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  1. Annual Results
  2. How can I get additional information on a particular enforcement case and facility on the Annual Results map?
  3. What do the Annual Results maps allow me to do?
  4. When reviewing a particular environmental enforcement action, why does the information provided in the ECHO Case Report sometimes differ from the EPA Press Release?
  5. How did EPA determine which environmental enforcement actions were displayed on the Air, Water, Waste and Chemical Annual Results maps?
  6. What information do the Annual Results maps display?
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  1. Careers
  2. Where can I learn more about compliance and enforcement employment opportunities at EPA?
  3. I am interested in becoming a Special Agent, what are the qualifications to become one?
  1. Clean Air Act
  2. Is there a regulatory citation that makes a distinction between inside and outside of warranty for installing aftermarket parts?
  1. Cleanup Enforcement
  2. Superfund Are there liability protections for lessees of contaminated property?
  3. Brownfields and Land Revitalization Are there liability protections for lessees of contaminated property?
  4. Superfund Can EPA choose not to pursue certain potentially responsible parties (PRPs)?
  5. Superfund Can states and local governments be liable under Superfund?
  6. Brownfields and Land Revitalization Can states and local governments be liable under Superfund?
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  1. Compliance
  2. DMR-QA Am I required to participate in this DMR-QA Study?
  3. Air Facility Systems Are all records reported on in the validation report exported?
  4. DMR-QA Can I use a Water Pollution (WP) Study to satisfy DMR-QA requirements?
  5. Woodstoves How do I identify an EPA-certified wood stove?
  6. Air Facility Systems How do I link actions using the UI?
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  1. Criminal Enforcement
  2. Can individuals be compensated for providing information to the government about potential violations?
  1. Data Requests
  2. Where can I obtain EPA compliance and enforcement data?
  1. Environmental Justice
  2. Are there any publicly available tools for looking at the health and demographic data around a specific location?
  3. How Can You Work With Communities?
  4. How did the Environmental Justice Movement Arise?
  5. How does EPA assist communities to address Environmental Justice concerns?
  6. How Does EPA define Environmental Justice?
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  1. Fuel Waivers
  2. .1 What is a fuels waiver?
  3. .2 Who can issue a fuels waiver?
  4. .3 When can a fuels waiver be issued?
  5. .4 What fuels requirements may be affected by a fuels waiver, and how does a waiver help a fuel shortage?
  6. .5 Can a state grant a waiver of a state implementation plan (SIP) fuels program without EPA involvement?
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  1. General Enforcement Questions
  2. What is a Notice of Violation (NOV)?
  3. How are enforcement initiatives selected?
  4. What are national enforcement initiatives?
  5. How does the environmental enforcement and compliance process work?
  6. How do EPA, the states and tribes work together to enforce environmental laws and promote compliance?
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  1. ICIS
  2. Website/Internet/Browser After I register for a new account, set up my password and receive my confirmation email that my account is ready to use, the hyperlink to NetDMR does not work. What should I do?
  3. General Are there conditions where the user cannot delete a record?
  4. Website/Internet/Browser Are there keyboard shortcuts for the various mouse clicks?
  5. General As a citizen, I would like to know if the facilities in my neighborhood are in compliance.
  6. Permits Can a GPCF (General Permit Covered Facility) have a different effective date or expiration date than the MGP (Master General Permit)?
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  1. Mold
  2. Are there Federal regulations or standards regarding mold?
  3. Can mold cause health problems?
  4. How can I tell if I have a mold problem?
  5. What is mold?
  6. Where can I find more information about mold?
  1. National Enforcement Training Institute (NETI)
  2. What will happen to my NETI Online transcript?
  3. How will students register for courses on the new NETI eLearning Center?
  4. What will happen to my NETI Online user name and password? Will they be needed for the new Learning Management System (LMS)?
  5. What happened to the course content currently hosted on NETI Online?
  6. How will students access new eLearning courses?
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  1. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  2. Can you summarize the NEPA process?
  3. How does implementation of NEPA work?
  4. What are NEPA's requirements?
  5. What are the components of an Environmental Assessment (EA) or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)?
  6. What are the roles of federal agencies in the NEPA process?
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  1. NPDES e-Reporting Rule
  2. Economic Analysis Who will finance the change from paper data entry to electronic for the small dischargers?
  3. Economic Analysis Which 9 states were surveyed for the economic analysis?
  4. Economic Analysis How much will be saved under the Rule?
  5. Implementation Plan Would a state that administers its own PDES (Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) program, such as Kentucky (KPDES), follow the same timeline of implementation or would they need to promulgate their own programs that follow the national program?
  6. Implementation Plan Why is implementation starting so soon after the promulgation of the Final Rule?
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  1. Pesticide Producers
  2. Custom Blending Do I need to register and file an annual report if my establishment custom blends pesticides?
  3. General Information How can I get assistance in completing my application or report?
  4. Reporting How do I inactivate my establishment number if I no longer produce pesticides?
  5. Registration How do I register as a pesticide-producing and device-producing establishment?
  6. General Information How do I update my company or establishment's information?
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  1. Report a Violation
  2. Can individuals be compensated for providing information to the government about potential violations?
  3. How do I submit a tip or complaint or report a violation?
  4. I reported a tip/violation and no one has contacted me. How can I get a status on the tip I submitted?

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