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.
Who should I contact about environmental issues?
Report an environmental emergency online through the National Response Center (NRC), or call the NRC at 1-800-424-8802 or 1-202-267-2675. If you see something that immediately threatens public health or the environment, report it as an emergency first, and then report it as a possible violation.
What department deals with environmental issues?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for the protection of human health and the environment.
What happens when you report someone to the EPA?
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.
Who is responsible for environmental compliance?
Enforcing environmental laws is a central part of EPA’s Strategic Plan to protect human health and the environment. EPA works to ensure compliance with environmental requirements. When warranted, EPA will take civil or criminal enforcement action against violators of environmental laws.
How do you report environmental abuse and violations?
All complaints / environmental crimes / incidents may be reported to: Law.email@example.com or reported on the 24 hour toll-free Incidents Hotline at 0800 205 005.
How do you report an environmental incident in the workplace?
Contact the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on 1300 361 967 to report problems or incidents involving:
- Threatened or endangered animals and plants.
- Illegal native vegetation clearing.
- Destruction of Aboriginal artefacts or sites.
What does the environmental agency do?
Purpose. The Environment Agency’s stated purpose is, “to protect or enhance the environment, taken as a whole” so as to promote “the objective of achieving sustainable development” (taken from the Environment Act 1995, section 4). Protection of the environment relates to threats such as flood and pollution.
How would you report on an environmental incident?
Call 000 to report major pollution incidents
As first responders, Fire and Rescue NSW, the NSW Police and the NSW Ambulance Service are responsible for controlling and containing incidents.
What is an EPA violation?
Illegal disposal of hazardous waste. Export of hazardous waste without the permission of the receiving country. Illegal discharge of pollutants to a water of the United States. … Tampering with a drinking water supply. Mail fraud/Wire fraud.
What is civil enforcement for environmental regulations?
Civil enforcement involves EPA or state-initiated legal action to compel compliance with federal law and may involve fines or penalties leveled against private parties. Criminal enforcement involves criminal investigation and prosecution of deliberate and/or severe violations of federal environmental law.
Which legislation holds current owners responsible for environmental violations?
Which legislation holds current owners responsible for environmental violations committed by previous owners? master plan.