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AdministrationThe presidential administration that was in power for the given fiscal year.
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Civil Case Conclusions - Administrative
A case conclusion is the ending of a case by settlement or judgment (as opposed to the start of a case, its initiation). Administrative cases are cases brought before an administrative court, as opposed to judicial cases that are brought before a normal (circuit) court.
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Civil Case Conclusions - Judicial
A case conclusion is the ending of a case by settlement or judgment (as opposed to the start of a case, its initiation). Judicial cases are cases brought before a normal (circuit) court (as opposed to an administrative court).
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Civil Case Initiations - Judicial
A case initiation is the opening or beginning of a legal case (as opposed to the end of a case, its conclusion). Judicial cases are cases brought before a normal (circuit) court (as opposed to an administrative court). Judicial initiations are also called "judicial referrals" because they are referred to the Department of Justice.
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Civil Fines
Fines collected as a result administrative or civil judicial cases. These are strictly fines related to civil provisions of environmental laws, as opposed to criminal provisions.
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Civl Case Initiations - Administrative
A case initiation is the opening or beginning of a legal case (as opposed to the end of a case, its conclusion). Administrative cases are cases brought before an administrative court, as opposed to judicial cases that are brought before a normal (circuit) court.
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Compliance Costs
The estimated cost incurred by polluters and other violators to comply with EPA legal actions and directives. Compliance costs are also known as "injunctive relief."
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Criminal Case Initiations
Legal cases started (initiated) under criminal provisions of environmental laws. All criminal cases are judicial (as opposed to administrative) cases.
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Criminal Fines
Fines collected as a result of prosecution under criminal provisions of environmental laws (as opposed to civil provisions).
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Fiscal Year (FY)
The federal fiscal year begins October 1 and ends September 30. The calendar year it ends in is the year used to name the fiscal year.
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Inspections
Inspections are checks and tests undertaken by government officials (or contractors) to determine if regulated entities are in compliance with environmental laws. Inspections that find violations are often the starting point for legal cases against entities that are out of compliance.
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SourceThe document that is the source of the data.
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Source LinkA stable link to the document that is the source fo the data.
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Superfund Cleanup CostsMonetary commitments by responsible parties to cleanup contaminated sites.
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Supplemental Environmental Projects
Requirements, imposed on violators of environmental laws through orders or settlements, to fund projects to improve environmental or human health in affected communities.
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