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

By Mark Iandolo | May 16, 2017

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.

The EPA cited Reliance Treated Wood for violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which governs the way hazardous waste must be treated, stored and disposed of. 

Specific alleged violations include storage of hazardous waste for more than 90 days, failure to obtain an annual written assessment about its storage system, failure to maintain its leak containment guards, failure to maintain contingency plans, failure to maintain training records for its personnel and failure to make timely waste determinations.

Reliance Treated Wood did not admit liability to these allegations but has fully complied with EPA and certified its compliance with applicable RCRA requirements.

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