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

Roanoke Chemical Distributor Sentenced for Illegally Storing and Transporting Hazardous Waste. September 16, 2016. More Information...

Clark Summit Man And Engineering Firm Indicted For Violations Of Clean Water Act And Tampering With Government Witness. September 7, 2016. More Information...

District of Columbia Man Pleads Guilty to Improperly Removing Asbestos from Historic Building. September 7, 2016. More Information...

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 6 Explo Company Officials for Offenses related to Camp Minden, Louisiana Ammunition Disposal. August 31, 2016. More Information...

Former Owner of American Waste, Inc. Sentenced to 18 Months Imprisonment for Illegal Dumping.  August 12, 2016.  More Information...

Tampa Man Sentenced for Disposing Human Waste Into A Stream.  August 10, 2016.  More Information...

Indianapolis Contractor Prosecuted for Illegal Asbestos Removal.  August 10, 2016.  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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