ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME UNIT
To report environmental crimes call:
The County Attorney Environmental Unit is responsible for the prosecution of environmental polluters.
The goal is to apprehend and prosecute individuals engaged in illegal dumping, trash burning and other misdemeanor environmental crimes with the cooperation of local and federal law enforcement agencies.
The Environmental Unit:
El Paso County residents are at risk for serious health problems caused by illegal dumping, polluted water and polluted air. The County Attorney's Office recognizes the severity of this problem and is active in the resolution of it. A full time Environmental Prosecutor is assigned by the County Attorney to prosecute misdemeanor environmental crimes, such as illegal dumping, illegal outdoor burning, water pollution, and public nuisances.
The Unit's goal is to prosecute violators of the Texas Health and Safety Code, Texas Water Code, and the Texas Clean Air Act. We seek to decrease environmental violations through increased prosecutions, to safeguard our community's health and precious natural resources.
The Environmental Prosecutor also participates in the following activities:
You are ultimately responsible for the disposal of your waste, even if you give it to someone else to dispose of it, or even if you tell them to dispose of your trash legally. You should do everything possible to see that your trash is legally disposed of. If you pay someone to haul your trash, you should obtain the following before the hauler receives the trash.
A signed statement from the hauler saying that the waste/trash will be disposed of legally; and the statement must include the hauler's valid Texas driver's license number.
Sewage Disposal Cases:
The goal is assist the El Paso On-Site Sewage Facility program (OSSF) in their prosecution of sewage disposal violations of the Texas Health and Safety Code and other related laws where the violation threatens to cause harm to the health and safety of the public.