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06/21/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/21

In this week's Roundup, an industrial airport pays $15K for alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a telecom manufacturer must submit a Notice of Export in compliance with TSCA.

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06/20/2022

New Near-zero Health Advisories for PFAS in Water

On June 15, 2022, EPA released drinking water health advisories for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The advisories illustrate the level of drinking water contamination below which adverse health effects are not likely to occur.

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06/14/2022

Illinois Bans Burning of PFAS

On June 8, 2022, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill prohibiting the incineration of any perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including fire-fighting foams, effective immediately.

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06/13/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/13

In this week's Roundup, a chemical company pays $110 million in site improvements following Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a dental equipment provider allegedly produced and sold two disinfectants not approved by EPA.

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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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06/06/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/6

In this week's Roundup, a metal finishing facility exceeds the storage time limit for a small quantity generator. Plus, a water supplier will pay $300K for alleged Clean Water Act violations.

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05/30/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/30

In this week's Roundup, a waste incineration facility will pay $2.8 million to resolve alleged RCRA hazardous waste violations. Plus, a construction company's activities at a construction site allegedly led to significant impacts on nearby wetlands.

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05/23/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/23

In this week's Roundup, a steel production plant pays $2.25 million for alleged violations related to particulate matter. Plus, an ice supplier must train its workers on chemical safety protocols.

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05/16/2022

EPA May Require New Plan for Worst-Case Hazardous Substance Releases

Comment period extended: US EPA will accept public comments on the proposed rule to require planning for a worst-case discharge of hazardous substances until July 26, 2022.

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05/13/2022

US Department of Justice Creates Office of Environmental Justice

On May 5, US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced plans to create an Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) within the Department of Justice (DOJ) to oversee and help guide the department’s environmental justice efforts in partnership with EPA.

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