- the specific authority in the environmental statutes (e.g., CAA, CWA, etc.) that enable EPA and the States to conduct inspections, evaluations, investigations, off-site record reviews and information requests
- providing the ability to the Regions to specify the statutory sections inspected, evaluated or monitored
- the recognition that there is no presumption that violations of statutory provisions exist when these activities are being conducted
In contrast, the list of statutes/sections in the enforcement module is based on the statutes/sections of the law that the regulated entity has violated or is alleged to have violated.