and/or Corps Office of Counsel (OC) declines to take action. It is not necessary for the regulatory element to inquire on each and every case. Cases may be closed where it is known that DOJ, USEPA, and/or OC have not pursued this type of case in the past [33 CFR 326.5(e)].
Other Resolution (“OTHER”). Enter by authority, the total number of activities that do not result in an enforcement case but require an initial investigation, such as no jurisdiction, work covered by an existing authorization, or discretionary closure by the Corps. This data element is also used to correct any errors made in the previous quarterly report.
“Total”. QPDS generates by authority, the number of UA cases resolved at the end of the quarter. This figure is calculated using the data from A–3: 5(a) through 5(h). To check your input use the formula: i=(c+ d+e+f+g+h).
“Pending”. QPDS generates by authority, the number of UA cases unresolved at the end of the quarter. This figure is calculated using the data from A–3: 5(a) through 5(i). To check your input use the formula: j= [(a+b)−i]. Pending files include those submitted to DOJ, USEPA, or OC for legal action that have not been closed.
“UA Site Visits”. Enter the total number of on-site visits made in conjunction with a reported or on-going enforcement action. This includes all site visits made in connection with enforcement actions. Multiple visits to a single site are entered separately. Documentation of each visit must be made in writing. This data element does not include verified JDs/wetland delineations, which should be entered in paragraph A –3, 3(g), or 3(h).
“UAs Detected by COE”. Enter the number of UAs detected by the Corps. This number will constitute part of the total in data element A–3, 5(b). The number is not limited to those detected by Corps regulatory personnel, but includes all actions detected by any Corps personnel.
“Carryover”. QPDS generates the total number of noncompliance (NC) cases unresolved by using data from the previous quarter. If errors were made in the previous quarter corrections will be made using the “Minor Resolution ” data element of the current quarter.
Compliance Inspections (“Comp Insp”). Enter the total number of compliance inspections conducted during the quarter. This includes only the inspection of permitted activities. Multiple visits to the same site are entered separately. Documentation of each visit must be made in writing.
Noncompliance (“Noncom”). Enter the total number of inspections that resulted in a determination of NC with the terms and/or conditions of a permit.
“MOD”. Enter the total number of NC cases resolved through modification of the permit.