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Texas wastewater treatment facility to improve pollution controls

Mark Iandolo May 23, 2017, 8:51am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced May 17 that Vopak Terminal Deer Park Inc. and Vopak Logistics Services USA Inc., have agreed to settle allegations of violating federal and state clean air laws.

Environmental groups allege EPA violated federal law

Mike Torres May 18, 2017, 9:33am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — Environmental groups are suing the EPA, alleging violation of federal law.

EPA signs proposed rulemaking to approve North Dakota's Class VI injection wells

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:41am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced May 9 that the EPA has signed a proposed rulemaking to approve North Dakota’s application to implement and enforce its own Class VI Underground Injection Control (UIC) program.

EPA settles with Potomac Electric Power Company for $54,000

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:41am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced May 11 that Potomac Electric Power Company will pay $54,000 after allegations of violating hazardous waste regulations at its maintenance facility in Washington D.C.

EPA settles with Maryland wood treatment plant that allegedly violated hazardous waste laws

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:36am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced May 11 that Reliance Treated Wood Inc. will pay $69,000 after allegations of violating hazardous waste regulations at its wood treatment facility in Federalsburg, Md.

Oakland environmental groups accuse EPA administrator of breach of duty

Louie Torres May 10, 2017, 11:18am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Two Oakland environmental groups are suing the EPA administrator, alleging breach of duty and violation of federal law.

EPA settles with owner of Hidden Lane Superfund Site in Virginia

Mark Iandolo May 8, 2017, 12:52pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 3 that Persimmon Lane LLC has settled with the agency and the commonwealth of Virginia. The company will help fund the cleanup of the Hidden Lane Superfund site, a 150-acre property in Sterling, Loudon County, Virginia.

EPA settles with three companies that allegedly violated California's Truck and Bus rule

Mark Iandolo May 8, 2017, 12:51pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 4 that it has reached settlements totaling more than $201,000 with three companies that had allegedly violated California’s Truck and Bus Regulation.

California joins coalition opposing Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017

Mark Iandolo May 4, 2017, 8:46am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 26 that he has joined a coalition of 16 attorneys general in urging Congress to protect critical ozone air quality standards.

Massachusetts transportation department fined over stormwater runoff

Mark Iandolo Apr. 16, 2017, 10:13am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — A construction company and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT) will pay $21,600 over allegations that they violated a construction permit and caused excessive stormwater discharges into local rivers.

EPA to delay implementation of Risk Management Program amendments

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2017, 9:17am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced March 31 that Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed a proposed rule that will further delay the EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) Amendments. This decision allows the EPA to have more time in completing the amendment process.

EPA announces comments from agriculture organizations after Pruitt denies ban on chlorpyrifos

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:42pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced April 5 that numerous institutions in the agriculture community have delivered comments on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to deny a ban on chlorpyrifos, a pesticide used in agriculture.

Sherwin-Williams to pay $14 million, cover EPA oversight expenses for Route 561 dump site

Mark Iandolo Apr. 6, 2017, 11:12am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that the Sherwin-Williams Company has agreed to pay $14 million to clean up lead and arsenic contaminated soil and sediment at the Route 561 Dump site in Gibbsboro, N.J. The company also will cover the expenses involved.

EPA administrator signs order denying petition to ban pesticide chlorpyrifos

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2017, 3:47pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced March 29 that Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed an order denying a petition to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide currently used in U.S. agriculture.

Hydroponics retailer to settle pesticide charges with EPA

Mark Iandolo Mar. 30, 2017, 9:33am

Grow Depot, a hydroponics and organics supply store in Northglenn, Colo., agreed to settle allegations of violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced March 13. 

EPA withdraws request for information from oil, gas companies

Mark Iandolo Mar. 16, 2017, 9:41am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced March 2 that it is withdrawing its request that owners and operators in the oil and natural gas industry provide information on equipment and emissions at existing oil and gas operations, effective immediately.

Texas, 18 other states urge EPA to end alleged federal overreach

Mark Iandolo Mar. 16, 2017, 8:48am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced March 7 that he has joined 18 other states in a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt urging an end to alleged federal overreach. 

Brady Sullivan to pay EPA penalty of $90,461 after alleged RPP violations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 15, 2017, 10:02am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Feb. 28 that it had finalized a settlement agreement with Brady Sullivan Millworks II LLC and Brady Sullivan Millworks IV LLC (Brady Sullivan) after an alleged failure to follow lead-safe work practices and provide proper lead paint disclosure to tenants at a Manchester, New Hampshire, residential property.  

D.C. joins six states in opposing Trump's executive order regarding Clean Water Act

Mark Iandolo Mar. 9, 2017, 8:48am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Feb. 28 that he has joined six state attorneys general in opposing President Trump’s executive order that Trump described as paving the way for the elimination of the Clean Water Rule (also known as the Waters of the United States Rule, or WOTUS).

EPA announces settlement in Oregon with Nygaard Land

Mark Iandolo Mar. 2, 2017, 8:32am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Feb. 8 that Martin Nygaard and Nygaard Land LLC will begin a major wetland restoration effort on 72 acres of formerly wooded property that Nygaard owns and cleared.