APHIS Overall Enforcement Summary

APHIS Overall Enforcement Summary

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, IES opened 2154 cases; APHIS issued 1320 Official Warnings; 458 pre-litigation settlements resulting in the collection of $728,602 in stipulated penalties, and obtained administrative orders assessing $3,914,99 in civil penalties.  On average, IES completed cases in 384 days. (IES considers a case complete once it issues an official warning, issues a voluntary settlement and the recipient agrees to the settlement, finds there is not sufficient evidence to support enforcement action, or refers a case to OGC.)

Totals FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
(through 3rd quarter)
Cases Initiated

1,922

2,154 1,346
Warnings

801

1,320 438
Settlement Agreements

431

458 297
Stipulated Penalties Assessed

$619,117

$728,602 $484,199
Non-Monetary Stipulations

7

5 0
Referrals to OGC 160 (alleged violators)

76 (cases)
87 (alleged violators)

67 (cases)   

383 (alleged violators)

60 (cases)

Administrative Complaints

64

48 191
Administrative Decisions

49

80 78
Civil Penalties Assessed

$78,550

$3,914,999 $694,825
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