APHIS Overall Enforcement Summary

APHIS Overall Enforcement Summary

In 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 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Cases Initiated

2,743

1,922

2154
Warnings

792

801

1320
Settlement Agreements

1,702

431

458
Stipulated Penalties Assessed

$1,194,688

$619,117

$728,602
Non-Monetary Stipulations

9

7

5
Referrals to OGC 129 (alleged violators)

88 (cases)
160 (alleged violators)

76 (cases)
87 (alleged violators)


67 (cases)   
Administrative Complaints

81

64

48
Administrative Decisions

173

49

80
Civil Penalties Assessed

$1,014,111

$78,550

$3,914,999
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