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01/09/2017

Superfund and Right-to-Know Act FAQ

Here we break down key terms in US EPA's chemical emergency preparedness and reporting regulations, CERCLA and EPCRA, to help chemical facility EHS managers understand and meet their responsibilities under these two major programs.

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01/03/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/3

The first EPA enforcement roundup of 2017 includes a 40 million dollar CERCLA/Superfund settlement involving more than twenty companies. 

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12/13/2016

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/13

Every day, facilities all across America receive Notices of Violation from US EPA for alleged noncompliance with a wide variety of programs like the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, chemical management and reporting regulations, hazardous waste management and disposal standards, and much more.

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11/08/2016

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/8

Every day, facilities all across America receive Notices of Violation from US EPA for alleged noncompliance with a wide variety of programs like the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, chemical management and reporting regulations, hazardous waste management and disposal standards, and much more.

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09/08/2016

EPA Adds 10 New Superfund Sites, Proposes 8 More

US EPA this week announced the addition of ten sites to its National Priorities List (NPL). Sites on the NPL are those designated to undergo cleanup of hazardous substances and are commonly referred to as “Superfund” sites.

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07/12/2016

How Do Sites Get On or Off the Superfund List?

Superfund is the nickname for the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the primary Federal law dealing with the identification and cleanup of hazardous substance disposal sites. Disposal site cleanup activity under Superfund is done in accordance with the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) at 40 CFR 300... 

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06/21/2016

Clean Air Act, CERCLA, and EPCRA Fines for Food Processor

For alleged violations of multiple US environmental laws and regulations stemming from a release of anhydrous ammonia, a bakery and distribution company in Chelsea and Lawrence, MA will pay $156,000 in civil penalties. In addition to the fine, the company will furnish emergency response equipment to local emergency responders, at an estimated cost of $119,000.

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05/04/2016

Biggest Superfund Penalty in EPA History Announced

On May 3, the US EPA and US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a nearly $7 million fine for a company that allegedly violated the terms of a 2002 Superfund consent decree.

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04/18/2016

CEO Convicted for Superfund Superfraud

The CEO of a Canadian environmental services company has been convicted of major fraud against the United States for orchestrating a kickback scheme that netted his firm “tens of millions of dollars in soil treatment and disposal contracts,” according to a Department of Justice press release.

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04/07/2016

EPA Expands List of US Superfund Sites

Today, April 7, US EPA expanded the list of US Superfund sites by adding five contaminated hazardous waste and chemical sites to the National Priorities List (NPL).

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