplied and updated by EPA’s Offices of Regional Counsel and Office of Civil Enforcement case attorneys. The basic structure of an ICIS FE&C record focuses on an enforcement case. It is assigned a case number and a case name which identifies the defendant (or principal defendant if more than one is named in the complaint). For administrative actions, the record includes the nature of the violation, statute(s) involved, and milestone dates (e.g., the date the order was issued). Judicial actions contain information similar to that for administrative actions, but include more detailed milestone dates. ECHO contains a subset of the ICIS data which includes:

  • General Case Information - Case Number, Case Name, etc.
  • Violation Information - Law/Section, Violation Date, etc.
  • Defendant Name(s)
  • Milestone Dates - Referred to DOJ, Filed, Concluded, etc.
  • Penalty Amounts - Fines, Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs), etc.

ICIS tracks enforcement actions taken against companies or individuals. Therefore, the ICIS case name may not exactly correspond to the facility name for ICIS records linked via FRS to facility records from other program office data systems.

Scope of ICIS-FE&C Download

The Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS) tracks all formal administrative and judicial enforcement actions taken by the U.S. EPA and is used as the system of record to provide official enforcement data. Additionally, state formal CWA administrative and judicial enforcement actions for those States using ICIS-NPDES are also tracked by ICIS FE&C. The ICIS download includes data on issued administrative orders and filed judicial cases under EPA and State enabling statutory authorities. The majority of EPA enforcement actions are initiated and tracked by the EPA regional offices. The cases are updated on a regular basis to provide new information.

Data in the download files are organized around two concepts: the enforcement case and a resulting settlement(s) (enforcement conclusion). Enforcement case data describe the enforcement action from initiation through to its conclusion. If multiple defendants, facilities, and/or violations are cited in the case, then a single case may result in multiple settlements. These case conclusions describe what has been ordered and/or agreed upon to be performed to address violations identified by the case complaint.

The included case level files are:

  • Case Identifiers (CASE_ENFORCEMENTS.csv)
  • Violation(s) (CASE_VIOLATIONS.csv)
  • Enforcement Type (CASE_ENFORCEMENT_TYPE.csv)
  • Relief Sought (CASE_RELIEF_SOUGHT.csv)
  • Penalties (CASE_PENALTIES.csv)
  • Laws Sections (CASE_LAW_SECTIONS.csv)
  • Facilities in Case (CASE_FACILITIES.csv)
  • Defendants (CASE_DEFENDANTS.csv)
  • Milestone Activities/Dates (CASE_MILESTONES.csv)
  • Pollutants Cited (CASE_POLLUTANTS.csv)
  • Regional Dockets (CASE_REGIONAL_DOCKETS.csv)
  • Related Activities (CASE_RELATED_ACTIVITIES.csv)

The enforcement conclusion level files are:

  • Case Conclusion (CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSIONS.csv)
  • Pollutant Reductions (CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSION_POLLUTANTS.csv
  • Complying Actions (CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSION_COMPLYING_ACTIONS.csv)
  • Enforcement Conclusion Facilities (CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSION_FACILITIES.csv)
  • SEP Description (CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSION_SEP.csv)
  • Enforcement Conclusion Dollars (CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSION_DOLLARS.csv)

Data can be verified against an ECHO Case Report by supplying the CASE_NUMBER value in the URL to request a Case Report, e.g., https://echo.epa.gov/enforcement-case-report?id=06-2011-4881.

Note: In 1996, EPA implemented an effort to improve reporting and tracking of settlement data in the predecessor database to ICIS (EPA Civil DOCKET). While that effort did include an attempt to provide additional detail on older closed cases, those cases entered prior to 1996 may not provide much settlement detail.

Maintaining the case-level versus case conclusion-level model, penalties are reported in two data files: PENALTIES (CASE_PENALTIES.csv) and CASE CONCLUSION (CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSIONS.csv). As before, a single case may result in: no case conclusion (e.g., where a case is withdrawn or combined with another), a single (the most common occurrence), or multiple case conclusions.

The field total Federal Penalty Assessed Amount (FED_PENALTY) is the sum of federal penalties at all settlements at a case, i.e., if multiple settlements (case conclusions) exist at a case, any federal penalties at those case conclusions are summed and reported here.

