In this week's Roundup, a wastewater facility must pay over $2 billion in penalties and site improvements over alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a chemical manufacturer that failed to comply with Toxic Release Inventory reporting regs now faces a nearly $200,000 settlement with US EPA.
On July 1, the heat is on for many facilities in the US—and not just because the temperature is rising.
July 1 is also when facilities must submit the annual toxic chemical reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
US EPA promulgated a Final Rule on June 12, 2018 to add a category for nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) to the reporting requirements in Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
In California, universal waste handlers must comply with unique State requirements beyond what the Federal RCRA program mandates. Knowing how to identify and manage universal waste is a critical part of hazardous waste compliance under Cal/EPA rules.