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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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01/10/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/10

In this week's Roundup, four ducks were contaminated, cleaned, and released after hot liquid asphalt was accidentally released. Plus, a paper mill agrees to pay $1.1 million following Clean Air Act violations related to hydrogen sulfide.

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01/03/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/3

In this week's Roundup, a CERCLA-regulated cleanup at a former aluminum recycling facility is slated to cost $2.1 million. Plus, a soybean food maker agrees to replace its wastewater system after alleged Clean Water Act violations.

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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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12/02/2021

Grocery Store Faces $10K in OSHA COVID-19 and Workplace Safety Violations

A grocery store in Milledgeville, GA has been issued a civil penalty by OSHA for alleged shortcomings in coronavirus and amputation safety protocols.

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11/29/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/29

In this week's Roundup, a cement maker pays $200,000 for alleged air emissions violations. Plus, a pesticide application servicer allegedly failed to follow all labeled use requirements for a fumigant on an almond farm.

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11/22/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/22

In this week's Roundup, a gas facility will pay $230,000 for alleged violations of chemical release prevention and reporting regulations. Plus, a container ship allegedly violated its Clean Water Act Permit during 11 voyages between 2016 and 2021.

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11/15/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/15

In this week's Roundup, a supermarket will pay $206K for allegedly selling an unregistered disinfectant that makes unfounded claims about its use against COVID-19. Plus, an oil refinery agrees to process excess hazardous waste by the end of this year following alleged RCRA violations.

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