Similarly, the fields State\Local Penalty Amount (ST_LCL_PENALTY), Total Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) Amount (TOTAL_SEP), Total Complying Action Amount (COMPLIANCE_ACTION_COST), and Federal Cost Recovery Awarded Amount (FEDERAL_COST_RECOVERY_AMT) represent the sum of those reported values for all settlements (case conclusions) at a case. State/Local penalties were not tracked until Docket was replaced by ICIS in 2002. The cost of completing a SEP and the cost of complying actions are estimates and are not fines paid to EPA but rather are costs incurred to resolve the violations and/or in lieu of paying a fine. Cost recovery amounts are generally the costs incurred by EPA to stabilize and/or clean up Superfund sites, which are then recovered from the individuals or entities associated with the site (commonly referred to as potentially responsible parties or PRPs).

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Guidance on ICIS-FE&C Downloads

Eighteen comma-separated value files comprise the data download. Data were selected based on a single criterion: that the ICIS Activity Type (ACTIVITY_TYPE_CODE) is equal to “administrative – formal” or “judicial.” The files contain repeating data fields, which will cause records to repeat the key field(s), e.g., ACTIVITY_ID, where a case has multiple values of the repeating field(s).

The primary key is the Activity Identifier (ACTIVITY_ID), which is an internal number having no other significance than to relate case-level data within and across the files. The Enforcement Conclusion Identifier (ENF_CONCLUSION_ID) is an internal number having no other significance than to relate settlement-level data within and across the data files. Data which repeat within a file are indicated file structure tables.

Key field columns are present in all CSV files and may be used to join and relate data between files. The following table describes how the tables may be joined:

Key fields Tables
1 ACTIVITY_ID All Tables
2 CASE_NUMBER All Tables
3 ENF_CONCLUSION_ID CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSIONS, CASE_ENFORCEMENT_POLLUTANTS, CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSION_COMPLYING_ACTIONS, CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSION_FACILITIES, CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSION_SEP, CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSION_DOLLARS

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ICIS-FE&C Data Download File Structure

Case Identifiers (CASE_ENFORCEMENTS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 15  
ACTIVITY_NAME Char 100  
STATE_CODE Char 2  
REGION_CODE Char 2  
FISCAL_YEAR Num 22  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
CASE_NAME Char 100  
ACTIVITY_TYPE_CODE Char 3  
ACTIVITY_TYPE_DESC Char 100  
ACTIVITY_STATUS_CODE Char 3  
ACTIVITY_STATUS_DESC Char 100  
ACTIVITY_STATUS_DATE Date 7  
LEAD Char 5  
CASE_STATUS_DATE Date 7  
DOJ_DOCKET_NMBR Char 50  
ENF_OUTCOME_CODE Char 3  
ENF_OUTCOME_DESC Char 100  
ENF_SUMMARY_TEXT Char 60  
TOTAL_PENALTY_ASSESSED_AMT Num 22  
TOTAL_COST_RECOVERY_AMT Num 22  
TOTAL_COM_ACTION_AMT Num 22  
HQ_DIVISION Char 3  
BRANCH Char 5  
VOLUNTARY_SELF_DISCLOSURE_FLAG Char 1  
MULTIMEDIA_FLAG Char 1  

Violation(s) (CASE_VIOLATIONS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 22  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
VIOLATION_TYPE_CODE Char 6 Y
RANK_ORDER Num 22 Y
VIOLATION_TYPE_DESC Char 100 Y

Enforcement Types (CASE_ENFORCEMENT_TYPE.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 15  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
ENF_TYPE_CODE Char 7 Y
ENF_TYPE_DESC Char 100 Y

Relief Sought (CASE_RELIEF_SOUGHT.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 15  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
RELIEF_CODE Char 3 Y
RELIEF_DESC Char 100 Y

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Penalties (CASE_PENALTIES.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 15  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
FED_PENALTY Num 10  
ST_LCL_PENALTY Num 10  
TOTAL_SEP Num 10  
COMPLIANCE_ACTION_COST Num 10  
FEDERAL_COST_RECOVERY_AMT Num 10  
STATE_LOCAL_COST_RECOVERY_AMT Num 10  

Law Sections (CASE_LAW_SECTIONS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 15  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
RANK_ORDER Num 22 Y
STATUTE_CODE Char 6 Y
LAW_SECTION_CODE Char 15 Y
LAW_SECTION_DESC Char 100 Y

Facilities in Case (CASE_FACILITIES.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 15  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
REGISTRY_ID Char 12 Y
FACILITY_NAME Char 200 Y
LOCATION_ADDRESS Char 50 Y
CITY Char 50 Y
STATE_CODE Char 2 Y
ZIP Char 10 Y
PRIMARY_SIC_CODE Char 4 Y
PRIMARY_NAICS_CODE Char 6 Y

