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04/17/2018

Hazmat Out-of-Service Order Issued for “Complete” Noncompliance

From time to time, everybody makes mistakes. Often, despite the best intentions and careful attention to detail, a mistake slips through and results in a Notice of Violation from a hazmat inspector.  

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04/09/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/10

See EPA enforcement actions that colleagues can learn from? Post them on Lion’s Facebook page hereLike Lion’s page, so you never miss an update about DOT hazmat, hazardous waste, OSHA workplace safety, and EPA compliance.  

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04/09/2018

FBI Offers New Reward in Search for ValuJet 592 Fugitive

In a release posted April 5, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of an aviation contractor allegedly involved in packaging oxygen generators for transport on ValuJet 592 on May 11, 1996 at Miami International Airport.

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04/02/2018

Coast Guard Raises Penalties for Hazmat Vessel Shippers

The US Coast Guard today announced increased civil penalties for maritime violations, including hazardous substance and oil discharges and hazardous materials violations.  

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03/19/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/20

This week, the lessee of a massive Utah mining complex and two natural gas processing companies will pay restitution to US EPA. These are only a few of the environmental enforcement cases we read about this week.  

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03/05/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/6

The EPA enforcement actions come in pairs this week, as two seafood processing facilities and two pipeline companies will pay to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. 

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02/27/2018

2017 EPA Enforcement Results By the Numbers

EPA recently released its annual summary of environmental enforcement activity for Fiscal Year 2017. Today, we’ll take a by-the-numbers look at how EPA enforced environmental laws in 2017 and compare these results to EPA’s FY 2016 enforcement report.

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02/26/2018

Manufacturer Agrees to $850,000,000 Fluorochemicals Settlement

A manufacturer of widely used products that contain perfluorocarbons (PFCs) recently settled a lawsuit with the State of Minnesota’s Attorney General’s Office, agreeing to provide $850 million to create a Water Quality and Sustainability Fund supporting the Twin Cities East Metro area.  

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02/20/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/20

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, a major online retailer will pay more than $1 million for selling unregistered, misbranded pesticides in violation of FIFRA; a global petrochemical firm will complete a $10 million project to resolve Clean Air Act allegations; and more.

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02/13/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Valentine's Day Edition

It’s Valentine’s time, and EPA has dished out some tough love lately for alleged criminal and civil violations of environmental law and regulations.

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