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Polluters (and Other Violators) of the Week 2003
(More like bi-weekly, actually)

*True cases of environmental criminals and other violators of environmental laws, regulations and statutes from real court cases

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The EPA and its federal, state and local law enforcement partners investigate and prosecute significant and egregious violations of environmental laws. These investigations involve, but are not limited to, the illegal disposal of hazardous waste; the illegal discharge of pollutants to a water of the United States; the illegal importation of certain restricted or regulated chemicals into the United States; tampering with a drinking water supply; mail fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering relating to environmental criminal activities.

People often ask us, "It seems like companies get away with polluting all the time, just look at Exxon and the Valdez!"  While it may be true that some companies treat the environment, your community's well-being and your health like a doormat and act as though their crimes are nothing more than a public relations expense; individuals and companies are being caught all the time.  And the penalties are severe!  Follow Detective Joe Friday and read on to learn about the appalling gall of these jerks and their crimes.

It is EHSO's opinion that our society's obsession with money and instant wealth, combined with a generally apathetic public, and politicians more concerned with polls than pollution is leading to an increase in pollution and deliberate polluters.   If you suspect a persistent polluter in your area, email us (or click here to use the EPA's report a violator form) for instructions to assist the EPA in catching him!   To search a company's compliance history, click here!

Disclaimer: The following news stories are all taken verbatim from EPA releases, so don't even think of trying to sue us if you or your firm's name is here! We will WELCOME the publicity! Will your company?

In reverse chronological order:

Pollution Cases in 2003

December 2003

(12/17/2003) Real Estate Developer Settles Wetlands Violation in Meadville, Pa. - PHILADELPHIA -- Meadville Real Estate L.P. and its partners Meadville Associates, Inc., George Saad and George Maier have settled a complaint by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the unpermitted filling of protected wetlands in Meadville, Crawford Co., Pa.
(12/11/2003) EPA increases Arizona enforcement actions in 2003 - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency increased by 100 percent its enforcement actions against polluters in Arizona over 2002 efforts.
(12/11/2003) EPA increases California environmental enforcement cases by 33 percent since 2001 - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency increased its enforcement actions against polluters in California 33 percent over a two-year period, fining polluters a collective $279 million in 2003.
(12/11/2003) EPA increases Hawai'i environmental enforcement actions by 67 percent in 2003 - HONOLULU -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency increased its enforcement actions against polluters in Hawai'i by 67 percent in 2003 over 2002 efforts.
(12/11/2003) EPA increases environmental enforcement actions in Pacific Islands by 119 percent in 2003 - HONOLULU -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency increased its enforcement actions against polluters in the Pacific Islands such as Guam, American Samoa and the Marianas in 2003 by 119 percent over 2002 efforts.
(12/11/2003) EPA, Nevada DEP enjoy strong enforcement, compliance assistance year - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection worked together to bring businesses in compliance with environmental regulations through enforcement and technical assistance activities over the past year.
(12/02/2003) United States Settles Clean Water Act Case with Guam - SAN FRANCISCO --The United States Attorney in Guam and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today the terms of a consent decree to settle the Ordot Dump lawsuit against the Government of Guam
(12/31/2003) EPA Cites Alcoa Subsidiary for Hazardous Waste Violations - NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it has cited Howmet Corporation, a Dover, New Jersey subsidiary of Alcoa Inc., for violating numerous hazardous waste regulations.
(12/11/2003) EPA Continues Successful Enforcement Program Nationally and In Region 2 - New York, New York -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its national compliance assurance and enforcement results for fiscal year 2003 showing that environmental benefits increased an estimated 131 percent over fiscal year 2002.
(12/18/2003) EPA orders Connecticut manufacturer to clean up site - Boston - The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency today orderd a Haddam, Connecticut corporation to perform all necessary monitoring, testing and analysis to develop a cleanup plan for its property.
(12/12/2003) Claremont, N.H. Agrees to $6,000 Fine for Oil Spill Control Violations - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the City of Claremont, N.H. has agreed to pay $6,000 to settle a complaint alleging failure to plan for and guard against oil spills at its public works facility.
(12/11/2003) EPA's New England Office Announces Strong Enforcement Results for 2003 - BOSTON -- The US Environmental Protection Agency?s New England Office today announced strong results in its enforcement program last year, including a record year in negotiating innovative environmental projects in settling enforcement cases.
(12/11/2003) EPA increases Arizona enforcement actions in 2003 - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency increased by 100 percent its enforcement actions against polluters in Arizona over 2002 efforts.
(12/11/2003) EPA increases California environmental enforcement cases by 33 percent since 2001 - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency increased its enforcement actions against polluters in California 33 percent over a two-year period, fining polluters a collective $279 million in 2003.
(12/11/2003) EPA increases Hawai'i environmental enforcement actions by 67 percent in 2003 - HONOLULU -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency increased its enforcement actions against polluters in Hawai'i by 67 percent in 2003 over 2002 efforts.
(12/11/2003) EPA increases environmental enforcement actions in Pacific Islands by 119 percent in 2003 - HONOLULU -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency increased its enforcement actions against polluters in the Pacific Islands such as Guam, American Samoa and the Marianas in 2003 by 119 percent over 2002 efforts.
(12/11/2003) EPA, Nevada DEP enjoy strong enforcement, compliance assistance year - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection worked together to bring businesses in compliance with environmental regulations through enforcement and technical assistance activities over the past year.
(12/02/2003) United States Settles Clean Water Act Case with Guam - SAN FRANCISCO --The United States Attorney in Guam and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today the terms of a consent decree to settle the Ordot Dump lawsuit against the Government of Guam.

