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09/20/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/20

In this week's Roundup, a plastics manfacturer will pay $2.85 million to resolve alleged violations related to a series of fires at company facility. Plus, a cannabis processor agrees to a $45,000 settlement for alleged improper disposal of hazardous waste.

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09/17/2021

EPA’s Proposed Climate Rule Could Slash HFCs by 85%

US EPA is ready to issue a Final Rule that will cut domestic production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 85% by 2036.

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09/13/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/13

In this week's Roundup, an ice cream manufacturer agrees to pay $301,066 for its alleged mishandling of anhydrous ammonia. Plus, a steel manufacturer agrees to substantial wastewater treatment improvement following an accidental release in April 2017.

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08/30/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/30

In this week's Roundup, a metal recycler will pay $500,000 to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations related to two facility explosions in 2020. Plus, a mineral facility agrees to serve five years probation and pay civil and criminal penalties after EPA and OSHA find the company allegedly exposed workers to arsenic hazards.

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08/26/2021

US Industry Cuts Methane Emissions by 7,000,000 Tons

US companies reduced their methane emissions by an equivalent of 7,000,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) between 2016 and 2019, according to data released by US EPA. 

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08/24/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/24

In this week's Roundup, a silicon manufacturer agrees to pay $2.3 million to resolve various alleged environmental violations as the facility pivots to specialty silicon manufacturing. Plus, a Canadian logistics company is found responsible for alleged unauthorized discharges of bilge water into Lake Ontario.

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08/09/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/9

In this week's Roundup, a metal smelting facility is set to pay almost $900K for alleged violations of their Clean Water Act permit. Plus, an industrial gas company agrees to overhaul its safety protocols after an anhydrous ammonia release.

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07/06/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/6

In this week's Roundup, a solvent recycler agrees to pay $350,000 after RCRA violations allegedly related to the facility's thin-film evaporators were discovered. Plus, EPA finds alleged violations of EPCRA staff training requirements at a power plant among other violations.

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06/21/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/21

In this week's Roundup, a New England city agrees to over $100 million in repairs to its sewage system to reduce  accidental discharges. Plus, a power company is ordered to pay at least $30K to install electric vehicle charging stations to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations.

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06/14/2021

OMB Seeks Input on Social Costs of Greenhouse Gases

Public comments are due next week concerning a new technical document that details the “social costs of greenhouse gases” that the Federal government uses to estimate the benefits of new air regulations.

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