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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

House Painting Company Pleads Guilty to Illegal Lead-Based Paint Removal. November 19, 2019. More Information...

Biodiesel Fuel Dealer Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud after Grossly Inflating Expenses. October 22, 2019. More Information...

Sentencing for Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent who Knowingly Allowed Untreated Sewage into Lake Ontario.  October 2, 2019. More Information...

Project Manager Convicted after Explosion at Oil Processing Facility in Wilbaux Montana. October 3, 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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