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

Company to Pay $9.5 Million for False Reporting of Safety Inspections and Clean Water Act Violations that Led to Explosion in Gulf of Mexico. February 23, 2017. More Information...

Florida Man Pleads Guilty in Wire Fraud Case Related to Falsified Water Testing in Dale County.  February 17, 2017 . More Information...

East Bay Chemical Company and Owner Indicted for Illegal Transportation and Smuggling of Hazardous Materials. February 17, 2017. More Information...

St. Lawrence County Auto Dealership And Employee Convicted For Burial Of Hazardous Waste.  February 15, 2017.  More Information...

New Hartford Company to Pay $200K Fine for Failing to Report Clean Air Act Violations to EPA. January 19, 2017. More Information...

Louisiana company to pay $1.2 million for discharge of pollutants into the Vermilion River. January 24, 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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