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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

Biodiesel Fuel Company Sentenced for Releasing More Than 45,000 Gallons of Wastewater into Arthur Kill. February 7, 2019. More Information...

Westlake Man Indicted on Unregulated Slaughterhouse Operation, Related Stream Pollution, EBT Fraud and Illegal Firearms Posession. January 22, 2019. More Information...

Power Plant Owner Pleads Guilty to Failing to Remove 224,000 Square Feet of Asbestos Before Demolishing Power Plant for Scrap Metal. January 29, 2019. More Information...

Hanover Man Sentenced for Dumping Truckloads of Untreated Sewage into West Virginia's Little Huff Creek. January 16, 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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