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03/15/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/15

In this week's Roundup, a steel manufacturer will upgrade its air pollution control equipment after allegedly violating its Title V permit. Plus, a chemical distributor is expected to pay nearly $130K for alleged missteps in its chemical management processes.

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03/08/2021

How States Size Up Hazardous Waste Generators

State RCRA hazardous waste programs must be at least as stringent as the Federal RCRA regulations, but they are not required to be identical. One area where variations is quite common is the generator size categories. 

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03/01/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/1

In this week's Roundup, a contractor allegedly constructed an illegal campground with improper watershed stabilization practices. Plus, a boat repair shop commits to $142K in fines and agrees to preventative measures after alleged Clean Water Act violations.  

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02/02/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/2

In this week's Roundup, two island shipyards face nearly $200K in Clean Water Act violations after alleged stormwater discharges. Plus, EPA finds a cold storage company allegedly mismanaged anhydrous ammonia at three of its Iowa facilties. 

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01/22/2021

Delaware Adopts New Hazardous Waste Regulations

Effective January 21, 2021, Delaware has adopted the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule and new RCRA regulations for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals (HWP), aerosol cans, waste airbags, and more.

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01/18/2021

New York Plans RCRA Overhaul for 2021

New York is planning to adopt major updates to the hazardous waste rules in 6 NYCRR 370—376, including more stringent requirements from EPA's 2016 Generator Improvements Rule.

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01/18/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/18

In this week's Roundup, a Utah oil refinery is fined nearly $350K for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act's Risk Management Plan regulations. Plus, a company that manufactures and distributes agricultural products agrees to pay $88K to resolve alleged FIFRA violations related to its pesticide operations.

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01/15/2021

Two Texas Businesses Pay $74K for IHW Violations

This month, TCEQ approved enforcement actions against two businesses for alleged violation's of state requirements for management and disposal of industrial and hazardous waste (IHW).

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01/12/2021

Your Secret Weapon for EHS Compliance

When you are the most knowledgeable regulatory expert around, where do you turn for help?

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12/28/2020

EPA Increases Civil Penalties for 2021

The cost of noncompliance with US EPA's air, water, chemical, and hazardous waste regulations just went up.

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