Report Environmental Violations

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Use this 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. More Information. Please provide as much information as you can in the form below. Asterisks (*) indicate required fields.

If you are seeing an environmental event that may lead to an immediate threat to human health or the environment, call 911, then report it to the National Response Center  at: 1-800-424-8802. Learn the difference between a possible violation and an emergency.


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Basic Violation Information

Violation Location

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Violation Characterization

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The tampering, misrepresentation, or otherwise altering of documents, permits, certifications, or any other records required by environmental statutes and/or regulations.

Reporter Contact Information

You are not required to provide your contact information in order for EPA to review your tip or complaint. However, if you do not provide contact information, EPA may be unable to contact you for additional information that may be needed to determine whether or not an investigation is warranted. If you do provide contact information, this information may be used to initiate follow-up communications with you and may be shared by EPA with appropriate administrative, law enforcement, and judicial entities engaged in investigating or adjudicating the tip or complaint. Please review the EPA Web Privacy Policy for more information.

I understand that I am providing the information in this tip or complaint to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a federal agency with the authority to investigate and seek penalties for certain violations of law. I understand that any information I provide in this tip or complaint must be true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I also understand that EPA may review any information provided in this tip or complaint to determine whether or not an investigation into the matter is warranted.

OMB Control No. 2020-0032

OMB Control No. 2020-0032

The public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average ½ hour per response. Send comments on the Agency's need for this information, the accuracy of the provided burden estimates, and any suggested methods for minimizing respondent burden, including through the use of automated collection techniques to the Director, Collection Strategies Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2822T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20460. Include the OMB control number in any correspondence. Do not send the completed form to this address.