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  1. Internet Resources for Environmental Enforcement Jami Ferguson California Environmental Protection Agency

  2. R@IN • www.regionalassociations.org • Apply for user name and password • Governmental environmental regulatory and enforcement personnel only • Compendium of internet links is updated regularly

  3. Links File

  4. Tips for Web Searching • Use quotation marks to search for phrases “environmental enforcement” • Use + or – to increase relevance +cowboy -football -Dallas • Search engines – use advanced search and limit searches to specific sites • Use meta-search engine www.vivisimo.com for clustered results

  5. People Searches • Reverse searches on phone #s (Google) • Occupational Databases - www.landings.com • Political Donors - www.tray.com • Birth date search - www.birthdatabase.com • Dead or alive? -http://familytreelegends.com/ssdi

  6. Business Searches • www.dnb.com – Dun & Bradstreet U.S. company reports – basic company information is free • www.business.com – Company and industry information • www.hoovers.com – Profiles of public companies • www.thomasregister.com – Listings for American & Canadian manufacturers

  7. Dun & Bradstreet

  8. Determining Relationships Among Companies • Need to determine relationship among: Smithfield Foods Gwaltney of Smithfiled North Side Foods Patrick Cudahy Inc. Stefano Foods Farmland Quick to Fix Foods John Morrell • Search www.google.com for Smithfield Foods • Investor Information at Smithfield website indicates a public company (see SEC Filings)

  9. SEC Filings • 10K – annual report • Contains information to determine relationships between companies • Financial info • Officers and Directors • General business description in Table of Contents

  10. Company Search – Federal Contractors • Are they a federal contractor? www.ccr.gov -Central Contractor Registration • Search Federal Procurement Data System Who did they sell to How much was sold Possibility of debarment provides leverage • Have they been excluded from Federal Contracts? http://epls.arnet.gov

  11. Company Search - ECHO • Enforcement and Compliance History Online • Available to the public • Use ECHO to determine whether: • Compliance inspections have been conducted • Violations were detected • Enforcement actions were taken and penalties were assessed

  12. ECHO • Search by facility name; geographic location; compliance information; inspection/ enforcement history • Use for targeting, pre-inspection review • Reports include 2 years of data

  13. Contact Information Jami Ferguson Office of the Secretary California Environmental Protection Agency 1001 I Street, 25th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 jferguso@calepa.ca.gov