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In this week’s EPA enforcement roundup: EPA fined two companies for Clean Air Act violations and a university for improper disposal of PCB-contaminated waste.
In a settlement reached with the US EPA, the US Department of Justice, and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), a major oil and gas company has agreed to install and operate air pollution control and monitoring technology at five of its petrochemical and plastics facilities in Texas and Louisiana.
A major department store will pay a $375,000 civil penalty and complete environmental projects to settle alleged violations of the RCRA hazardous waste regulations at 44 of its stores.
As required under Title IV of the Clean Air Act, every year, US EPA adjusts the penalty for excess emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides—the primary sources of acid rain.
OSHA has fined 2 companies—a structural framing company in Alabama and a South Jersey construction company—for alleged violations of fall prevention, scaffolding, and other work safety regulations.
In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a salmon cannery will pay for Clean Air Act violations and an iron company must reimburse US EPA for CERCLA/Superfund hazardous substances cleanup costs.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recently shared a preliminary list of the top 10 most often cited OSHA work safety standards in 2017.
The US Army Corps of Engineers (ACoE) on Friday raised its civil penalties for violations of the Clean Water Act to reflect the rate of inflation.
In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, an Alaska hazmat carrier will pay for 3 diesel fuel spills caused by icy road conditions, a quarry will pay for Clean Water Act mistakes and an aluminium production facility will pay a six-figure fine for alleged Clean Air Act violations.
This month, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed civil penalties for two shippers who allegedly violated US DOT hazmat shipping requirements, including a $50,000 fine for 142 lithium batteries found in an employee's checked luggage.
In 1995, US EPA passed the Universal Waste Rule, which created relaxed standards for managing common hazardous wastes like light bulbs, batteries, mercury-containing equipment, and more. While universal wastes are subject to less stringent regulations than “fully-regulated” hazardous wastes, there are still rules to follow to manage them properly. Use this guide to spot and correct common universal waste errors before they result in a notice of violation during a Federal or State inspection.