How do I report a violation of environmental regulations?
You can use the Report an Environmental Violation Web page to report what appears to you as a possible violation of environmental laws and regulations. Information you submit will be forwarded to EPA environmental enforcement personnel or to the appropriate regulatory authority.
Report an Environmental Violation
If you are witnessing an environmental event that may lead to imminent threat to human health or the environment, call the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802.
To learn about the types of activities that might be considered an environmental violation and when something might be an environmental emergency, visit EPA's Environmental Violations page, http://www.epa.gov/epahome/violations.htm
State and local governments have responsibility for enforcing most environmental laws in the area where you live. You can locate these government offices through your telephone directory. In most communities, the responsible agency is the city or county health department. At the state level, an environmental agency carries out the pollution control laws, whereas an agriculture agency often handles regulation of pesticides.
State Environmental Agencies
If these sources can't help you, contact your regional EPA office.
For a listing of the EPA Regions please view this Web site and click on the "Regional Offices" link: http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa
You can locate the mailing address, email, and contact information for each region here: http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/mailing-addresses-and-phone-numbers#regional
Additional information about violations can be found on the Enforcement and Compliance History Online or the Environmental Justice Geographic Assessment Tool.
The Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) tool provides specific facility compliance information, http://www.epa-echo.gov/echo
The EJView a is mapping tool that allows users to create maps and generate detailed reports based on the geographic areas and data sets they choose. http://epamap14.epa.gov/ejmap/entry.html
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