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03/22/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/22

In this week's Roundup, a chemical manufacturer pays $357K for alleged chemical reporting violations. Plus, a cattle ranch allegedly discharged unauthorised materials into Waters of the US without the proper permits in order to construct a bridge.

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03/15/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/15

In this week's Roundup, a steel manufacturer will upgrade its air pollution control equipment after allegedly violating its Title V permit. Plus, a chemical distributor is expected to pay nearly $130K for alleged missteps in its chemical management processes.

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03/08/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/8

In this week's Roundup, an Alabama coal production facility will optimize its leak detection plans using a thermal imaging camera after several alleged $775K Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a manufacturer in Maine agrees to a $104K penalty after alleged air emissions violations related to hazardous air pollutants.

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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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02/08/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/8

In this week's Roundup, a medical waste incinerator is expected to provide $2 million in low-emitting school buses to resolve its alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a national pharmacy chain is expected to pay $4.5 million related to its alleged improper hazardous waste disposal practices.

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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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02/01/2021

Hospital Fined $108K For RCRA Violations

A hospital system in the DC metro area has been fined $108,304 by EPA for alleged mismanagement of hazardous waste. EPA announced the settlement last week on January 27. EPA cited various alleged violations of RCRA in its statement.

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01/25/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/25

In this week's Roundup, a major chemical manufacturer promises nearly $300 million in site improvements after alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a military base and a metal producer are ordered to pay $300K for alleged violations of RCRA.

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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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01/18/2021

2020 EPA Enforcement by the Numbers

On January 13, 2021, EPA released its annual summary of environmental enforcement activity for fiscal year 2020.

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