Defendants (CASE_DEFENDANTS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 15  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
DEFENDANT_NAME Char 50 Y
NAMED_IN_COMPLAINT_FLAG Char 1 Y
NAMED_IN_SETTLEMENT_FALG Char 1 Y

Milestone Activities/Dates (CASE_MILESTONES.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 15  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
SUB_ACTIVITY_TYPE_CODE Char 5 Y
SUB_ACTIVITY_TYPE_DESC Char 100 Y
ACTUAL_DATE Date 7 Y

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Pollutants Cited (CASE_POLLUTANTS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 15  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
POLLUTANT_CODE Char 22 Y
POLLUTANT_DESC Char 2000 Y
CHEMICAL_ABSTRACT_SERVICE_NMBR Char 9 Y

Regional Dockets (CASE_REGIONAL_DOCKETS.csv)

Element Name Sata Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 15  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
REGIONAL_DOCKET_NMBR Char 50 Y

Related Activities (CASE_RELATED_ACTIVITIES.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 15  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
ACTIVITY_STATUS_DATE Date 7 Y
ACTIVITY_TYPE_CODE Char 3 Y
ACTIVITY_TYPE_DESC Char 100 Y

Case Conclusions (CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSIONS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 15  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
ENF_CONCLUSION_ID3 Num 10  
ENF_CONCLUSION_NMBR Num 8  
ENF_CONCLUSION_ACTION_CODE Char 3  
ENF_CONCLUSION_NAME Char 100  
SETTLEMENT_LODGED_DATE Date 7  
SETTLEMENT_ENTERED_DATE Date 7  
FED_PENALTY_ASSESSED_AMT Num 9  
STATE_LOCAL_PENALTY_AMT Num 9  
SEP_AMT Num 9  
COMPLIANCE_ACTION_COST Num 9  
COST_RECOVERY_AWARDED_AMT Num 9  

Pollutant Reductions (CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSION_POLLUTANTS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 15  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
ENF_CONCLUSION_ID3 Num 10  
COMP_ACTION_ID Num 22 Y
ENVIRONMENTAL_IMPACT_ID Num 22 Y
SEP_ID Num 22 Y
POLLUTANT_CODE Char 22 Y
POLLUTANT_NAME Char 50 Y
AVERAGE_ANNUAL_VALUE Num 4 Y
POLLUTANT_UNIT_CODE Char 7 Y
MEDIA_CODE Char 3 Y
MEDIA_DESC Char 100 Y
SEP_OR_COMP_FLAG Char 1 Y

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Complying Actions (CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSION_COMPLYING_ACTIONS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID Num 15  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
ENF_CONCLUSION_ID3 Num 10  
COMP_ACTION_ID Num 22 Y
COMP_ACTION_DESCRIPTION Char 4000 Y
COMP_ACTION_TYPE_CODE Char 3 Y
COMP_ACTION_TYPE_DESC Char 100 Y
COMP_ACTION_CATEGORY_TYPE_DESC Char 100 Y

Enforcement Conclusions Facilities (CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSION_FACILITIES.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 15  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
ENF_CONCLUSION_ID3 Num 10  
ICIS_FACILITY_INTEREST_ID Num 22 Y
FACILITY_UIN Char 12 Y
FACILITY_NAME Char 80 Y
FACILITY_CITY Char 60 Y
FACILITY_STATE Char 2 Y
FACILITY_ZIP Char 14 Y

SEP Description (CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSION_SEP.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 15  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
ENF_CONCLUSION_ID3 Num 10  
SEP_CATEGORY_CODE Char 3 Y
SEP_CATEGORY_DESC Char 100 Y
SEP_TEXT Char 4000 Y
SEP_AMT Num 22 Y

Enforcement Conclusions Dollars (CASE_ENFORCEMENT_CONCLUSION_DOLLARS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Length Repeating Data
ACTIVITY_ID1 Num 15  
CASE_NUMBER2 Char 20  
ENF_CONCLUSION_ID3 Num 10  
STATE_LOCAL_PENALTY_AMT Num 22  
COST_RECOVERY_AMT Num 22  
FED_PENALTY Num 22  
COMPLIANCE_ACTION_COST Num 22  
SEP_COST Num 22  

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ICIS-FE&C Data Element Definitions

The following is a list of the data elements and ICIS-derived elements that appear in the ECHO download. The data elements are listed alphabetically.

ACTIVITY_ID - an internal numeric key identifier used to uniquely identify enforcement case activities.

