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09/30/2019

PFAS Found in 74 Municipal Water Systems Serving 7.5 Million Cali Residents

An independent environmental study released last week found that 74 community water systems in California are contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a growing class of extremely toxic fluorinated chemicals. Some systems registered as many as eight PFAS chemicals in a single well.  

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09/23/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/23

In this week's Roundup, an oil spill leaves an Arkansas-based logistics company with over $2 million in Clean Water Act violations. Also, a Connecticut hazardous waste facility is fined $82,000 for alleged toxic chemical reporting issues.

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09/16/2019

Officials Probing Cause of California Boat Fire that Killed 34 Passengers

Two weeks after a boat fire that killed 34 people and sank the vessel, questions are circulating about whether a phone charging station below deck may have been the source of the blaze.

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09/10/2019

New from CSB: Engage Workers to Prevent Chemical Incidents

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a new safety digest on September 4, 2019 that addresses the importance of work participation to prevent chemical incidents.  

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09/10/2019

CA Haz Waste Facility May Lose Permit for Noncompliance

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) claims that the facility, which paid $1.4 million in penalties in October 2018 following a series of fires, has failed to properly manage its hazardous waste since the settlement.

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09/09/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/9

In this week's Roundup, a biodiesel manufacturer must pay over $650K for Clean Water Act violations. Plus, an automotive exhaust systems retailer allegedly sold aftermarket parts to bypass Clea Air Act regulations.

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09/03/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/3

In this week's Roundup, a trucking company will pay $3 million for illegal hazardous materials transport, a former chemical plant manager is sentenced to 12 months probation for Clean Water Act violations, and five San Francisco bay-area marinas will pay for SPCC Plan violations. 

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08/27/2019

EPA Proposes 20 High Priority Chemicals for TSCA Risk Evaluations

In a major milestone toward EPA’s implementation of the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the agency has proposed its first 20 high priority chemicals for risk evaluations.  

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08/19/2019

EPA Will Not Approve Prop 65 Warning Labels for Glyphosate

EPA has announced that it will no longer approve California’s Proposition 65 warning labels for products that contain glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicides.

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08/15/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/19

In this week's Roundup, an automotive lubricant manufacturer and a real estate developer must pay thousands of dollars in penalties for violating the Clean Water Act. Plus, a company that produces windshield wiper fluid is fined nearly $200K in Clean Air Act violations. 

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In 1995, US EPA passed the Universal Waste Rule, which created relaxed standards for managing common hazardous wastes like light bulbs, batteries, mercury-containing equipment, and more. While universal wastes are subject to less stringent regulations than “fully-regulated” hazardous wastes, there are still rules to follow to manage them properly. Use this guide to spot and correct common universal waste errors before they result in a notice of violation during a Federal or State inspection.

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