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Under authority granted by the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) program at 40 CFR 112. While most facilities subject to the SPCC rules...


This week, the lessee of a massive Utah mining complex and two natural gas processing companies will pay restitution to US EPA. These are only a few of the environmental enforcement cases we read about this week.


This week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup comes to you from the Golden State, and starts with a reminder for retail facilities that manage regulated hazardous wastes or universal wastes, especially in California: Investigators and State attorneys continue to “dumpster dive” in order to uncover environmental violations.


The EPA enforcement actions come in pairs this week, as two seafood processing facilities and two pipeline companies will pay to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. 


EPA recently released its annual summary of environmental enforcement activity for Fiscal Year 2017. Today, we’ll take a by-the-numbers look at how EPA enforced environmental laws in 2017 and compare these results to EPA’s FY 2016 enforcement report.


A manufacturer of widely used products that contain perfluorocarbons (PFCs) recently settled a lawsuit with the State of Minnesota’s Attorney General’s Office, agreeing to provide $850 million to create a Water Quality and Sustainability Fund supporting the Twin Cities East Metro area.


In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, a major online retailer will pay more than $1 million for selling unregistered, misbranded pesticides in violation of FIFRA; a global petrochemical firm will complete a $10 million project to resolve Clean Air Act allegations; and more.

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