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11/08/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/8

Failure to comply with all applicable US EPA requirements can result in future liability and civil penalties as high as $100,000+ per day, per violation (and growing every year).

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11/02/2021

VIDEO: Responders Roll to Hazmat Situation at Bowling Ball Factory

The City of Jennings, Missouri declared a State of Emergency on Thursday last week when a fire at an abandoned bowling ball factory created an “extremely complex and large-scale fire and hazmat situation” for local responders. A shelter-in-place order was issued for the city school district.

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10/29/2021

EPA Unveils National PFAS Strategy

On October 18, EPA Administrator Michael Regan announced a comprehensive Strategic Roadmap to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination nationwide. The Roadmap is expected to introduce PFAS limits on drinking water nationwide, designate PFAS as hazardous substances, and lay a technical foundation on PFAS air emissions.

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10/25/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/25

In this week's Roundup, a chemical manufacturer agrees to overhaul its operations with $50 million in facility upgrades. Plus, a pesticide facility will pay over $200,000 to resolve violations related to a March 2019 chemical fire.

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10/19/2021

12 Chemicals Proposed for EPCRA TRI Reporting List

US EPA has proposed adding 12 entries to the list of chemicals subject to the EPCRA Section 313 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements.   

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10/18/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/18

In this week's Roundup, three chemical companies agree to collectively pay $77 million to remediate two Superfund sites. Plus, improper benzene waste operations at a manufacturing facility result in a $3.1 million settlement.

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10/11/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/11

In this week's Roundup, a rubber manufacturer pays $3.35 million to resolve allegations that the company unintentionally emitted excess amounts of regulated air pollutants. Plus, a fire at a natural gas plant results in a the death of one employee.

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10/04/2021

New Deadlines: TSCA Health & Safety Reporting for 50 Chemicals

US EPA amended the deadline for chemical manufacturers and importers to report unpublished data on 50 chemical substances specified in a July Final Rule.

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10/04/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/4

In this week's Roundup, golf course renovations result in a $84K civil penalty for alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a towing and recycling company allegedly mishandled over 13K lbs of hazardous waste.

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09/29/2021

Why You’re Legally Required to Generate Less Waste

Minimizing the amount of hazardous waste your site generates helps to protect our environment. It's also required by law.  

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