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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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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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