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Earlier this month, a New Jersey business owner was ordered to pay $4.2 million in restitution and sentenced to 30 days in prison to resolve Federal hazardous waste violations. In addition, the business owner is required to complete 30 days of house arrest and three years of probation.
New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DEC) is preparing to adopt major changes to the RCRA hazardous waste regulations finalized since 2012.
One of many notable changes in the revised RCRA regulations are provisions that bolster emergency preparedness requirements for both small and large quantity generators "in areas where hazardous waste is generated and accumulated," include satellite accumulation areas.
We are packing our bags and getting ready for a jam-packed spring at the nation's biggest EHS events in 2020. Join us in person or follow us on social media for live updates!
Congress recently passed a law that includes a provision to add certain per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the EPCRA Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) list of reportable chemicals.
In this week's Roundup, an oil and gas company will pay $1.95 million to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a hazmat drum maker and a motor fuels distributor were both named in a $1.3 million settlement over their alleged connection to an Ohio Superfund site.
A Charlotte-based electricity provider has struck a deal with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to eliminate 72.5 million tons of coal ash from six sites across the state. The settlement resolves allegations that the company stored coal ash in landfills and ponds for decades.
DOT hazmat training comes to Philadelphia and Baltimore starting next week. Check out Lion's full 2020 schedule of hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and EPA regulations workshops here.
On January 13, US EPA increased its monetary civil penalties for violations of hazardous waste, air, water, chemical, and other environmental laws and regulations.
In this week's Roundup, an oil and natural gas company pays at least $440,000 to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations at their Maine petroleum tank farm. Plus, a California-based industrial waste management facility commits to improving air quality at a local school as part of a settlement for alleged RCRA violations.
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When EPA civil penalties rise, so does the value of environmental compliance.