California law authorizes the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and its boards and departments to take action to enforce requirements to protect public health and the environment. CalEPA, the boards and departments within CalEPA, and other state and local government agencies with environmental law enforcement authority use your information to ensure environmental complaints brought to the agency’s attention are addressed.
You do not have to provide the personal information requested. However, if you do not wish to provide us the necessary information, we may not be able to investigate your complaint. When providing information or documents, please do not include unrequested personal information, such as Social Security Numbers, Driver's License Numbers, unnecessary health-related information, and credit card or financial information.
We may share your information with other government agencies as permitted by law to further the investigation of your complaint. CalEPA must comply with the Public Records Act. The Act is a law that protects the public’s right to access records of government agencies, including complaints reported to the agency via its website. However, the Act recognizes each individual’s right to privacy and therefore provides an exemption to protect personal information contained in agency records. CalEPA will release information only as required by the Public Records Act.
This notice is provided pursuant to the Information Practices Act of 1977 (California Civil Code Section 1798.17)