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05/16/2022

PHMSA Clarifies Criminal Enforcement Procedures

PHMSA published a Final Rule to clarify that hazardous materials and pipeline inspectors may report actual or possible criminal activity to the US DOT Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

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03/21/2022

DOT Increases Hazmat Civil Penalties for 2022

The maximum civil penalty for a typical violation of the US DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) increased more than $5,000, to $89,678 per day, per violation. 

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01/14/2022

OSHA Penalties for Health and Safety Violations Increased

Effective January 14, 2022, OSHA has increased civil penalties for workplace health and safety violations to match inflation.

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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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06/07/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/7

In this week's Roundup, a West Virginia metal manufacturing facility agreed to pay $82K after alleged violations related to fugitive particulate matter emissions standards. Plus, TCEQ finds an oil and gas equipment fabricator improperly managed industrial waste at their Texas facility.

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04/19/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/19

In this week's Roundup, an oil refinery commits to $10 million in air-emissions-related site improvements. Plus, a company that transports liquified petroleum gas helps clean up two unintentional releases on an Indian Reservation.

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01/14/2021

OSHA Raises Penalties for Safety Violations

OSHA increased its civil penalties for violations of 29 CFR workplace safety Standards, effective January 15, 2021.

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01/11/2021

DOT Hazmat Penalties Rise for 2021

US DOT increased civil penalties for transportation law violations this week, including violations of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

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12/28/2020

EPA Increases Civil Penalties for 2021

The cost of noncompliance with US EPA's air, water, chemical, and hazardous waste regulations just went up.

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10/15/2020

TCEQ Plans to Increase Environmental Penalties for 2021

TCEQ announced proposed significant increases to its penalty policy for environmental and hazardous waste violations in Texas. The TCEQ Penalty Policy provides a framework for the Agency to calculate fines and penalties for entities that violate State environmental and/or hazardous waste regulations. 

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