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09/15/2017

Tuna Producer Caught in EPA Enforcement Net

Sorry, Charlie! A major canned tuna fish producer will now pay more than $6,000,000 to resolve alleged violations of wastewater permitting, Clean Water Act, RCRA hazardous waste, and Clean Air Act chemical storage requirements.

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09/11/2017

Clean Air Act Rules for VOCs from Commercial Products

In order to control the concentration of ozone in ground-level atmosphere, the Clear Air Act (CAA) requires the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the effect of consumer and commercial products that emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in relation to those emissions’ potential to affect ozone buildup in the ambient air.  

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09/11/2017

First Responders File Suit Against Texas Chemical Company

Seven individuals who responded to the flooded organic peroxides plant in Crosby, TX during Hurricane Harvey have now filed suit against the global chemical company that owns the facility. 

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09/05/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/5

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, the former owner of a Cleveland electro-plating facility is wanted for allegedly drilling holes in tanks of hazardous chemicals in an effort to sabotage the plant. Also, NYC will pay EPA for CERCLA hazardous substance cleanup, and a Massachusetts meat facility will pay six figures for Clean Air Act and EPCRA violations. 

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08/28/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/29

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, four companies will pay more than $350,000 combined for chemical reporting violations under EPCRA and TSCA, and a paperwork storage company will pay for Safe Drinking Water Act violations.   

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08/28/2017

CSB Issues Safety Alert for Texas Petrochemical Facilities

In the wake of devastating flooding and disruption of industrial operations caused by Hurricane Harvey, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has issued a Safety Alert for petrochemical facilities in Texas that will restart operations in the coming weeks and months. 

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08/25/2017

EPA Extends Comment Period on WOTUS Rule Recodification

US EPA this week extended the public comment period for its proposed rule to recodify the definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). A key element of the Clean Water Act, the WOTUS definition expanded by US EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers in 2015.  

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08/21/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/22

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, an environmental fugitive is on the run after escaping police custody, a metal etching company pays for RCRA hazardous waste violations, and more. 

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08/14/2017

EPA Proposes Keeping Current NAAQS for Nitrogen Dioxide

EPA proposed last month to retain the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), without revision. 

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08/03/2017

EPA Faces Pushback on Delayed Clean Air Regulations

Before becoming EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt often challenged new US EPA Clean Air Act rules in court as Attorney General of Oklahoma. Now, it seems, the tables have turned—today Pruitt and his EPA face their own set of legal challenges from Attorneys General across the US.  

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2018 RCRA Status Report: New Hazardous Waste Rules