CalEPA Environmental Complaint Form

CalEPA Environmental Complaint Form

If you have observed any activity, conduct or physical evidence you suspect to be illegal or unauthorized or have knowledge of suspected illegal or unauthorized conduct impacting, or threatening to impact, California’s environment or the public health, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) would like to know about it. Please use this Environmental Complaint Form to provide all the details you know and submit the same to CalEPA.

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CalEPA Complaints Staff Only:

If you are a member of CalEPA's Complaints Staff and need to enter a complaint on behalf of a member of the public, please log in first:  

Authorized CalEPA Complaints Staff may access the CalEPA Environmental Complaint Form - Tracking and Maintenance pages here (log in required):  



If this is an emergency, please dial 911 immediately.

Is this an emergency?  Yes  No

Is this a spill?  Yes  No

Your Information:

Do you wish your identity to be kept confidential?  Yes  No    

Check here if you wish to receive information about CalEPA's handling of this complaint.
(Be sure to give us a way to contact you.)  Yes  No

City:    State:    ZIP Code: 
Phone Number:
If you work for a governmental entity outside of Ca/EPA and are making a formal agency referral to CalEPA, please provide your information below.
Referring External Agency Outside CalEPA (If Applicable):
Name of Person from Referring External Agency (If Applicable):

Complaint Information:

Complaint Location

Provide information about the complaint. If you do not know the address, please provide a description of the location (like: "corner of 1st St. and River Blvd."). Note: Please do not include the full text of your complaint here. We will ask you for that in "Complaint Description" below.

City:  , CA   ZIP Code: 

Responsible Party

Provide information about the facility, company or person who is allegedly responsible for this problem.

Responsible Person:
Company Name:
Check here if address is the same as above.
City:    State:    ZIP Code: 
Phone Number:

Complaint Type

Complaint Related To:  (Click category name for more information.)
Air  Solid Waste  Pesticides  Toxic Substances  Water  Prop. 65 

Complaint Date

Date of Occurrence:  calendar icon Approximate Time: 
Ongoing Occurrence?  Yes  No  Unknown

Complaint Description

Please describe complaint (What happened, what materials or substances were involved, how much is involved, where did the materials or substances go, who else have you reported this to and what was the outcome? Provide any information that will help our inspectors determine the most timely and effective response. Text only.):


Last updated: June 2, 2014
California Environmental Protection Agency,
General Public Contact, (916) 323-2514