Enforcement

Criminal Enforcement

Official Seal for the Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and TrainingEPA'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

Webster County Kentucky, Business Owner Sentenced For Negligent Violation Of The Clean Air Act. December 2, 2016. More Information...

Three Sentenced for Role in Defrauding Biodiesel Purchasers and Shareholders. December 2, 2016. More Information...

Florida Keys Boat Lift Installation Company and South Florida Resident Sentenced in Connection with Rivers and Harbors Act Violations. November 30, 2016. More Information...

Former Long Beach Firefighter Pleads Guilty to Underground Disposal of Sewage. November 10, 2016. More Information...

Two Florida Men Sentenced to Over Ten Years in Prison for Multi-State Biofuel Fraud Scheme. November 8, 2016. More Information...

Ship’s Owner/Operator to Pay $1.3 Million plus $200,000 Community Service Payment for Violating Pollution Laws, Falsifying Records and Scheming to Defraud. 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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