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Crystal Clean to pay $500,000 after allegations of violating EPA's PCB rules

Mark Iandolo Sep. 27, 2016, 3:47pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Crystal Clean LLC of Elgin, Illinois, will pay $400,000 for new energy-efficient lighting at several schools in Gary, Indiana, to resolve allegations of violating rules regarding the handling of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced.

Syngenta Crop Protection to pay more than $1 million over allegations of FIFRA violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 26, 2016, 2:50pm

Syngenta Crop Protection LLC in Greensboro, North Carolina, will pay $766,508 in civil penalties and spend $436,990 to perform a Supplemental Environmental Project after allegations of violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced.

EPA announces settlement to help clean up Ward Transformer Superfund site in Raleigh

Mark Iandolo Sep. 26, 2016, 2:29pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a settlement with 173 parties to clean areas around the Ward Transformer Superfund site in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Whole Foods to pay $3.5 million over alleged hazardous waste violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 23, 2016, 7:55pm

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – Whole Foods Inc. will pay $3.5 million and promote hazardous waste compliance after allegations of improperly identifying or mishandling hazardous waste at company facilities in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

EPA completes federally implemented clean air plan in Arkansas

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2016, 12:47pm

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the completion of a process for a federally implemented clean air plan in Arkansas.

EPA requires New York City to improve its sewer backup issues

Mark Iandolo Sep. 9, 2016, 12:52pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced an administrative order to New York City, mandating that it draft a plan to address continued sewer backups into residents’ basements and other public and private property.

EPA and NHTSA release standards for heavy-duty trucks to reduce carbon pollution

Mark Iandolo Sep. 2, 2016, 6:41pm

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have released finalized standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in order to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon pollution.

Pumpco Energy Services to pay $237,980 after alleged RCRA violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 26, 2016, 11:36am

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — Pumpco Energy Services Inc. will pay $237,980 after allegations of violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced.

Honeywell, Georgia Power commit more than $28 million to help cleanup LCP Chemicals Superfund site

Mark Iandolo Aug. 25, 2016, 7:06pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Honeywell International Inc. and Georgia Power Co., in a settlement with the Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, have agreed to clean up a 60-acre saltwater marsh at the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site in Brunswick, Georgia.

New York attorney general joins coalition backing EPA greenhouse gas regulations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2016, 12:07pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released a statement supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas industry.

EPA reaches settlement with Missouri city after Clean Water Act allegations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2016, 11:47am

LENEXA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposed settlement with the city of Columbia, Missouri, that resolves allegations the city violated the Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants from the Columbia Landfill and Yard Waste Composting Facility.

Eight-state coalition urges EPA to reconsider regional haze rules

Mark Iandolo Aug. 19, 2016, 11:40am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is leading a coalition of eight attorneys general in pleading with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consider the effects and costs of its proposed changes to regional haze rules.

California attorney general supports EPA's New Source Performance Standards

Mark Iandolo Aug. 18, 2016, 3:13pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has joined eight other states and the city of Chicago in a motion to intervene in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) New Source Performance Standards.

EPA announces decision in Bayer CropScience facility explosion case

Mark Iandolo Aug. 18, 2016, 11:38am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced Bayer CropScience LP will pay $5.6 million for penalty and safety improvements after allegations it violated federal chemical accident prevention laws. The alleged violations occurred in 2008 at Bayer’s facility in Institute, W. Va., where an explosion killed two people.

CMI agrees to commit $143 million to cleanup work at Chevron Questa Mine Superfund site

Mark Iandolo Aug. 12, 2016, 2:46pm

QUESTA, N.M. (Legal Newsline) — Chevron Mining Inc. (CMI) will pay $143 million in cleanup work at the Chevron Questa Mine Superfund site, the Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have announced.

EPA fines three New Hampshire companies for allegedly violating RRP Rule

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2016, 1:35pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that three N.H. companies face penalties after allegations of failing to follow federal lead paint regulations at a commercial and residential property in Manchester.

EPA orders SV Land to help chemical cleanup near Sporlan Valve Plant 1 Superfund site

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2016, 11:47am

LENAXA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced an order to protect homes in Washington, Missouri, from potentially harmful chemical vapors in groundwater near the Sporlan Valve Plant 1 Superfund site.

EPA targets Clearview Home Improvements for alleged violations of RRP rule

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2016, 11:42am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Clearview Home Improvements Inc. has been fined $58,450 for allegedly failing to comply with the federal Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule while working at seven residential properties in Southern California, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced.

District court rejects dismissal of 'coated seeds' pesticide case against EPA

Erik Derr Aug. 7, 2016, 3:24pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A motion by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking for the immediate dismissal of a case that alleges the EPA erroneously applied regulatory exemptions to seeds coated with neonicotinoid pesticides has been denied by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

EPA: Vita Craft will eliminate hazardous air pollutant PCE

Mark Iandolo Aug. 5, 2016, 3:36pm

LENEXA, Kan.  (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced Vita Craft Corporation, as part of a settlement, has agreed to install equipment designed to fully eliminate emissions of the hazardous air pollutant perchloroethylene (PCE). Vita Craft’s decision to implement this equipment goes beyond what the company is required to do by law.