November 2003

(11/19/2003) ChevronTexaco agrees to pay EPA $195,000 to resolve Clean Water Act penalties - SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently settled with ChevronTexaco Corporation for $195,000 to resolve penalties for federal Clean Water Act violations at a former Estero Bay, Calif. tank farm and terminal.
(11/21/2003) EPA penalizes quail plantations for misuse of pesticides - Atlanta -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the settlement of cases involving the misuse of pesticides at eight plantations used for hunting quail in southern Georgia.

(11/19/2003) ChevronTexaco agrees to pay EPA $195,000 to resolve Clean Water Act penalties - SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently settled with ChevronTexaco Corporation for $195,000 to resolve penalties for federal Clean Water Act violations at a former Estero Bay, Calif. tank farm and terminal.

(11/05/2003) U.S. EPA and the Georgia EPD assesses penalties against the City of Atlanta for noncompliance with consent decree - Atlanta -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) announced today that the City of Atlanta has been assessed stipulated penalties for non-compliance with the terms of a Federal Consent Decree entered into by EPA, EPD and the City in 1999 to bring the City's sanitary sewer system that is separated from stormwater into compliance with the Clean Water Act and the Georgia Water Quality Control Act.
(11/25/2003) EPA Fines Atlantic Health System Inc. For Failure To Properly Manage Hazardous Waste - New York, N.Y. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it will seek $64,349 in penalties from Atlantic Health System Inc., owner and operator of Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, New Jersey, for violating numerous hazardous waste management requirements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
(11/19/2003) EPA Proposes to Fine Ponce Hospital for Illegal Discharge - New York, N.Y. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a $137,500 penalty against Quality Health Services of Puerto Rico, Inc. (Hospital San Cristobal) for discharging wastewater to a small creek, a tributary to the Rio Inabon, in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.
(11/17/2003) EPA Agrees to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Environmental Self Audit - New York, N.Y. -- Taking advantage of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Healthcare Compliance Initiative, an innovative self-audit program, New York-Presbyterian, the largest hospital in New York City, has entered into an agreement to conduct a comprehensive environmental audit of its facilities.
(11/05/2003) EPA Fines Vasser College For Violating Hazardous Waste Regulations - New York, N.Y. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it is seeking $97,581 in penalties from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York for violating numerous requirements of federal and New York State hazardous waste regulations.
(11/10/2003) New Bedford Settles Oil Spill Prevention Case With EPA - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has reached a settlement with the City of New Bedford, Mass. over alleged violations of oil spill prevention requirements at the city's drinking water plant.
(11/24/2003) EPA initiates legal actions with 17 facilities in ND under the Oil Pollution Act - Denver -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Denver office is seeking penalties of more than $400,000 against 17 facilities in North Dakota for violations of the federal Clean Water Act's Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan regulations.

