Customized Updates on Local Regulatory Enforcement & Compliance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced a new web tool, called “ECHO Notify,” that empowers members of the public to stay informed about important environmental enforcement and compliance activities in their communities. Through ECHO Notify, users can sign up to receive weekly emails when new information is available within the selected geographic area, such as when a violation or enforcement action has taken place at a nearby facility. 

ECHO Notify provides information on all USEPA enforcement and compliance activities as well as activities of State and local governments under the Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Clean Air Act.  

The USEPA prepared a video to provide an overview of ECHO Notify and explain how to use the application.  The video can be viewed here, ECHO Tutorial: Intro to ECHO Notify.

Visitors to the ECHO Notify homepage who wish to receive email updates should take the following steps: 

  1. Create an account.
  2. Select a geographic area and/or facility ID(s).
  3. Choose the type of compliance and enforcement information of interest.
  4. Enter an email address.
  5. Click “subscribe.”

Once subscribed, users will receive an automated email containing new information from the prior weeklong period. If no new information is available, no email will be sent. Email notifications include links for users to view additional information on ECHO, including a link to each facility’s Detailed Facility Report. Users can easily update their notification selections or unsubscribe at any time. You can find ECHO Notify on the USEPA website.