The EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) assists with pollution problems that impact American communities through vigorous civil and criminal enforcement. Our enforcement activities target the most serious water, air and chemical hazards. OECA works with EPA regional offices, and in partnership with state and tribal governments, and other federal agencies to enforce the nation’s environmental laws.

As a component of the EPA OECA department, the EPA Compliance Assistance centers help businesses, colleges and universities, local governments, tribes and federal facilities understand and comply with environmental requirements and save money through pollution prevention techniques. This page is a gateway to industry and statute-specific environmental resources, from extensive web-based information to hotlines and compliance assistance specialists.

The Compliance Assistance Centers offer easy access to plain-language materials and other resources on environmental compliance through:

  • websites targeted to industry and government sectors
  • “ask the expert”
  • email
  • Next Generation Compliance
  • State Resource Locators that offer state-specific environmental compliance information for a wide range of topics.