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08/16/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/16

In this week's Roundup, a pipeline company agrees to pay $365 million in civil and criminal penalties after an alleged 29 million gallon unauthorized wastewater discharge. Plus, an oil and gas facility must implement emergency response training in response to alleged Clean Water Act violations.

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07/26/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/26

In this week's Roundup, a produce distributor agrees to pay almost $240K to resolve alleged EPCRA violations. Plus, a 2019 EPA inspection reveals alleged Clean Water Act violations.

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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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05/04/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/4

In this week's Roundup, a cement maker pays $850K to maintain full compliance with its discharge permit. Plus, EPA finds a wood treatment plant allegedly failed to provide hazardous waste training to employees and mistreated 1.7 million gallons of hazardous waste.

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04/26/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/26

In this week's Roundup, a dairy processor submits three TRI reports after EPA identified nearly $60,000 in alleged EPCRA violations. Plus, a fertilizer manufacturer storing over 20,000lbs of aqueous ammonia vows to bring their facility into compliance with Risk Management Plan requirements.

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02/12/2021

Two EPA Reporting Deadlines Coming in March

Tax accountants are not the only professionals who are busy this time of year. For EHS professionals, the new calendar year brings with it the job of submitting various reports to the EPA or state agencies.  

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01/22/2021

EPA Unveils 2019 TRI Report

Last week, EPA released its annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis for 2019. The TRI Report chronicles chemical waste management activities at public and private entities as part of Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) compliance.

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01/11/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/11

In this week's Roundup, a food distributor is set to pay nearly $187K over alleged misuse of anhydrous ammonia. Plus, EPA fines a towing company $75K for allegedly mishandling hazardous waste after a chemical spill.

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12/28/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/28

In this week's Roundup, a pair of cattle farmers are set to pay $76,000 for alleged stormwater discharges without the proper permit. Plus, an industrial fuel supplier allegedly violated EPCRA and US air emissions standards, resulting in a $1.3 million penalty.

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12/23/2020

Amazon Bans Toxic Chemicals from Food Packaging

On December 8, Amazon announced that it would ban a series of toxic chemicals from food packaging used on its Amazon Kitchen brand. This latest update is part of Amazon’s Chemicals and Restricted Substances policy announced in 2018 to reduce usage of “chemicals of concern” as well as to promote transparency and accessibility to the company’s product health and sustainability data.

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