October 2003

(10/24/2003) Virginia Wastewater Treatment Operators Imprisoned for Violating the Clean Water Act - PHILADELPHIA -- The Environmental Protection Agency has announced the sentencing of Kenneth Hinkley and Alexander Lapteff for criminal violations of the Clean Water Act.
(10/15/2003) Five Mid-Atlantic Facilities Settle Violations of Clean Air Act Certification Requirements - PHILADELPHIA -- Four companies and one government agency have agreed to pay $1,000 penalties for incorrectly certifying their facilities' compliance with Clean Air Act permit requirements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.
(10/01/2003) Contractor Settles Alleged Asbestos Violations During Work in Moundsville, W.Va. Public Housing - PHILADELPHIA -- The owner of Huffner Contracting has settled alleged Clean Air Act violations relating to the June 2001 removal of asbestos-containing floor tiles at a Moundsville, W.Va., public housing apartment complex, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.
(10/01/2003) EPA Cites Occidental Chemical for 13 Environmental Violations - PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued administrative penalty and compliance orders to Occidental Chemical Corporation in Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pa. for 13 environmental violations identified during a January 2003 multi-media inspection at the facility.
(10/30/2003) EPA Files Complaint Against Clarkson University for Hazardous Waste Violations - New York, N.Y. -- Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York faces a penalty of $60,500 for alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations.
(10/29/2003) EPA Issues Complaint Against Two Brooklyn Businesses For Underground Storage Tank Violations - New York, N.Y. -- Two Brooklyn businesses, McDonald Avenue Auto Enterprises, Inc. and S&M Realty of New York, Inc. face over $16,000 in penalties for alleged violations of underground storage tank regulations.
(10/27/2003) In Settlement With EPA, New Jersey City University Agrees To Waste Reduction Program - New York, N.Y. -- In a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on charges it did not properly manage hazardous waste, New Jersey City University (NJCU) has corrected improper waste management practices and agreed to implement a program to reduce the amount of hazardous waste it generates.
(10/20/2003) EPA Fines Nassau Health Care Corporation For Violating Hazardous Health Waste Regulations - New York, N.Y. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it will seek $279,900 in penalties from the Nassau Health Care Corporation Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York for violating numerous requirements of the federal and New York State hazardous waste regulations.
(10/01/2003) EPA AND SETON HALL UNIVERSITY SIGN COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL SELF-AUDIT AGREEMENT - New York, N.Y. -- Seton Hall University, with campuses in South Orange and Newark, New Jersey, has signed an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct a comprehensive environmental audit of its two campuses.
(10/22/2003) Clean Water Act Settlement with Barnsley Gardens Preserves Wetlands in North Georgia - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the settlement of a Clean Water Act (CWA)Section 404 violation with Barnsley Inn & Gardens, L.P., owner of a golf and convention resort near Adairsville, Georgia.
(10/20/2003) EPA settles asbestos case with Parker Ranch, Kau Kau Corp. - HONOLULU -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently settled its case against Parker Ranch Foundation and Kau Kau Corporation that requires the companies to pay $66,300 for alleged asbestos removal violations at the Parker Ranch Grill in Kamuela, Hawai'i.
(10/16/2003) EPA settles clean air case with Silgan Containers - SAN FRANCISCO -- Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with Silgan Containers Corp. to reduce emissions at six of its San Joaquin Valley plants by as much as 118 tons per year at an estimated cost to the company of $1.57 million.
(10/16/2003) U.S. EPA settles with Chevron U.S.A. over Clean Air Act and hazard release reporting violations at El Segundo refinery - LOS ANGELES -- As part of a larger national settlement with Chevron U.S.A., Inc. announced today, the company has agreed to pay an $800,000 penalty for failure to report releases of hazardous substances and to properly implement a risk management program required by the Clean Air Act at its refinery in El Segundo, Calif.

(10/06/2003) Early Clean-up Agreement Reached for Portland Harbor - The Northwest office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Port of Portland have formalized an agreement for the Port to conduct extensive assessment and cleanup of decades of contamination at Terminal 4 in Portland Harbor.

