Frequent Questions

How do I submit a tip or complaint or report a violation?

To file a tip/complaint or report a potential environmental violation, please complete the "Report an Environmental Violation." Tips and complaints entered through this mechanism are reviewed by environmental enforcement personnel.  

Many enforcement actions originate from information provided by the public. Not all environmental violations break federal laws. EPA works closely with state, local and tribal authorities to protect the environment. If we are unable to address your problem at the federal level, we will pass the information along to a state, tribal, or local authority.

What NOT to report to EPA as a possible environmental violation.

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