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Criminal Enforcement

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EPA's criminal enforcement program focuses on criminal conduct that threatens people's health and the environment.  It was established in 1982 and granted full law enforcement authority by congress in 1988. We enforce the nations laws by investigating cases, collecting evidence, conducting forensic analyses and providing legal guidance to assist with prosecutions. 

Recent Criminal Headlines and Activity

Texas Man Charged with Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice, Making False Documents and False Statements in Relation to Oil Platform Explosion. October 12, 2017. More Information...

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Environmental Crimes in Wilmington. October 12, 2017. More Information...

Tyson Poultry Pleads Guilty to Clean Water Act Violations in Connection with Discharge of Acidic Feed Supplement. September 27, 2017.  More Information...

Owner And Manager Of Plymouth Environmental Company Charged In Fraud Conspiracy Related To Disposal Of Toxic Chemicals.  September 20, 2017. More Information...

Cleveland Man Sentenced to Nearly Three Years in Prison for Illegal Demolition of Former Factory.  September 21, 2017.  More Information...

Stark County man sentenced to more than three years in prison for dumping wastewater in Tuscarawas River. September 5, 2017. More Information

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Reporting Violations, Fugitives Information and Email Alerts

Click the appropriate links below for information on reporting environmental violations, viewing and reporting EPA fugitives information and signing up for criminal enforcement bulletins and alerts.

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