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KNOW WHAT THE REGULATORS KNOW. NDIA’s 30 th Environmental and Energy Symposium & Exhibition San Diego, CA April 2004. Will Garvey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. FEDERAL FACILITIES. US Government owns substantial amount of real estate 32,000+ facilities

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KNOW WHAT THE REGULATORS KNOW

NDIA’s 30th Environmental and Energy Symposium & Exhibition

San Diego, CA

April 2004

Will Garvey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


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FEDERAL FACILITIES

  • US Government owns substantial amount of real estate

    • 32,000+ facilities

    • 400,000+ buildings owned or leased

    • 675 million acres

    • 30% of USA by acreage

  • Environmental requirements apply to over 8,000 facilities


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EPA Data Access

  • Much of EPA’s compliance data is now online

  • ECHO: Enforcement & Compliance History Online

    • 2 years of data for 800,000 facilities, including federal facilities

    • Available to public, including your surrounding communities


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ECHO Web Site

http://www.epa.gov/echo/index.html


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ECHO

  • Options for searches:

    • Facility Info: name, SIC code, Federal facility

    • Geographic Info--city, State, county, EPA Region, zip code, Indian land

    • Inspections and Enforcement Actions: none or up to last 2 years

    • Current Compliance Status: violations or none

    • EJ factors


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Federal Agency

  • Additional information available to EPA and State regulators and Federal employees

  • FACTS = Federal Agency Compliance Tracking System

  • FACTS is part of Online Tracking Information System (OTIS)

  • Free , however, users must register to use OTIS/FACTS

  • Go to http://www.epa.gov/idea/otis/register


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FACTS

http://www.epa.gov/idea/fedfac


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FACTS

  • Advantages over ECHO

    • Agency-wide info

    • Up to 5 years of information

    • Verify information received from field (ground truthing)

    • Compare with other agencies

    • Know what EPA and States know about your facilities


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Detailed Information

  • Information available on:

    • Inspections: up to 5 years

    • EPA & State enforcement actions, including penalties: up to 5 years

    • Violations: up to 2 years

    • Use to track resolutions of violations or enforcement cases


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Detailed Facility Information

  • Detailed Facility Reports

    • List all ID numbers for facility (even if names on permits differ slightly)

    • Significant violations shown in Bold and Red; easy to see possible problem areas

  • Report Error button: use to electronically report errors to EPA and states

  • List of “Data Stewards” at EPA and States: a human to contact for more information



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Contacts

  • FFEO POC for FACTS:

  • Rich Satterfield: satterfield.richard@epa.gov

  • Will Garvey: Garvey.will@epa.gov