New ECHO Features Released

The Enforcement and Compliance History On-line (ECHO) site managed by EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) has just released updated features that will allow easier access to data on violations, enforcement actions, and other facility information.  The new version of ECHO is available now and includes the specific enhancements described below:

ECHO facility searches are more powerful with new features added based upon user requests. On the Water facility search:

  • Search for facilities by entering a partial permit ID number.
  • Search for facilities that have had a specific pollutant in violation under the Clean Water Act.
  • Find facilities that discharge pollutants potentially contributing to a waterbody impairment.
  • Add information on annual pollutant loading amounts to Water search results.

Other enhancements include:

  • All facility searches now allow users the ability to search for facilities by partial program ID numbers and to more easily use autocomplete functionality to populate many search options.
  • Search for facilities that have never been inspected/evaluated under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, or Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
  • Search for Air or Hazardous Waste facilities that have reported Risk Management Plans under the Clean Air Act.
  • Additional water quality data is displayed on the Detailed Facility Report.
  • An ECHO Tool Guide provides tips on which tools to use for specific analyses.

More enhancements are planned for later this fall.