ACTIVITY_NAME - The user-created name for an activity.

ACTIVITY_STATUS_CODE - The unique code that identifies the current status of an activity.

ACTIVITY_STATUS_DATE - The date on which the status of the activity was last changed.

ACTIVITY_STATUS_DESC - Value for ACTIVITY_STATUS_CODE.

ACTIVITY_TYPE_CODE - A three-character code that identifies the type of ICIS activity, which includes general categories such as information requests, inspections, compliance determinations, and enforcement. Activities selected for the ECHO data download are restricted to two subcategories of enforcement: administrative – formal (AFR), and judicial activities (JDC).

ACTIVITY_TYPE_DESC - Value for ACTIVITY_TYPE_CODE (Activity Type Code).

ACTUAL_DATE - The date on which the sub activity/milestone was conducted/ achieved. Date format is MM/DD/YYYY.

AVERAGE_ANNUAL_VALUE - Average annual amount of pollutant reduction as a result of the enforcement action.

BRANCH - The EPA Branch or unit office responsible for the enforcement action.

CASE_NAME - An alphanumeric field (up to 100 characters) that contains the name assigned to the case by the lead attorney. Generally, the primary defendant's name is used as the case name.

CASE_NUMBER - Values typically begin with either two characters (EPA region number, "HQ" (headquarters), “EF” (CAA Eastern Field Office), or “WF” (CAA Western Field Office), followed by the four digit fiscal year in which the action was initiated, followed by a four character sequence identifier. State CASE_NUMBER values do not follow any set format.

CASE_STATUS_DATE - The "as of" status date reflects the date of the most recent milestone activity.

CHEMICAL_ABSTRACT_SERVICE_NMBR - Pollutant Chemical Abstract Service Number of the pollutant/parameter violated.

CITY - A 50 character field that contains the name of the city in which the facility where the violation(s) occurred is located. For violations that occur outside of a facility (e.g., oil spills, pipeline leaks), the city may be the mailing address of the violator.

COMP_ACTION_CATEGORY_TYPE_DESC - Value for the compliance action category type.

COMP_ACTION_DESCRIPTION - Value for COMP_ACTION_ID.

COMP_ACTION_ID - The unique code that identifies the physical and non-physical requirements obliging the defendant/respondent to take or refrain from certain actions.

COMP_ACTION_TYPE_CODE - A code that uniquely identifies the category of complying action affiliated with the quantitative environmental impact.

COMP_ACTION_TYPE_DESC - Value for COMP_ACTION_TYPE_CODE.

COMPLIANCE_ACTION_COST - Dollar value of sum of compliance action amounts (derived value from ECHO). This field is the settlement-level sum of the dollar values of injunctive relief and the physical or nonphysical costs of returning to compliance. Injunctive relief represents the actions a regulated entity is ordered to undertake to achieve and maintain compliance, such as installing a new pollution control device to reduce air pollution, or preventing emissions of a pollutant in the first place.

COST_RECOVERY_AWARDED_AMT - The amount of cost recovery ordered or agreed to be repaid by the responsible party of parties and due the Superfund in accordance with either an administrative or judicial settlement.

DEFENDANT_NAME - A 50-character field that contains the name(s) of the defendant(s), PRPs (for Superfund cases), or respondents associated with the case.

DOJ_DOCKET_NMBR - A 50 character field that contains the number that the Clerk of the Court assigns to a case when it is filed or to a consent decree when it is lodged. For administrative cases, DOJ_DOCKET_NMBR is the number assigned to the case by the Regional Hearing Clerk.

ENF_CONCLUSION_ACTION_CODE - The unique code that identifies the type of enforcement conclusion actions.

ENF_CONCLUSION_ACTION_DESC - Value for ENF_CONCLUSION_ACTION_CODE.

ENF_CONCLUSION_ID - The unique identifier for each settlement within a case.

ENF_CONCLUSION_NAME - The unique name of a settlement associated with an enforcement action.

ENF_CONCLUSION_NMBR - A unique number used as the key field, identifying the enforcement case conclusion (a.k.a. settlement number).

ENF_OUTCOME_CODE - The unique code to identify the outcome of the enforcement action.

ENF_OUTCOME_DESC - Value for ENF_OUTCOME_CODE.

ENF_SUMMARY_TEXT - A 60 character field of text representing a summary of the enforcement activity/case.

ENVIRONMENTAL_IMPACT_ID - The system-generated unique identifier of the Environmental Impact record.

FACILITY_CITY - The name of the city in which the settling facility is located.

