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01/10/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/10

In this week's Roundup, four ducks were contaminated, cleaned, and released after hot liquid asphalt was accidentally released. Plus, a paper mill agrees to pay $1.1 million following Clean Air Act violations related to hydrogen sulfide.

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01/04/2022

New Year's Weekend EH&S News Wrap Up

Catch up on some regulatory activity you might have missed while you were celebrating the end of 2021. 

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01/03/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/3

In this week's Roundup, a CERCLA-regulated cleanup at a former aluminum recycling facility is slated to cost $2.1 million. Plus, a soybean food maker agrees to replace its wastewater system after alleged Clean Water Act violations.

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12/29/2021

The 2021 EH&S Quiz Gauntlet

Can you ace all three of the year's most popular Lion Quick Quizzes before the ball drops on New Year's Eve? There's only one way to find out. It's the 2021 EH&S Quiz Gauntlet! 

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12/27/2021

DOJ Sounds Warning on Environmental Enforcement

"Only individuals can go to jail, and we have found that criminal corporate accountability starts with accountability for individuals responsible for criminal conduct." - US Department of Justice official.

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12/20/2021

How COVID-19 Impacted RCRA Hazardous Waste Enforcement

Even in a year when RCRA inspections slowed significantly, it seems from EPA’s data that the rate of compliance at hazardous waste facilities barely changed. We have a few guesses why.

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12/20/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/20

In this week's Roundup, a telecom company pledges up to $1.5 million towards the recovery of abandoned cables in Lake Tahoe. Plus, a major agricultural company agrees to over $22 million in FIFRA-related fines and penalties.

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12/13/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/13

In this week's Roundup, a fishing company agrees to pay $725,000 after an improper discharge of engine room bilge oily mixtures in American Samoa. Plus, a vineyard allegedly provided insufficient emergency response training to its workers related to its use of anhydrous ammonia.

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12/13/2021

Two New Board Members Appointed to CSB

On December 10, 2021, the Senate confirmed two new Board Members to the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), Stephen Owens and Sylvia Johnson.

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12/07/2021

RCRA Housekeeping to Close 2021

As we count down the days until 2022, now is a good time to review and organize the "administrative" elements of compliance with the RCRA hazardous waste regulations. Good recordkeeping is essential; inspectors commonly review records during onsite inspections.  

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