Compliance Archives - March 2021
What is a Major Modification for New Source Review Purposes?Under the Clean Air Act’s New Source Review (NSR) program, US EPA does not limit the definition of “new” to only brand-new facilities being built from the ground up. They more broadly interpret “new” to mean any facility newly subject to the regulations.
EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/29In this week's Roundup, an energy company faces a $1.9 million penalty after alleged Clean Water Act violations at 76 locations. Plus, EPA finds alleged SPCC Plan violations resulting from an oil company's improper discharges of 455 barrels of crude oil.
DTSC Orders Metal Recycler to Pay Hazardous Waste Investigation and Cleanup CostsIn a recently issued enforcement order, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) could require a scrap metal recycling facility in Fresno to clean up hazardous waste the site’s operations allegedly released into the environment.
OSHA to Expand COVID-19 Inspections Under New NEPOn March 12, OSHA launched a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect high-risk workers from hazards related to COVID-19 exposure. The program expands upon its existing inspection efforts to prioritize companies with the highest number of workers at serious risk of contracting the virus.
EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/15In 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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