Region 8 Compliance Assistance
Compliance assistance is one of four tools that EPA uses for promoting or addressing compliance with environmental laws and regulations. It includes activities, tools or technical assistance that helps the regulated community understand and meet its obligations under environmental laws and regulations or assists other compliance assistance providers in their efforts. The others are compliance monitoring, compliance incentives and enforcement. Compliance assistance advances regulatory compliance, as well as recommends to the regulated community cost-effective ways to comply with regulations.
Are you looking for an answer to an environmental question?
Do you want to report an environmental problem you have seen or heard about?
Is there something you read about EPA or saw on our web site that you want to explore further?
The Information Center is a good place to start! We have people that can answer your question or direct you to a source that can help you.
Information you can use
- Sector notebooks
- CA by statute
- CA Centers
- Financing for CA
- Small Business CA
- OECA National Priorities
- FAQs about compliance assistance
- Tribal Portal
The Sector Notebook series is a unique set of profiles containing information for specific industries and governments. Unlike other resource materials, which are organized by air, water and land pollutants, the Notebooks provide a holistic approach by integrating processes, applicable regulations and other relevant environment information.
CA by statute
These pages serve as portals for compliance information by statute: the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and others. They provide access to statute-specific environmental compliance assistance information. They provide links to documents, tools and information about complying with environmental requirements.
Compliance Assistance Centers help businesses, local governments, and federal facilities understand and comply with federal environmental requirements and save money through pollution prevention techniques. (www.epa.gov/compliance/assistance/centers/index.html)
Financing for CA
In the next twenty years cities, counties and tribes will need to spend billions of dollars to improve capital assets and remain in compliance with federal environmental laws. New technologies and asset management techniques may help local governments create a plan to finance major capital assets, ensure compliance with environmental statutes and regulations and minimize health and environmental risks. More information on Financing for CA.
Small Business CA
A wide range of resources are available to help small businesses learn about environmental compliance and take advantage of the Small Business Compliance Policy.
OECA National Priorities
EPA's national enforcement and compliance assurance program is characterized by its multi-media scope and breadth. The national program is responsible for maximizing compliance with 10 distinct federal environmental statutes dealing with prevention and control of air pollution, water pollution, hazardous waste, toxic substances, and pesticides.
An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency.
The American Indian Environmental Office developed this tribal portal to assist tribes and the public locate tribal related information within EPA and other government agencies.
Region 8 Compliance Assistance Contacts
Region 8 Compliance Assistance Coordinator, Olive Hofstader, 303-312-6467