Frequent Questions

How can I find environmental compliance information about particular companies or cleanup information about particular sites?

Environmental compliance information can be found using the following EPA resources:

  • Cleanups In My Community is used to map and list areas where pollution is being or has been cleaned up throughout the United States. Find your community and drill down to cleanup specifics about: Sites, facilities, and properties under EPA's Superfund, Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) and/or Brownfields cleanup programs or Federal facilities under EPA's Superfund and/or RCRA cleanup programs.
  • EJSCREEN is an environmental justice mapping and screening tool that provides EPA with a nationally consistent data-set and approach for combining environmental and demographic indicators.
  • Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) is used to determine whether compliance inspections have been conducted by EPA or state/local governments. It also shows whether enforcement actions were taken and penalties were assessed in response to environmental law violations.
  • Envirofacts Data Warehouse is an application that allows users to access several EPA databases in order to view information about environmental activities that may affect air, water and land anywhere in the United States. 
  • EnviroMapper is a tool that allows users to map various types of environmental information, including air releases, drinking water, toxic releases, hazardous wastes, water discharge permits and Superfund sites. Maps are linked to environmental text reports.
  • Facility Registry System (FRS) is a centrally managed database that identifies facilities, sites or places subject to environmental regulations or of environmental interest.  
  • My Environment is a web-based tool that features a wide range of information about environmental conditions in an area of your choice. This tool integrates EPA and other resources through a single mash-up display of environmental information, e.g. MyAir, MyWater, MyHealth.
  • My Right-To-Know (MyRtk) App: a website designed for mobile devices that lets users locate and learn about industrial facilities that use or manufacture toxic chemicals that are regulated under air, water, or hazardous waste environmental laws. myRTK primarily presents Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) chemical release and waste management information.
  • The Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), working in partnership with EPA regional offices, state governments, tribal governments and other federal agencies, ensures compliance with the nation's environmental laws. Find OECA contacts by topic if you have further questions.
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