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EPA settles with Canyon Plastics over alleged Clean Water Act violations

Mark Iandolo Dec. 6, 2016, 9:42am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 1 that it has reached an agreement with Canyon Plastics Inc., resolving allegations of federal Clean Water Act violations.

EPA and DoJ announce a $9 million settlement over Asheville Superfund Site

Mark Iandolo Dec. 2, 2016, 8:55am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice announced Nov. 22 that CTS Corp., Mills Gap Road Associates and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. will spend roughly $9 million on an interim cleanup at the CTS of Asheville Inc. Superfund Site in Asheville, North Carolina.

EPA announces 10 chemicals it will examine for risk to humans

Mark Iandolo Dec. 2, 2016, 8:48am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Nov. 29 the first 10 chemicals it plans to evaluate for potential risks to human health and the environment under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform.

EPA receives $5.6 million settlement from Shieldalloy Metallurgical to clean Superfund Site

Mark Iandolo Nov. 29, 2016, 9:22am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Nov. 16 that Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corporation has agreed to a $5.6 million settlement after contaminated groundwater allegations at the Superfund site in Newfield and Vineland, New Jersey.

EPA announces settlement with Albaugh after allegations of FIFRA violations

Mark Iandolo Nov. 22, 2016, 8:26am

LENEXA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 13 it has settled with Albaugh LLC after allegations the company violated the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) by misbranding pesticides. Albaugh will pay a penalty of $112,684.

EPA alleges Behr Iron and Metal releases harmful lead into air

Mark Iandolo Nov. 18, 2016, 11:33am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Nov. 9 that it issued a notice of violation to Behr Iron and Metal of Rockford, Illinois, for allegedly exceeding the health-based standards that limit air emissions of lead.

Pennsylvania to pay $26,000 penalty, agrees to strengthen compliance with EPA standards

Mark Iandolo Nov. 18, 2016, 11:30am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 18 the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PADOT) will pay $26,066 after allegations of underground storage tank violations in Brownsville and Franklin, where the facilities stored diesel fuel.

Washington can continue case against U.S Energy Department

Mark Iandolo Nov. 15, 2016, 9:40am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Nov. 3 that a federal judge has rejected the U.S. Department of Energy’s motion to dismiss his lawsuit over worker safety issues at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

After EPA action, two construction companies to correct alleged violations in Massachusetts

Mark Iandolo Nov. 15, 2016, 9:38am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 27 that an enforcement action has led to K.R. Rezendes Inc., an excavation company, and Bacon-Agostini Construction Co. Inc., a general contractor, correcting alleged violations of the EPA permit to discharge stormwater.

EPA settles for $400,000 with Halliburton Energy Services over diesel truck allegations

Mark Iandolo Nov. 15, 2016, 9:38am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement Oct. 27 valued at more than $400,000 with Halliburton Energy Services Inc. for a fleet of diesel trucks that allegedly violated California’s Truck and Bus Regulation.

Dana Container pays $12,000 EPA settlement for alleged violations of hazardous waste storage laws

Mark Iandolo Nov. 15, 2016, 9:35am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 18 that Dana Container Inc., owner and operator of a rail car cleaning and refurbishing facility in Wilmington, Delaware, will pay $12,000 after allegations related to hazardous waste storage violations.  

WestRock settles with EPA, agrees to payout to resolve hazardous waste allegations

Mark Iandolo Nov. 15, 2016, 9:34am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement Nov. 3 with WestRock CP LLC. The company will pay $1.6 billion in cash, plus stock shares valued at $3 million to resolve allegations related to hazardous waste near Prescott, Arizona.

EPA announces $150,000 settlement with Specialty Materials over alleged violation of federal law

Mark Iandolo Nov. 10, 2016, 11:48am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 27 that Specialty Materials Inc., a manufacturer of fiber products in Lowell, Massachusetts, will pay $150,000 after allegations of violating the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Massachusetts waste management regulations.

Shoreside Petroleum pays $89,000 in EPA penalties after self-disclosing alleged violations

Mark Iandolo Nov. 8, 2016, 7:43am

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 31 that Shoreside Petroleum Inc. paid $89,000 after allegations of violating federal clean air rules designed to prevent toxic air pollution at the company’s fuel terminals in Seward and Cordova, Alaska.

EPA, Mitsuya Boeki USA settle in case involving chemical import documentation rules

Mark Iandolo Nov. 8, 2016, 7:37am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 31 that Mitsuya Boeki USA Inc. of Saddlebrook, New Jersey, will settle allegations of violating federal rules requiring manufacturers and importers to provide the EPA with information on the production and use of large quantities of chemicals.

Federal judge approves $14.7 billion settlement in Volkswagen emissions class actions

Jessica Karmasek Oct. 27, 2016, 11:04am

Under the settlement, the German automaker is required to spend up to $10 billion on vehicle buybacks and owner compensation. It also must pay $2.7 billion into a trust to support environmental programs and reduce emissions, and spend an additional $2 billion on investments and promotion of zero emissions vehicles.

EPA drafts two rules aimed at reducing HFC emissions

Mark Iandolo Oct. 19, 2016, 8:59am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized two rules designed to reduce the projected growth and emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

EPA reaches deal with North Cascade Road Developers over alleged water violations

Mark Iandolo Oct. 18, 2016, 9:44am

LENEXA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that its Region 7 reached a proposed administrative settlement with North Cascade Road Developers LLC after allegations the company violated Section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its Timber Hyrst Estates residential development in Dubuque, Iowa.

Lucas-Milhaupt Warwick settles for $69,265 after allegations of violating federal right-to-know law

Mark Iandolo Oct. 17, 2016, 2:07pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in September that it had settled with Lucas-Milhaupt Warwick LLC over allegations the company failed to file the proper “Toxic Release Inventory” (TRI) reporting forms for copper and silver for 2012, 2013 and 2014, in violation of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

EPA aims to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals

Mark Iandolo Oct. 14, 2016, 10:30am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced efforts to carry out requirements of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act and reduce exposure to certain persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals.