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Called the NCP for short, the national Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan is the Federal government's blueprint for responding to hazardous substance releases and oil spills that reach the environment.
US EPA today announced the addition of seven sites to its National Priorities List (NPL)—the list of sites designated for cleanup under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also called “Superfund.”
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.
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.
The first EPA enforcement roundup of 2017 includes a 40 million dollar CERCLA/Superfund settlement involving more than twenty companies.
Every day, facilities all across America 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, hazardous waste management and disposal standards, and much more.
US EPA this week announced the addition of ten sites to its National Priorities List (NPL). Sites on the NPL are those designated to undergo cleanup of hazardous substances and are commonly referred to as “Superfund” sites.
On May 3, the US EPA and US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a nearly $7 million fine for a company that allegedly violated the terms of a 2002 Superfund consent decree.
The CEO of a Canadian environmental services company has been convicted of major fraud against the United States for orchestrating a kickback scheme that netted his firm “tens of millions of dollars in soil treatment and disposal contracts,” according to a Department of Justice press release.
Today, April 7, US EPA expanded the list of US Superfund sites by adding five contaminated hazardous waste and chemical sites to the National Priorities List (NPL).
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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.