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.
The US Postal Service raised its civil penalties for violations of mailability and consumer protection provisions, including violations for shippers of hazardous materials by post.
In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, regulated businesses will pay civil penalties for Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act violations and a manufacturer settles with EPA for $16.2 million in Superfund cleanup costs.
US EPA published a Final Rule on February 6, 2019 to raise civil penalties for noncompliance with environmental regulations. The new penalty figures apply to all violations that occur(ed) after November 2, 2015 and for which penalties are assessed on or after February 6, 2019.
The owner of a trucking company has been sentenced to serve one year in jail for hazardous materials shipping violations, conspiracy, fraud, and obstruction of justice.
In this week’s Roundup, a pipeline owner, a permitted hazardous waste facility, and an oil and gas disposal company will pay to resolve alleged violations of EPA water, oil spill, and hazardous waste violations.
Prepared by hazardous waste training leader
Lion Technology Inc., this report covers what’s
happened since the new hazardous waste rules took effect.