The FY 2005 Guide to Calculating Environmental Benefits of Enforcement Cases: FY 2005 CCDS Update can be found at:
The case conclusion data sheet (CCDS) is a tool used to capture relevant information on results and environmental benefits of concluded enforcement cases including pollutant reduction benefits. EPA implemented the CCDS in FY 1996. CCDS information must be provided whenever any formal enforcement case is concluded. For civil judicial cases, the information is reported when a consent decree, court order, or judgment is entered (not lodged). For administrative cases, information is reported when an administrative order or final agreement is signed (usually by the Regional Administrator) and issued. To ensure good data quality, some Regions will not sign off on an Administrative Consent Agreement unless the CCDS is attached and has been reviewed.
During 1999-2000, EPA assessed the quality and completeness of the data being provided by the CCDS form and identified areas for improvement. As part of this effort, OECA developed a training booklet and course to help explain the underlying value of the data provided by the CCDS and to provide methodologies for regional staff to use in developing pollutant reductions for various types of cases. In November 2000, OECA published the Case Conclusion Data Sheet Training Booklet and Quick Guide for Case Conclusion Data Sheet and then conducted CCDS training the following year at each EPA Regional office.
The booklet again was updated in FY 2005 Guide to Calculating Environmental Benefits of Enforcement Cases: FY 2005 CCDS Update. The booklet has been revised to address suggestions and input collected from the regional training courses conducted in 2001 and to incorporate additional pollutant reduction calculation methodologies and policies that have been developed since that time. You can find the FY 2005 booklet on EPA's intranet at the above URL.