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02/27/2018

2017 EPA Enforcement Results By the Numbers

EPA recently released its annual summary of environmental enforcement activity for Fiscal Year 2017. Today, we’ll take a by-the-numbers look at how EPA enforced environmental laws in 2017 and compare these results to EPA’s FY 2016 enforcement report.

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02/26/2018

Manufacturer Agrees to $850,000,000 Fluorochemicals Settlement

A manufacturer of widely used products that contain perfluorocarbons (PFCs) recently settled a lawsuit with the State of Minnesota’s Attorney General’s Office, agreeing to provide $850 million to create a Water Quality and Sustainability Fund supporting the Twin Cities East Metro area.  

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02/20/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/20

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, a major online retailer will pay more than $1 million for selling unregistered, misbranded pesticides in violation of FIFRA; a global petrochemical firm will complete a $10 million project to resolve Clean Air Act allegations; and more.

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02/13/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Valentine's Day Edition

It’s Valentine’s time, and EPA has dished out some tough love lately for alleged criminal and civil violations of environmental law and regulations.

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02/05/2018

More Clean Power Plan Repeal Listening Sessions Announced

US EPA has announced three public listening sessions and will re-open the public comment period regarding the Agency’s proposal to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which contains rules for emissions from power plants.

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02/05/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/6

Facilities in Indiana, California, New York, and Delaware are all subjects of EPA criminal or civil penalties in this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup.

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02/01/2018

EPA Eliminates “Once-in-Always-In” Clean Air Act Policy

US EPA last week released guidance to reverse a long-held Clean Air Act policy that enabled the Agency to regulate sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) as “major sources” even if the facility no longer had the potential to emit pollutants above the major source threshold.    

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01/25/2018

Supremes Relegate WOTUS Argument to District Courts

This week, the US Supreme Court decided unanimously not to take up a challenge to EPA’s 2015 Waters of the United States, or WOTUS, Final Rule. The Court held that challenges to the Final Rule—which expanded the Agency’s authority to enforce the Clean Water Act by more broadly interpreting the term “navigable waters”—must be brought in district courts and not circuit appeals courts, where this case originated.    

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01/02/2018

EPA Closes 2017 With Millions in Clean Air Act Penalties

A lump of coal may be the holiday gift for bad boys and girls, but EPA had a much worse “present” in store for two carbon black manufacturers in December. In the final week of 2017, EPA giftwrapped some major Clean Air Act penalties for these two companies, totaling about $2 million.  

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12/19/2017

What to Do When Your Hazardous Waste Isn’t Hazardous Anymore

When we talk about hazardous waste, we usually talk about EPA’s “cradle-to-grave” management requirements. But what if your hazardous waste stops being hazardous waste at some point in the process? How do change the way you manage it without running afoul of the RCRA regulations?  

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