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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

Volkswagen Senior Manager Sentenced to 84 Months in Prison for Role in Conspiracy to Cheat U.S. Emissions Tests. December 6, 2016. More Information...

Saltwater Disposal Well Operators Sentenced on Multiple Felony Charges in Connection with Operation of Well. November 27, 2017. More Information...

Terminix Companies Sentenced for Applying Restricted-Use Pesticide to Residences in the U.S. Virgin Islands. November 20, 3017. More Information...

Environmental Training Instructor who Falsely Certified Asbestos Abatement Courses is Sentenced. November 15, 2017. More Information...

Texas Man Charged with Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice, Making False Documents and False Statements in Relation to Oil Platform Explosion. October 12, 2017. More Information...

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Environmental Crimes in Wilmington. October 12, 2017. 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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