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06/13/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/13

In this week's Roundup, a chemical company pays $110 million in site improvements following Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a dental equipment provider allegedly produced and sold two disinfectants not approved by EPA.

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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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05/16/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/16

In this week's Roundup, a satellite TV provider pays $5.5 million for the alleged mishandling of e-waste. Plus, a stone quarry agrees to monitor and rehabilitate a stream after it diverted the stream's natural flow in 2018.

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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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03/14/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/14

In this week's Roundup, a major oil company will undertake $118 million in site upgrades to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, a public utility provider must remediate residential sites after allegedly distributing contaminated soil.

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02/28/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/28

In this week's Roundup, a steel manufacturer pays a $3 million civil penalty after an alleged discharge of contaminated wastewater. Plus, an oil refinery agrees to a  $12,500 civil penalty for alleged chemical reporting violations.

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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

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/31

In this week's Roundup, a gas station chain agree to install a $600,000 central monitoring system after EPA identified RCRA violations at 15 company locations. Plus, a chemical manufacturer pays $145,000 to resolve alleged chemical safety and management violations.

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01/24/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/24

In this week's Roundup, a frieght company will pay $1.5 million after a train derailment released 117,500 gallons of crude oil. Plus, a real estate developer improperly discharged building materials into wetlands without a Clean Water Act permit.

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