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06/25/2020

EPA Issues Enforcement Actions Amid Influx of Misleading Disinfectants

Since coronavirus has swept through the US, EPA has begun issuing enforcement actions against those who unlawfully attempt to mislead the public by importing, manufacturing, distributing, and/or selling unregistered, potentially harmful disinfecting products.

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06/15/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/15

In this week's Roundup, a US oil company has agreed to a $150 million settlement to clean up a Montana superfund site. Plus, an Iowa chemical manufacturer has been cited for alleged violations of Risk Management Plan regulations after a chemical release that injured one employee.

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06/08/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/8

In this week's Roundup, a Kansas oil refinery is ordered to pay $4 million for alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a Hawai'i State department has been ordered pay over $125K for allegedly operating illegal cesspools.

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05/25/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/25

In this week's Roundup, a California musroom farm, an international ski equipment manufacturer, and Detroit energy face over $8 million in fines and penalties for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and TSCA.

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05/11/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/11

In this week's Roundup, a Chicago recycler and a Washington State agricultural company face $8.5 million in fines and penalties over alleged Clean air Act violations. Plus, an Idaho farm equipment supplier pays $25K after allegedly importing misbranded pesticides.

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04/27/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/27

In this week's Roundup, a multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer is fined over $500k for alleged violations of environmental permits. Plus, a property developer is cited for multiple violations after a controversial smokestack demolition.

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04/23/2020

Discretion in OSHA Enforcement During COVID-19

Last week, OSHA released a memo stating that the Agency will consider an employer’s “good-faith efforts” prior to any enforcement action in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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04/20/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/20

In this week's Roundup, a Southern poultry processing company faces $500k for alleged faults in their refrigeration processes. Plus, two oil facilities must pay over $300k to resolve SPCC and Clean Water Act violations.

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04/17/2020

OSHA Issues $315K In Citations for a Partial Building Collapse in Downtown New Orleans

OSHA recently issued penalties to 11 contractors related to alleged workplace safety violations at the construction site of a hotel in downtown New Orleans. OSHA alleges these violations led to the partial collapse of a building on Oct. 12, 2019 that killed three workers and seriously injured 18 others.

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03/30/2020

Disinfectant Claiming to Prevent COVID-19 Barred from US

EPA has barred an illegal disinfectant claiming to kill SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, from entering US ports in Honolulu and Guam.  

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