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  • Solid Waste Violation
    Solid Waste Program

    This program investigates citizen complaints and referrals from DEM relating to medical and solid waste and performs compliance monitoring of medical waste generators.

  • Illegal OWTS
    OWTS Program

    This program investigates citizen complaints and referrals from DEM divisions and offices relating to onsite wastewater treatment disposal (septic systems or cesspools).

  • Lead Paint
    Air Pollution Program

    This program investigates citizen complaints and referrals from DEM divisions and offices relating to visible emissions, odors, fugitive dust and exterior lead paint removal

  • Illegal Wetland Alteration
    Freshwater Wetland Program

    This program investigates citizen complaints and referrals from DEM divisions and offices relating to freshwater wetlands.

Overview

The OC&I is responsible for the regulatory enforcement activities related to Air, Waste, and Water. The OC&I investigates complaints and suspected violations of environmental laws and regulations and performs compliance monitoring of regulated activities. The OC&I coordinates with other DEM divisions and offices regarding their compliance monitoring of regulated, permitted or licensed activities and facilities. Compliance with environmental laws, rules, regulations, permits and licenses is enforced through both informal and formal enforcement actions. Formal enforcement includes orders and assessment of penalties that are subject to appeal and enforceable through the courts.

The OC&I has eight internal programs to carry out the functions and responsibilities assigned as listed below:

  • Air Pollution - This program investigates citizen complaints and referrals from DEM divisions and offices relating to visible emissions, odors, fugitive dust and exterior lead paint removal and performs compliance monitoring of exterior lead paint removal activities and businesses/facilities with a history of noncompliance.
  • Dam Safety - This program investigates citizen complaints relating to, and performs compliance monitoring inspections of, dams whose failure could cause loss of life or significant property damage.
  • Freshwater Wetlands - This program investigates citizen complaints and referrals from DEM divisions and offices relating to freshwater wetlands.
  • Onsite Wastewater Treatment Disposal - This program investigates citizen complaints and referrals from DEM divisions and offices relating to onsite wastewater treatment disposal (septic systems or cesspools).
  • Hazardous Waste - This program investigates citizen complaints and referrals from DEM divisions and offices relating to hazardous waste and performs compliance monitoring of hazardous waste generators.
  • Medical/Solid Waste - This program investigates citizen complaints and referrals from DEM relating to medical waste and solid waste and performs compliance monitoring of medical waste generators.
  • Underground Storage Tanks - This program investigates citizen complaints and referrals from DEM divisions and offices relating to underground storage tanks and performs compliance monitoring of underground storage tanks.
  • Water Pollution - This program investigates citizen complaints and referrals from DEM divisions and offices relating to surface water and groundwater.

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