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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

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to Plead Guilty to Clean Water Act Violations. November 18, 2020. More Information...

Pesticide Smuggler Convicted by Federal Jury. November 5, 2020. More Information...

Former Sioux City Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor Sentenced for Violating the Clean Water Act. November 9, 2020. More Information...

Managers Of Queens Business Charged with Selling Ineffective Covid-19 Air Sanitizer. November 10, 2020. 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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