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02/14/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/14

In this week's Roundup, an employer's assets are frozen after alleged repeated RCRA violations at a pesticide distributor. Plus, a paper mill agrees to pay $1.1 million to resolve alleged hydrogen sulfide emissions violations.

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02/07/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/7

In this week's Roundup, a company that makes construction materials agrees to pay $105,000 for alleged TRI reporting missteps. Plus, a chemical plant is required to make hazardous waste determinations on its cleaning agents.

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01/31/2022

Hazmat, EPA, and Safety Regulations to Watch in 2022

The Fall 2021 semi-annual Agenda of Regulatory and De-regulatory Actions details rulemakings that US EPA, US DOT, and OSHA have planned for the near and long-term future.

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01/31/2022

EPA Plans Unannounced Inspection Push

EPA has announced plans to conduct more unannounced inspections of facilities suspected of noncompliance with environmental regulations.

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01/17/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/17

In this week's Roundup, two workers died and one injured when a rail tanker car exploded in relation to alleged mismanagement of hazardous waste. Plus, a power company agrees to pay $610,000 after alleged water discharge violations.

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01/12/2022

EPA Increases Penalties for Environmental Noncompliance

US EPA increased its maximum monetary civil penalties for violations of air, water, chemical, and hazardous waste programs on January 12, 2022.

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12/27/2021

DOJ Sounds Warning on Environmental Enforcement

"Only individuals can go to jail, and we have found that criminal corporate accountability starts with accountability for individuals responsible for criminal conduct." - US Department of Justice official.

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12/20/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/20

In this week's Roundup, a telecom company pledges up to $1.5 million towards the recovery of abandoned cables in Lake Tahoe. Plus, a major agricultural company agrees to over $22 million in FIFRA-related fines and penalties.

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12/13/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/13

In this week's Roundup, a fishing company agrees to pay $725,000 after an improper discharge of engine room bilge oily mixtures in American Samoa. Plus, a vineyard allegedly provided insufficient emergency response training to its workers related to its use of anhydrous ammonia.

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11/29/2021

NGP Facilities Added to TRI Reporting Rule

Natural Gas Processing facilities were added to the list of industry sectors subject to the EPCRA Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Rule (40 CFR Part 372). The first reports from this sector will cover the 2022 reporting year be due July 1, 2023. 

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