IEc developed and regularly conducts a variety of in-person and internet (webinar)
based training programs to assist U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regional offices, as well as state and local government
agencies, in establishing penalties for environmental enforcement actions. The training
specifically focuses on use of five EPA computer models
that are a basis for establishing
the economic benefit that a violator may have obtained through noncompliance (BEN); the
ability of a violator to pay a penalty or for clean-up expenditures (ABEL, MUNIPAY and
INDIPAY); and to estimate the present value cost of supplemental environmental projects (PROJECT).
For each of these models, IEc has developed training materials and sample problems that
instruct personnel in the proper application of the models, financial analysis techniques,
and negotiating strategies. IEc provides continuing support through a Helpline that it maintains
under contract to EPA.