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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

Colorado Business Owner Pleads Guilty to $7 Million Biodiesel Tax Credit Fraud Scheme. August 8, 2018. More Information...

Indictment: Terminix Employee Charged with Illegally Applying Pesticides Containing Methyl Bromide to Residences in St. John, St. Croix, and St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. August 3, 2018.  More Information...

Mora Development Sentenced To Pay A Fine Of $3 Million For Violation Of The Clean Water Act. August 2, 2018. More Information...

Three Companies, Including “Crystal Geyser,” Charged with Illegally Transporting Hazardous Waste Containing Arsenic. July 19, 2018. 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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