Report: Your Role in Protecting the Environment
Anyone can become an environmental watchdog by simply being aware of their surroundings. If you notice something that is worrying or troubling, it's important to speak up. As a watchdog, you have the power to inform the public about environmental issues. You can do this by reporting things like a sudden decrease in fish population, the possible excessive growth of algae, a harmful algal bloom, injured manatees, and other ecological problems. To make reporting easier, we provide a webpage with information on where you can report these findings. We even have a special form for people who want to report environmental issues anonymously.
Report Environmental Violations to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Violation of environmental laws takes many different forms. Some are done intentionally and may be criminal violations. Some of those violations may include:
Illegal disposal of hazardous waste
Export of hazardous waste without the permission of the receiving country
Illegal discharge of pollutants into the water of the United States
The removal and disposal of regulated asbestos-containing materials in a manner inconsistent with the law and regulations
Illegal importation of certain restricted or regulated chemicals into the United States
Tampering with a drinking water supply
Mail fraud/Wire fraud
Money laundering relating to environmental criminal activities
Learn how you are protected: www.whistleblowers.gov
Reporting Portal: https://echo.epa.gov/report-environmental-violations
Florida Environmental Reporting
Healthcare and laboratory providers are required to report conditions of public health importance to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH).
FDOH by County Contact Info: https://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/disease-reporting-and-management/disease-reporting-and-surveillance/surveillance-and-investigation-guidance/_documents/chd-epi-contacts.pdf
Healthcare Practitioner Reporting Guidelines: https://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/disease-reporting-and-management/_documents/guidelines-health-care.pdf
Practitioner Disease Report Form: https://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/disease-reporting-and-management/_documents/practitioner-disease-report-form.pdf
Hazardous Waste Site Health Risk Assessment
Address: 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-08, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Submit Public Records Request to Florida Department of Health
Address: 4052 Bald Cypress Way -Bin A02, Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Submit Public Records Request to Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Submit Pollution Notice
Submit a notice of pollution for reportable releases to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).
Submit Notice: https://prodenv.dep.state.fl.us/DepPNP/user/pnpRequest
Report Blue Green Algae Blooms
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) investigates algae blooms.
Report Dead Bird
Report a dead bird to the Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC) Avian Mortality portal.
Report Fish Kill
Report a fish kill to Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC), and an aquatic health researcher will investigate the die-off.
Report Health Effects from Red Tide
If you believe you're experiencing health effects from red tide, seek immediate assistance from a healthcare professional.
Florida Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222
Report Red Tide
Call 1-866-300-9399 at any time to hear a recording about red tide conditions throughout Florida.
Link: Current Status Map
Report Something Illegal with Wildlife
Report dead or injured marine mammals or wildlife.