Investigations & Enforcement Section
Programs administered by the Investigations and Enforcement Section (IES)
Investigate those matters involving unregulated entities where the allegation is indicative of criminal activity and/or the investigation is expected to be demanding and complex. The IES does not normally take a lead role in matters concerning confined animal facilities, sewage spills, or facilities that are regulated by site specific permit. The degree of involvement by the IES in those types of matters is dependent upon need and resources.
The majority of enforcement matters conducted by the IES are pursued administratively. Enforcement matters may also be pursued through the offices of District Attorneys, the State Attorney General, and the US Attorney General.
ADVISE, ASSIST, AND COORDINATE INVESTIGATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT:
The section is responsible for coordinating, advising, and assisting other sections within the office in investigative and enforcement matters. The purpose in doing so is to ensure that enforcement activities are consistent, predictable, and fair.
ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME TASK FORCES:
Responsible for responding to all incidents involving the release of material that impact or threaten to impact waters of the state. Report a Spill