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07/17/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/18

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, a high-tech manufacturer and a pharmaceuticals maker will pay for RCRA hazardous waste violations, and plastic “nurdles” cause a Clean Water Act headache for two plastics companies.    

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06/30/2017

EPA Proposes Waters of the US Recodification

A pre-publication copy of a new US EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposal to re-codify the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) is now available. 

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06/26/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/27

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a meat packer, a home builder, and a gas station/convenience store will all pay big penalties for different violations of the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts. 

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06/19/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/20

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a group of defense contractors will pay $3.1 million to reimburse the US Air Force and US EPA for hazardous substance cleanup costs at a used by the US military to launch missiles and rockets since the 1940s. 

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06/19/2017

How Your Voice Can Impact EPA Regulations

With US EPA taking steps recently to delay, reconsider, and eliminate Federal regulations aimed at protecting the environment, it seems US citizens are more engaged than ever on issues facing the environment and on the processes of government in general.  

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05/26/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/30

This week, our EPA Enforcement Roundup includes a chemical storage and logistics company paying millions for alleged Clean Air Act violations and grease recycler facing jail time for possible criminal violations of the Clean Water Act.  

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05/22/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/23

This week, our EPA Enforcement Roundup includes two insurance companies paying for Superfund cleanup, an iron nugget producer paying a six-figure Clean Air Act settlement, and a metal recycler in Puerto Rico that allegedly violated the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and RCRA. 

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04/18/2017

Comments Due: EPA's Lead Free Drinking Water Rule

The US EPA has extended the public comment period for a proposed rule that would require the use of lead-free pipes, fittings, fixtures, solder, and flux for drinking water systems.

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04/18/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: April 2017

Every day, facilities across the US receive Notices of Violation from US EPA for alleged noncompliance with a wide variety of programs like the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, chemical management and reporting regulations (TSCA, EPCRA, CERCLA, etc.), hazardous waste management and disposal standards (RCRA), and much more.

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03/21/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/21

A marina and tennis club, a hydroponics shop, and a highway construction project will pay US EPA for alleged violations of environmental law and regulations like the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and more. 

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