Researchers can find information by a specific facility, by a particular location and by type of regulation. The maps include state level data from the last five years and provide information including the number of completed inspections, types of violations found, enforcement actions taken, and penalties assessed by state. Below is an overview of Clean Water Act regulatory oversight activities in the state of Maryland.
In general, ECHO provides access to data on: (1) the occurrence of a monitoring event, such as an inspection/evaluation or a self-report; (2) the determination of a violation (non-compliance with environmental regulation); (3) the occurrence of a government enforcement action to address violations; and (4) penalties associated with enforcement actions. The time period of data displayed in the different ECHO interfaces and reports varies, generally 3- 5 years, with downloadable datasets offering more years of data for advanced users.