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Wilson Oil settles alleged Clean Water Act spill violations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 14, 2017, 8:37am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Feb. 2 that Wilson Oil Inc., doing business as Wilcox & Flegel Oil Co., has agreed to settle allegations of Clean Water Act spill prevention violations at its Longview Terminal facility in Longview, Washington.

EPA settles with 3 companies that allegedly violated Kansas RRP Rule

Mark Iandolo Feb. 9, 2017, 1:09pm

LENEXA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 15 that three companies will pay civil penalties after allegedly violating the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule at the Kansas City Power & Light (KCPL) building in Kansas City, Missouri.

EPA finalizes saftey measures to protect consumers from herbicide paraquat hazards

Mark Iandolo Feb. 9, 2017, 1:08pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 15 the finalization of safety measures created to prevent poisonings caused by ingestion of the herbicide paraquat. Paraquat can cause severe injuries or death from skin or eye exposure.

Bandit Industries to pay $3 million to settle EPA allegations of violating Clean Air Act

Mark Iandolo Feb. 3, 2017, 9:31am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Jan. 18 that Bandit Industries Inc. has agreed to settle allegations of violating the Clean Air Act when selling non-road diesel engines and equipment used in wood processing that failed to meet government standards.

Magellan settles spill claims, will pay $16M in injuctive relief

Mark Iandolo Feb. 3, 2017, 9:31am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice on Jan. 19 reached a settlement with Magellan Pipeline Company L.P. for alleged Clean Water Act violations related to a fuel spill.

Hancock Foods settles EPA allegations related to Clean Air Act compliance

Mark Iandolo Feb. 3, 2017, 9:30am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Jan. 19 that Hancock Foods, which owns a blueberry processing facility in Hancock, Maine, has agreed to comply with federal requirements designed to protect the public and first responders from hazardous chemicals.

Matson to pay $725,000 for alleged Clean Water Act violations in Honolulu Harbor

Mark Iandolo Feb. 2, 2017, 11:57am

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Jan. 19 that Matson Terminals Inc. has agreed to pay $725,000 in civil penalties after allegations of Clean Water Act violations related to a September 2013 molasses spill into Honolulu Harbor.

EPA's regional haze rule beaten back by lawsuit

Dawn Geske Jan. 24, 2017, 12:05pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regional haze regulations in Texas and Oklahoma has been put on hold by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District.

EPA reaches agreement with Smith Cove for cleanup of Callahan Mine Superfund Site

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:25am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Jan. 6 that a settlement has been reached to facilitate cleanup of the Callahan Mine Superfund Site in Brooksville, Maine.

EPA complaint against Syngenta, other policies in doubt under new Trump pick, advocate says

Karen Kidd Jan. 11, 2017, 10:16am

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environment Protection Agency has many wondering what will become of the agency's activities, including a pesticide complaint filed last month over an incident on Kauai a year ago, a workplace advocate said.

U.S. agencies settle for $40 million with 100 parties in Petersen/Puritan Superfund site case

Mark Iandolo Jan. 6, 2017, 10:07am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Protection (RIDEM) announced Dec. 23 they had reached a $40 million settlement with defendants to ensure cleanup of “Operable Unit Two” of the Peterson/Puritan Inc. Superfund site in Cumberland and Lincoln, Rhode Island.

EPA, Connecticut town agree to storm water system upgrade

Mark Iandolo Jan. 5, 2017, 9:25am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 19 that the city of West Haven, Connecticut, has agreed to make changes to its storm water system, ensuring the protection of local waterways.

EPA to conduct emergency response cleanup at closed Indianapolis facility

Mark Iandolo Jan. 5, 2017, 8:52am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 15 it had started an emergency response action to clean up the vacant Williamson Polishing & Plating building in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood of Indianapolis.  

EPA fines Western Solutions $25,000, alleges violations of cleanup agreement

Mark Iandolo Jan. 4, 2017, 9:01am

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 20 that it has assessed Western Solutions Inc. a $25,000 fine for violating a chemical cleanup order issued by the agency in 2010.

EPA targets Syngenta Seeds, seeks $4.8 million for alleged worker protection law violations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 4, 2017, 8:38am

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a complaint Dec. 15 against Syngenta Seeds LLC for allegations of violating federal pesticide regulations.

Saint-Gobain Corp. facilities in Massachusetts pursue compliance with clean water laws

Mark Iandolo Dec. 20, 2016, 9:38am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 13 that manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts, subsidiaries of a multinational building materials company, have taken steps to comply with federal clean water laws.

EPA to finalize standards for restricted-use pesticides

Mark Iandolo Dec. 16, 2016, 8:31am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 12 that it is finalizing standards for applicators who apply restricted-use pesticides that are not available for purchase by the general public and require special handling.

EPA proposes ban on certain uses of chemical TCE

Mark Iandolo Dec. 13, 2016, 9:56am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 7 that it has proposed a ban on select uses of the toxic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE).

EPA plan seeks to protect taxpayers from financial woes linked to hardrock mining contamination

Mark Iandolo Dec. 9, 2016, 9:33am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 2 that it will take action to protect U.S. taxpayers by proposing financial responsibility requirements for the hardrock mining industry.

Slawson settles with EPA, agrees to upgrade vapor control systems at North Dakota facilities

Mark Iandolo Dec. 9, 2016, 9:17am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 1 that Slawson Exploration Company Inc. will settle allegations of violating the Clean Air Act during its oil and gas production activities in North Dakota.