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On January 13, US EPA increased its monetary civil penalties for violations of hazardous waste, air, water, chemical, and other environmental laws and regulations.
In this week's Roundup, an oil spill leaves an Arkansas-based logistics company with over $2 million in Clean Water Act violations. Also, a Connecticut hazardous waste facility is fined $82,000 for alleged toxic chemical reporting issues.
California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) claims that the facility, which paid $1.4 million in penalties in October 2018 following a series of fires, has failed to properly manage its hazardous waste since the settlement.
One of the largest delivery companies in the world has been fined $13,260 by OSHA for allegedly exposing one of its drivers to excessive heat, requiring immediate medical care.
In this week's Roundup, a trucking company will pay $3 million for illegal hazardous materials transport, a former chemical plant manager is sentenced to 12 months probation for Clean Water Act violations, and five San Francisco bay-area marinas will pay for SPCC Plan violations.
A well-known retail convenience store chain with more than 1,700 stores in California last week agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve allegations that it failed to train store personnel who handled hazardous materials.
To address a recent rise in fires aboard shipping vessels, major carriers have announced new fines and security procedures aimed at reducing the number of misdeclared hazardous cargo shipments.
Effective July 31, 2019, US DOT has increased civil penalties for Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) violations. With hazmat civil penalties assessed on a per day, per violation basis, even minor increases to these penalty amounts can add up quickly.
In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, two food processing and refrigeration facilites will pay nearly $400K combined for failure to comply with emergency planning and release reporting for anhydrous ammonia. In Massachusetts, a metal plating facility will pay for alleged hazardous waste management violations.
In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a family-owned dairy farm will pay over $89,000 for Clean Air Act and EPCRA vioations. Plus, an industrial lumber facility faces $320,000 in Clean Water Act violations.
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