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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

EPA and Law Enforcement Partners Announce Sentencing in Louisiana Explosive Waste Disposal Case. November 29, 2018. More Information...

Owners of Northwest’s Largest Electronics Recycling Firm Plead Guilty to Wire Fraud Conspiracy. November 16, 2018. More Information...

Two Bozeman men sentenced for discharging lead contaminated wastewater into public sewer system. November 16, 2018. More Information...

Former Central Kentucky Businessman Sentenced to 36 Months for The Illegal Transportation and Storage of Hazardous Waste. November 9, 2018. More Information...

Baker man and trucking company ordered to pay $1.29 million, face prison for fraud and violating laws regulating transporting hazardous materials. November 9, 2018. More Information...

Etcher Family Farms, LLC, Owner, and Employee Plead Guilty to Clean Water Act Violations. November 1, 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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