The Superfund Tax is a lot like the movie Top Gun. Both originated in the 1980's before going dormant for a while. Both have made a lasting impact on life in the US. And both came back in 2022.
On September 9, US EPA added five sites to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is a list of locations prioritized for longer-term cleanup action due to contamination with hazardous substances.
In our latest EPA Enforcement Roundup, two hazardous waste generators settle alleged RCRA violations and a chemical re-packaging and storage warehouse pays for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and EPCRA.
A messy release of alfredo sauce on a highway near Memphis, TN gives us a chance to consider release reporting rules under three major regulatory programs—the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), Superfund, and the Clean Water Act.
Update: US EPA's proposed rule to add PFOA and PFOS to the list of hazardous substances under CERCLA/Superfund was published to the Federal Register on September 6.
Effective April 8, 2022, US EPA added 1-bromopropane (also known as n-propyl bromide or nPB) to the CERCLA/Superfund list of hazardous substances.
In this week's Roundup, a defense contractor will spend $35 million to remediate a CERCLA-regulated site. Plus, a construction company pleads guilty to asbestos-related Clean Air Act violations.
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.
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.
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.
Identify and fix these commonly cited hazardous waste management mistakes to protect your organization from EPA fines that increase every year. View this guide to see 25 of the most-cited errors in RCRA training, recordkeeping, hazardous waste ID, container management, universal waste, and laboratories.