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12/08/2017

Cal DTSC Fines Cable Provider $9.5 Million for Hazardous Waste Violations

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has fined a major cable TV provider for alleged violations of California’s State hazardous waste standards.   

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12/04/2017

OSHA Gives Employers 2 More Weeks to Submit Injury and Illness Data

OSHA this month announced an additional two week extension for employers who must electronically submit injury and illness data under the new “Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule finalized in May 2016.

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11/27/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/28

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, an exterminator will pay $10 million in criminal fines for fumigating residential properties with products containing methyl bromide. Plus, a hazardous waste facility pays for RCRA permit violations and a seafood storage company is fined for failure to properly report a hazardous substance release.  

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11/22/2017

Are All Chemical Exposures Recordable Injuries?

An acid line ruptured, exposing three employees to 15% hydrofluoric acid. After the exposure occurred, the employees underwent an off-site medical evaluation. Two of the three employees complained of difficulty breathing and other symptoms...

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11/20/2017

Environmental Civil Suits a Growing Problem for Facilities

If environmental groups and concerned citizens find they cannot achieve their aims by bringing EPA to court, they may double their efforts to sue individual facilities for perceived violations of environmental law and regulations.

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11/16/2017

California Nearly Triples Hazardous Waste Penalties

Hazardous waste compliance mistakes in California could now cost facilities as much as $70,000 per day, per violation.

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11/10/2017

EPA to Host TSCA Reform Meetings in DC Next Month

US EPA will host two public meetings, on December 6 and 11, to update interested parties about the Agency’s progress toward implementing changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) made in 2016.   

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11/07/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/7

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. 

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11/03/2017

Oil Giant Settles Alleged Clean Air Act Violations for $300 Million

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.

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10/30/2017

Retail Chain to Pay $375,000 for Hazardous Waste Violations

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.   

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