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Enforcement

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

Pennsylvania Biofuel Owners Found Guilty of Tax and False Statements Conspiracy. April 24, 2019. More Information...

Total Reclaim Executives Sentenced to 28 Months Imprisonment and Near $1M Fine. April 23, 2019. More Information...

Midwest Biodiesel Products Owner Sentenced to 1 Year Imprisonment and $531,947 Fine. April 18, 2019. More Information...

Recycling Executive Sentenced to 3 Years Imprisonment for E-Waste Crime. April 12, 2019. More Information...

Hampshire County Man Admits to Dumping Untreated Sewage from Treatment Plant into Potomac River. April 3, 2019. More Information...

New Haven Property Owners Who Illegally Removed Asbestos are Sentenced. April 1, 2019. 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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