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03/29/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/29

In this week's Roundup, an energy company faces a $1.9 million penalty after alleged Clean Water Act violations at 76 locations. Plus, EPA finds alleged SPCC Plan violations resulting from an oil company's improper discharges of 455 barrels of crude oil.

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03/08/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/8

In this week's Roundup, an Alabama coal production facility will optimize its leak detection plans using a thermal imaging camera after several alleged $775K Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a manufacturer in Maine agrees to a $104K penalty after alleged air emissions violations related to hazardous air pollutants.

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03/01/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/1

In this week's Roundup, a contractor allegedly constructed an illegal campground with improper watershed stabilization practices. Plus, a boat repair shop commits to $142K in fines and agrees to preventative measures after alleged Clean Water Act violations.  

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02/08/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/8

In this week's Roundup, a medical waste incinerator is expected to provide $2 million in low-emitting school buses to resolve its alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a national pharmacy chain is expected to pay $4.5 million related to its alleged improper hazardous waste disposal practices.

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02/02/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/2

In this week's Roundup, two island shipyards face nearly $200K in Clean Water Act violations after alleged stormwater discharges. Plus, EPA finds a cold storage company allegedly mismanaged anhydrous ammonia at three of its Iowa facilties. 

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01/25/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/25

In this week's Roundup, a major chemical manufacturer promises nearly $300 million in site improvements after alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a military base and a metal producer are ordered to pay $300K for alleged violations of RCRA.

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01/22/2021

EPA Unveils 2019 TRI Report

Last week, EPA released its annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis for 2019. The TRI Report chronicles chemical waste management activities at public and private entities as part of Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) compliance.

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01/22/2021

EPA Clarifies New PFAS Restrictions

To inform businesses using materials containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), EPA released the Final Guidance document, clarifying the application of its July 2020 PFAS rule.

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01/18/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/18

In this week's Roundup, a Utah oil refinery is fined nearly $350K for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act's Risk Management Plan regulations. Plus, a company that manufactures and distributes agricultural products agrees to pay $88K to resolve alleged FIFRA violations related to its pesticide operations.

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01/18/2021

2020 EPA Enforcement by the Numbers

On January 13, 2021, EPA released its annual summary of environmental enforcement activity for fiscal year 2020.

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