The primary goal of the department’s compliance and enforcement teams is to achieve regulatory compliance with environmental laws. The department will use formal enforcement actions to resolve outstanding non-compliance that could not be resolved through the informal conference, conciliation and persuasion process. Formal enforcement actions include, but are not limited to, suspending or revoking a permit, Abatement/Administrative Orders, and Abatement/Administrative Orders on Consent. These actions typically require the responsible party to implement a schedule for achieving compliance at the facility or site and may require payment of a penalty, cost recovery, or damage amounts assessed for the violations. Search through enforcement action types and area of focus below.