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05/04/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/4

In this week's Roundup, a cement maker pays $850K to maintain full compliance with its discharge permit. Plus, EPA finds a wood treatment plant allegedly failed to provide hazardous waste training to employees and mistreated 1.7 million gallons of hazardous waste.

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04/12/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/12

In this week's Roundup, a sealant manufacturer and a company that makes hydroponics supplies agree to pay over $470K to resolve alleged chemical management missteps. Plus, EPA alleges a railway company improperly discharged nearly 6K gallons of fuel after a derailment incident.

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03/17/2021

New TSCA Restrictions for 5 PBT Chemicals

Update 03/17/21: EPA is requesting additional public comments on new TSCA restrictions finalized for five persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic (PBT) chemicals. 

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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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02/23/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/23

In this week's Roundup, three oil companies face $9.6 million in penalties after alleged violations related to Risk Management Plans, hazardous waste management, and Clean Water Act.

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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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01/19/2021

Final TSCA Risk Evaluation for PV29 Released

This week, US EPA released a final chemical risk evaluation for CI Pigment Violet 29 (PV29).

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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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12/15/2020

EPA Releases Final TSCA Risk Eval for Perchloroethylene

US EPA released the results of its chemical risk evaluations for Perchloroethylene (PCE) on December 14.

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12/01/2020

TSCA Risk Eval Scopes Available for DINP and DIDP

EPA announced proposed scopes of two chemical risk evaluations specifically requested by chemical manufacturers and industry groups on November 25. 

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