FACILITY_NAME - The name of the facility associated with the EPA Identification Number.

FACILITY_STATE - A two-character field that contains the state postal abbreviation of the settling facility’s location.

FACILITY_UIN - The number assigned by the Facility Registry Service (FRS) that is used to associate facility records from multiple environmental database systems that were known or believed to represent the same facility (a.k.a. Registry ID, EPA ID Number, FRS ID).

FACILITY_ZIP - See ZIP.

FEDERAL_COST_RECOVERY_AMT - The amount of cost recovery ordered or agreed to be repaid to the U.S. EPA by the responsible party or parties and due the Superfund in accordance with either an administrative or judicial settlement. This value is the derived sum of all settlements at a case.

FED_PENALTY - The total federal penalty amount assessed or agreed to for an enforcement action. This value is the derived sum of federal penalties at all settlements at a case.

FED_PENALTY_ASSESSED_AMT - For civil judicial enforcement actions, this amount is the Federal penalty assessed against the defendant(s) as specified in the final entered Consent Decree or Court Order. For administrative enforcement actions, it is the penalty assessed in the Consent/Final Order. It does not include the amount of the penalty mitigated due to a SEP or the amount shared with the state or local entities. Interest payments associated with a penalty paid over time are not to be included in this amount. It is the total Federal amount for each settlement.

FISCAL_YEAR - The fiscal year in which the activity occurred.

HQ_DIVISION - The EPA Headquarters division responsible for the enforcement action.

Headquarters Division Code Description
AIR Air Enforcement
CER CERCLA Enforcement
FFE Federal Facilities Enforcement
MED Multimedia Enforcement
MOB Air Mobile Source Enforcement
RCR RCRA Enforcement
TOX TSCA Enforcement
WAT CWA Enforcement

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ICIS_FACILITY_INTEREST_ID - The system-generated unique ID for identifying the facility interest. 

LAW_SECTION_CODE - The unique code identifying the law sections cited in the case. 

LAW_SECTION_DESC - Description of LAW_SECTION_CODE.

LEAD - A one character field indicating whether federal EPA (E) or a state agency (S) has the lead for the enforcement activity.

LOCATION_ADDRESS - A 50 character field that contains the street address of the facility. It is the physical location of the facility where the violation(s) occurred. For violations that occur outside of a facility (e.g., oil spills, pipeline leaks), the address may be the mailing address of the violator.

MEDIA_CODE - The unique code identifying a type of media (air, water, land, etc.) where the pollutants or waste would have been emitted/discharged.

MEDIA_DESC - Value for MEDIA_CODE.

MULTIMEDIA_FLAG - The flag to indicate whether the activity was a multimedia action. Multimedia actions involve violations of multiple environmental laws.

NAMED_IN_COMPLAINT_FLAG - A one character field indicating whether a defendant has been named in the case complaint. Valid value is “Y.”

NAMED_IN_SETTLEMENT_FLAG - A one character field indicating whether a defendant has been named in a settlement at the case. Valid value is “Y.”

POLLUTANT_CODE - The unique identifier for the pollutant/parameter being reduced. Value descriptions are provided by the field POLLUTANT_NAME.

POLLUTANT_NAME - Value for POLLUTANT_CODE.

POLLUTANT_UNIT_CODE - The unique code to identify the pollutant unit of measurement.

PRIMARY_NAICS_CODE - A 6-character field containing the 6-digit North American Industry Classification System codes that represents representing the primary economic activity of the facility, as reported in the ICIS facility record.

PRIMARY_SIC_CODE - A 4-character field containing the 4-digit Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes representing the primary economic activity of the facility, as reported in the ICIS facility record.

RANK_ORDER - A one digit code indicating the sort order for the law section on the Case (activity). Those STATUTE_CODE - CASE_NUMBER combinations identified with RANK_ORDER = 1 are considered the primary statute and section cited in the case.

REGION_CODE - The two digit code that represents an EPA region, the EPA designated area that U.S. States, territories, and tribes are assigned to. There are 10 EPA regions.

REGIONAL_DOCKET_NMBR - The number the Clerk of the Court assigns to a case that is filed or to a consent decree when it is lodged. For administrative cases, it is the number assigned to the case by the Regional Hearing Clerk.

REGISTRY_ID - The number assigned by the Facility Registry Service (FRS) that is used to associate facility records from multiple environmental database systems that were known or believed to represent the same facility (a.k.a. UIN, FRS ID, EPA ID Number).

