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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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08/15/2022

EPA Proposes to Add DINP to EPCRA 313 Reporting List

EPA has proposed to add a category for diisononyl phthalate (DINP) to the list of toxic chemicals subject to annual reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA).   

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07/25/2022

EPA to Update Industry Codes for TRI Reporting

US EPA proposed a rulemaking on July 22 to update the list of NAICS codes used as part of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting.

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07/19/2022

5 PFAS Chemicals Added to EPCRA TRI Reporting List

On July 18, US EPA published a Final Rule to add five additional per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of chemicals subject to Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements.

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06/20/2022

What's New for TRI Reports Due July 1?

Required under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) regulations, TRI reporting is required from facilities in certain industry groups that manufactured, imported, processed, or used large volumes of listed chemical substances in 2021.

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06/16/2022

CSB Shares Chemical Release Incident Data

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) recently shared a list of accidental chemical releases reported since March 23, 2020—the date a new reporting requirement took effect. 

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06/06/2022

Omaha Chemical Plant Fire Under Investigation

An explosive fire at a chemical facility in downtown Omaha, NE sparked evacuations and community concerns last week. What began as a fire on May 30 resulted in a series of explosions, which shot columns of black smoke into the air.

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03/14/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/14

In this week's Roundup, a major oil company will undertake $118 million in site upgrades to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, a public utility provider must remediate residential sites after allegedly distributing contaminated soil.

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03/07/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/7

In this week's Roundup, a retailer agrees to a $3.94 million settlement to resolve allegations of improper hazardous waste management. Plus, an automobile manufacturer must develop a plan to minimize hazardous air pollutant emissions.

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02/28/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/28

In this week's Roundup, a steel manufacturer pays a $3 million civil penalty after an alleged discharge of contaminated wastewater. Plus, an oil refinery agrees to a  $12,500 civil penalty for alleged chemical reporting violations.

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