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08/10/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/10

In this week's Roundup, EPA fines a Massachusetts industrial laundry service over $50K for alleged VOC emissions. Plus, a seafood company in the Pacific Northwest agreed to a $75K settlement after alleged Clean Water Act violations.

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08/03/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/3

In this week's Roundup, a chemical manufacturer has agreed to a $3.1 million settlement to remmediate a facility  in Texas that was the site of an accidental release in 2014. Plus, a New England industrial coating facility faces $317,000 in Clean Air Act violations. 

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07/23/2020

Lysol Products Are the First EPA-Approved Surface Disinfectants for COVID-19

Earlier this month, EPA approved two Lysol brand disinfecting sprays as the first products tested to effectively destroy  SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, on hard, non-porous surfaces. This paves the way for more disinfectants to be approved in the future.

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07/16/2020

EPA’s COVID Enforcement Policy Ends 8/31

The enforcement discretion policy US EPA implemented in March to help organizations cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 public health emergency now has an end date.

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07/13/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/13

In this week's Roundup, an egg processing facility and a non-profit ski area are cited for nearly $3 million for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. Plus, a fertilizer producer allegedly violated RCRA and EPCRA standards, resulting in almost $20 million in penalties and site improvements.

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07/13/2020

How to Get an EPA ID Number to Generate Hazardous Waste

This blog answers three common questions from hazardous waste generators concerning EPA notification and EPA ID numbers: Do we need an EPA ID number?; How do we get an EPA ID number?; and When and how do I notify and re-notify EPA of my hazardous waste activities?  

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07/06/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/6

In this week's Roundup, a Wisconsin waste management facility is ordered to pay a $232K fine after the alleged improper disposal of electric arc furnace dust. Plus, EPA cited over 2,100 alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at a seafood processing facility, resulting in a $190K penalty.

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06/29/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/29

In this week's Roundup, a housing complex is ordered to pay $55K for allegedly operating 16 illegal large-capacity cesspools. Plus, a Delaware farm is cited for $25K in FIFRA violations after allegedly failing to provide decontamination supplies to employees who worked in pesticide-treated areas.

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06/25/2020

EPA Issues Enforcement Actions Amid Influx of Misleading Disinfectants

Since coronavirus has swept through the US, EPA has begun issuing enforcement actions against those who unlawfully attempt to mislead the public by importing, manufacturing, distributing, and/or selling unregistered, potentially harmful disinfecting products.

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06/15/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/15

In this week's Roundup, a US oil company has agreed to a $150 million settlement to clean up a Montana superfund site. Plus, an Iowa chemical manufacturer has been cited for alleged violations of Risk Management Plan regulations after a chemical release that injured one employee.

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