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The Southern District of California is geographically and biologically diverse, covering beaches, mountains,valleys and deserts. San Diego is home to more endangered species than any other county in the United States. This district is also home to diverse cultures, all of whom are entitled to enjoy a clean environment. Protecting our local environmental resources makes our region healthier and stronger, and increases the quality of life for all residents.

Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Your reporting of public health and safety concerns supports environmental protection and environmental justice.

In the Southern District of California (San Diego county and Imperial County) 
Contact our office at: 

or Call 619-546-7432


Who to Contact:

If the violation impacts:

  • Air quality
  • Climate Change
  • Chemicals and Toxics
  • Health
  • Land, waste, and cleanup
  • Water
Report violations to the
Environmental Protection Agency at:

For air quality concerns in San Diego, contact the
San Diego County Air Pollution Control District
at 858-586-2650

For workplace conditions such as chemicals or noxious fumes:

Contact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) at: 1-800-321-6742 

For Wildlife:

Contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
at 1-800-344-9453

For the destruction of Wetlands:

Contact your local district branch of the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers’ Office at 1-800-832-7828

For medications, cosmetics, biological products, and other products for human consumption:

Contact the FDA at 1-888-463-6332

To report an Oil or Chemical Spill:

Contact the National Response Center at 1-800-424-88022

For hazardous materials complaints in San Diego, contact the
San Diego County Dept of Environmental Health Services
at 858-505-6657

For concerns about discriminatory environmental and health impacts caused by recipients of federal funds:

or Call 619-546-7432      


DOJ Civil Rights at 1-888-TITLE-06 (1-888-848-5306)

Acting US Attorney Randy S Grossman

Randy S. Grossman,
U.S. Attorney

"Our goal is to ensure that all our citizens share equally the right to clean air, clean water and a healthy environment.  Please help us reach that goal by reporting any issues in your neighborhood."


Other contact entities:

California EPA,
Environmental Justice, Tribal Affairs and
Border Relations

The U.S. Department of Justice enforces the Nation’s civil and criminal environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and hazardous waste laws. We also protect natural resources and handle cases relating to tribal rights and resources.

Working with our U.S. Department of Justice partners, the U.S. Attorney’s Office seeks to secure environmental justice for all communities, to ensure that everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to a healthy environment in which to live, learn, play and work.