Are you concerned about an environmental situation within your community but don’t know where to go for answers? Learn more:
1. What is an Environmental violation?
An environmental violation occurs when an activity or an existing condition does not comply with an environmental law or regulation. Environmental violations can include (but are not limited to):
- smoke or other emissions from local industrial facilities;
- tampering with emission control or air conditioning systems in automobiles;
- improper treatment, storage, or disposal of hazardous wastes;
- exceedances of pollutant limits at publicly-owned wastewater treatment plants;
- unpermitted dredging or filling of waters and wetlands;
- any unpermitted industrial activity; or
- late-night dumping or any criminal activity including falsifying reports or other documents.
2. How are my information handled?
Every report sent to us is documented. Each report is reviewed and sent to the appropriate unit/division for analysis and further investigation. You may be contacted for further clarification on the report.
3. Where do I report a possible violation of environmental laws or regulations?