EPA Enforcement Focus

EPA's federal facility program ensures that federal facilities comply with environmental laws, take actions to prevent, control and abate pollution, and fosters greater environmental stewardship within the federal community. EPA employs strategies which include traditional enforcement tools, and also those which integrate compliance assistance, environmental management systems, partnering and other cooperative efforts. Efforts are also focused on federal agencies with poor compliance records, and government sectors and activities which have significant impacts on the environment.

  • Federal Facilities Inspections: A Guide to EPA's Access and Inspection Authorities
    This guide was developed by the Federal Facilities Enforcement Office (FFEO)in EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA). The brochure summarizes EPA's access and inspection authorities. The brochure and related information is primarily for the benefit of the regulated federal facility community.

  • EPA Federal Facilities Compliance and Enforcement Focus Areas (Compliance Assistance Links)

    • SDWA: Federally owned/operated drinking water systems and underground injection control (UIC) wells.
    • CAA: Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE)(40 CFR 63 subpart ZZZZ and § 60 subparts IIII and JJJJ) component in CAA inspections.
    • RCRA: Medical Facilities, Agricultural Laboratories (or research stations), and Biological, Chemical, and Munition Laboratories.
    • SDWA, CAA, RCRA C, RCRA I (UST), or any other applicable media: Vehicle Maintenance Facilities.

  • EPA Enforcement Actions and Press Releases

  • EPA's FY18 – FY2022 Strategic Plan
    The agenda set out in this plan has three over-arching goals which reflect the Administrator's core philosophies: (1) refocus the agency back to its core mission; (2) restore power to the states through cooperative federalism; and (3) lead the agency through improved processes and adhere to the rule of law.

  • Additional information about Federal Facilities programs and assistance

  • Self Disclosure Policy and the Federal Government
    A discussion of the EPA Audit Policy and how it works. Presentation given at the Federal Environmental Symposium – East, June 2008 by Jose J. Jimenez of EPA Region 3.

  • Ask EPA