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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.