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12/20/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/20

In this week's Roundup, a telecom company pledges up to $1.5 million towards the recovery of abandoned cables in Lake Tahoe. Plus, a major agricultural company agrees to over $22 million in FIFRA-related fines and penalties.

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12/07/2021

RCRA Housekeeping to Close 2021

As we count down the days until 2022, now is a good time to review and organize the "administrative" elements of compliance with the RCRA hazardous waste regulations. Good recordkeeping is essential; inspectors commonly review records during onsite inspections.  

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11/29/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/29

In this week's Roundup, a cement maker pays $200,000 for alleged air emissions violations. Plus, a pesticide application servicer allegedly failed to follow all labeled use requirements for a fumigant on an almond farm.

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11/22/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/22

In this week's Roundup, a gas facility will pay $230,000 for alleged violations of chemical release prevention and reporting regulations. Plus, a container ship allegedly violated its Clean Water Act Permit during 11 voyages between 2016 and 2021.

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11/15/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/15

In this week's Roundup, a supermarket will pay $206K for allegedly selling an unregistered disinfectant that makes unfounded claims about its use against COVID-19. Plus, an oil refinery agrees to process excess hazardous waste by the end of this year following alleged RCRA violations.

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11/05/2021

Texas Increases IHW Generator Fees for First Time Since 1994

The State of Texas adopted a new rule on November 3 to increase Industrial Hazardous Waste (IHW) Management fees. The rule will increase fees gradually.

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10/25/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/25

In this week's Roundup, a chemical manufacturer agrees to overhaul its operations with $50 million in facility upgrades. Plus, a pesticide facility will pay over $200,000 to resolve violations related to a March 2019 chemical fire.

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10/18/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/18

In this week's Roundup, three chemical companies agree to collectively pay $77 million to remediate two Superfund sites. Plus, improper benzene waste operations at a manufacturing facility result in a $3.1 million settlement.

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10/08/2021

Cosmetics Retailer Faces $752,000 Penalty for Haz Waste Violations

A US cosmetics retail chain recently settled with Solano County and 33 other California State and local prosecutors over alleged violations of Federal RCRA and State Title 22 hazardous waste management regulations and training requirements.

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10/04/2021

Next e-Manifest Meetings Set for Fall 2021

The next virtual public meetings on the electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest (e-Manifest) system will be held on October 27 and November 3, 2021. 

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