RELIEF_CODE - The code to indicate the type of relief requested in the complaint.

RELIEF_DESC - Value for RELIEF_CODE (Relief Code).

SEP_AMT - The cost applied to the type(s) of environmentally beneficial projects which a defendant/respondent agree to undertake in settlement of an enforcement action, but which the defendant/respondent is not otherwise legally required to perform.

SEP_CATEGORY_CODE - The unique code that identifies the list of Supplemental Environment Project (SEP) categories for a settlement.

SEP_CATEGORY_DESC - Value for SEP_CATEGORY_CODE.

SEP_ID - The system-generated unique identifier of the SEP record.

SEP_OR_COMP_FLAG - The flag to indicate if the qualitative environmental impacts pertain to a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) or compliance action.

SEP_TEXT - A 60 character field of text representing a summary of the Supplemental Environmental Project at a settlement.

SETTLEMENT_ENTERED_DATE - The civil case date the settlement is signed by the presiding Judge and entered by the Clerk of the Court. It is the date the Clerk stamps on the document. Date format is MM/DD/YYYY.

SETTLEMENT_LODGED_DATE - The date the settlement document is given to the Clerk of the Court for lodging in the District Court. It is the date the Clerk stamps on the document. Date format is MM/DD/YYYY.

ST_LCL_PENALTY - The total penalty amount for local government or state settlements, or the amount allocated to a state/local entity from a federal enforcement settlement with state\local participation. This value is the derived sum of all settlements at a case.

STATE_CODE - A two-character field that contains the state postal abbreviation for the state in which the facility where the violation(s) occurred is located. For violations that occur outside of a facility (e.g., oil spills, pipeline leaks), the state may be the mailing address of the violator.

STATE_LOCAL_COST_RECOVERY_AMT - The amount of cost recovery ordered or agreed to be repaid by the responsible party or parties to a state/local entity from a federal enforcement settlement with state\local participation. This value is the derived sum of all settlements at a case.

STATE_LOCAL_PENALTY_AMT - The penalty amount for local government or state settlements, or the amount allocated to a state/local entity from a federal enforcement settlement with state\local participation.

STATUTE_CODE - The unique code that identifies the law which is authorizing the enforcement action or being violated. (The list of possible laws is presented in the table below.)

LAW (Section) Description
CAA Clean Air Act
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CWA Clean Water Act
EPCRA Emergency Planning & Community Right-To-Know Act
FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
MPRSA Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (Ocean Dumping Act)
MWTA Medical Waste Tracking Act
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act
TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act
MCRBMA Mercury-Containing And Rechargeable Battery Management Act
MRBMA Mercury-Containing And Rechargeable Battery Management Act (MRBMA)
REFA Refuse Act
EO Executive Order
OPA Oil Pollution Act

SUB_ACTIVITY_TYPE_CODE - The code used to identify the types of sub-activities and enforcement action milestones. The code descriptions, rather than the codes, are provided in the data file.

SUB_ACTIVITY_TYPE_DESC - Value for SUB_ACTIVITY_TYPE_CODE.

TOTAL_COMP_ACTION_AMT - The total dollar value of all complying actions (i.e., Direct Environmental Reduction, Preventative, and Facility Management and Information Practices) for the Enforcement Action.

TOTAL_COST_RECOVERY_AMT - The total dollar amount of cost recovery awarded for the Enforcement Action.

TOTAL_PENALTY_ASSESSED - The total dollar amount of penalties assessed for the Enforcement Action.

TOTAL_SEP - The total cost for all Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) entered for the case. The SEP cost is the estimated cost of environmentally beneficial projects which a defendant/ respondent agrees to undertake as part of the settlement of an enforcement action, but which the defendant/respondent is not otherwise legally required to perform.

VIOLATION_TYPE_CODE - A seven-character field that indicates the enforcement case type. For administrative cases, the Type Case is the section of the statute authorizing the action. For administrative cases, more than one administrative Type Case can be entered. Each Type Case entered must have a matching Law entered. For civil cases, only one Type Case is accepted.

VIOLATION_TYPE_DESC - Value for VIOLATION_TYPE_CODE.

VOLUNTARY_SELF_DISCLOSURE_FLAG - The flag to indicate the enforcement action was the result of a self-disclosure.

ZIP - A 9-character field that contains the U.S. Postal Zone Improvement Plan (ZIP) code for the area in which the facility where the violation(s) occurred is located. For violations that occur outside of a facility (e.g., oil spills, pipeline leaks), the ZIP code may be the one associated with the mailing address of the violator.

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