Enforcement Data

CalEPA publishes annual enforcement reports with summary enforcement data.

CalEPA Regulated Site Portal
This website combines information about environmentally regulated facilities and sites statewide from multiple state and federal data sources into a single searchable database and interactive map. Information on the CalEPA Regulated Site Portal comes from five sources: California Environmental Reporting System, EnviroStor, GeoTracker, the California Integrated Water Quality System (CIWQS) and the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).

Air
The Air Resources Board (ARB) maintains databases and produces reports relevant to air quality and emissions, as well as provides online registration and reporting services for its programs.

Pesticides
The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) maintains a database of administrative actions taken by county agricultural commissioners dealing with pesticide registration and permit violations.

Enforcement Action Tracking System

Hazardous Waste
Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) maintains a database of detailed information on inspections and enforcement actions of hazardous waste facilities, including information on permits, corrective actions, and cleanup projects. The Unified Program publishes enforcement summaries and “CUPA-to-State” summary reports received from CUPAs.

Carcinogens
State law requires any person suing “in the public interest” to enforce Proposition 65, “The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986”, to notify the Attorney General of the violation 60 days in advance of filing a lawsuit, called a “60-day notice.” The AG maintains a database of 60-day notices on its Proposition 65 website.

Search 60-day Notices
on the California Attorney General Proposition 65 website

Water
As authorized by the Clean Water Act (CWA), the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States. The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) maintains several databases from which reports can be pulled relevant to NPDES permits and other water quality issues.

California Integrated Water Quality System Project (CIWQS)

Federal Environmental Compliance
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) maintains a database providing compliance and enforcement information for facilities nationwide, including information on permits, inspections, violations, enforcement actions and penalties assessed.

U.S. EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO)

Other Databases
Western States Project (WSP) “R@IN” – The Regional Associations operate the Regional Associations Information Network (R@IN), a password-protected website designed specifically for the environmental enforcement professional.