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01/20/2023

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/23

In this week's Roundup, an explosives manufacturer, a battery recycling plant, and a property owner will all pay civil penalties to resolve alleged violations of environmental regulations.

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01/03/2023

Final Rule: New Waters of the US Definition Under the Clean Water Act

The Final Rule restores the definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) that was in place before a 2015 Final Rule, with updates to reflect relevant Supreme Court decisions.

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12/27/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/26

A fruit processing company, a storage facility, and a tour operator will all face civil penalties for alleged environmental violations.

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11/28/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/28

In this week’s Roundup, a paper and pulp factory, four solar farms, and a technology manufacturing facility will pay civil penalties to resolve alleged violations of environmental regulations.

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10/21/2022

The Clean Water Act Turns 50

The United States’ signature water pollution law turned 50 years old last week. The Clean Water Act (CWA) became law on October 18, 1972.  

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10/10/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/10

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a used oil transporter, a refinery, and a county police department will all pay civil penalties to resolve alleged RCRA hazardous waste management violations. 

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10/03/2022

$13M Settlement Reached for 2021 Oil Spill

Three parties have reached agreements to resolve alleged criminal violations of the Clean Water Act resulting from a spill of about 25,000 gallons of oil from a pipeline off the California coast last year.

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09/09/2022

NPDES Stormwater Permitting Basics

US EPA's stormwater regulations aim to control the amount of polluted stormwater discharged from streets, paved lots, rooftops, and other surfaces at industrial facilities (and other sites).

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08/26/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/29

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, the president of an electroplating company pleads guilty to criminal Clean Water Act violations, an agribusiness firm faces $1.7 million in penalties for TRI reporting failures, and more. 

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07/22/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/25

In this week's Roundup, a fertilizer manufacturer must treat over 1 billion pounds of hazards waste and spend $84 million to close its facility. Plus, a quarry will pay $300,000 for watershed restorations.

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