(10/15/2003) U.S. EPA and RMC Pacific Materials settle case for $70,790 - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it recently fined RMC Pacific Materials $70,790 for failing to file timely reports estimating its releases of toxic chemical compounds, a violation of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.
(10/15/2003) U.S. EPA cites food company for violating federal Clean Water Act - LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently issued a proposed penalty of up to $27,500 to a Mexican food company in Pomona for violations of the federal Clean Water Act.
(10/15/2003) U.S. EPA orders L.A.-area auto recycler to comply with local and federal stormwater regulations - LOS ANGELES -- In support of the local regional water quality control board, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has issued an order to an auto recycler in South El Monte for violating federal and state clean water regulations.
(10/08/2003) U.S. EPA settles hazardous waste case with Los Angeles-based circuit board manufacturer - LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has reach a $7,320 settlement with a circuit board manufacturer over violations of federal hazardous waste handling laws.
(10/03/2003) U.S. EPA fines company for improperly distributing pesticides - SAN FRANCISCO --This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined Lesco, Inc. of Strongville, Ohio $40,040 for allegedly distributing pesticides with missing or torn labels, in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.
(10/02/2003) EPA cites mobile home maker $11,050 for hazardous chemical reporting violations - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined a modular homes manufacturer $11,050 for failing to report the amount released of a toxic chemical from the company's Chandler, Ariz. facility.
(10/02/2003) EPA issues compliance order to the City and County of Honolulu on Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant - HONOLULU -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the City and County of Honolulu to correct their monitoring and maintenance violations at the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant in Ewa.
(10/02/2003) U.S. EPA and Continental Airlines resolve hazardous waste case at Los Angeles Airport facility - LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has settled a case with Continental Airlines over violations of federal hazardous waste regulations at a maintenance shop at Los Angeles International Airport.
(10/02/2003) U.S. EPA and Los Angeles World Airports settle LAX hazardous-waste case - LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has settled a case with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) consisting of six violations of federal hazardous waste law discovered at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
(10/02/2003) U.S. EPA orders 19 Arizona towns to monitor drinking water - SAN FRANCISCO -- Recently the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered 22 small public water systems in 19 towns across Arizona to monitor their drinking water for lead and copper, as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act.
(10/02/2003) U.S. EPA proposes penalty and cleanup action for past hazardous waste violations by defunct Los Angeles company - LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has filed a claim in U.S. bankruptcy court against the former owner of Precision Specialty Metals over the company's past violations of federal hazardous waste laws.
(10/02/2003) U.S. EPA settles toxic release reporting case with L.A.-area furniture manufacturer - LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has settled a case with HON Industries of South Gate, Calif. over its violation of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.
(10/01/2003) EPA cites companies for unproven claims about their antimicrobial pesticide's effectiveness - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency settled for $31,680 with Envirosystems, Inc., a San Jose-based company, for allegedly making unproven claims about the effectiveness of its surface disinfectant, in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.
(10/01/2003) EPA cites laboratory for selling biocide without current EPA registration number - SAN FRANCISCO -- Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined Kem-Kinetics Laboratories, located in South Gate, Calif., $3,696 for producing and selling a pesticide without a current registration number, in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.
(10/01/2003) EPA settles with two Maricopa companies for a total of $65,000 for toxic air emissions - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S Environmental Protection Agency recently settled with two Arizona companies and filed complaints against five others for failing to comply with federal standards for air toxics emissions from degreasing operations.
(10/01/2003) Three South Lake Tahoe businesses charged with improper handling of asbestos - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking a $71,300 penalty against three businesses in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. for improper handling of asbestos, in violation of the Clean Air Act.
(10/01/2003) U.S. EPA cites company for sale and distribution of unregistered pesticide - LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has issued a $4,400 penalty to a Vernon, Calif. company for selling an unregistered pesticide.
(10/31/2003) EPA cites BP Chemicals for clean-air violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited BP Chemicals Inc. for alleged clean-air violations at the company's chemical manufacturing complex at 1900 Ft. Amanda Road, Lima, Ohio. EPA proposed a $156,200 penalty.
(10/24/2003) EPA cites American Progressive Circuits for hazardous waste violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has filed a complaint against American Progressive Circuits Inc. of Addison, Ill., for alleged violations of the federal law governing hazardous waste and used oil. The complaint proposes a penalty of up to $27,500 per day for most of the violations.
(10/23/2003) EPA files hazardous waste storage complaint against three GM plants in Ohio, Michigan - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 last week filed an administrative complaint against General Motors Automotive-North America for alleged hazardous waste violations at three auto assembly plants in Pontiac and Lake Orion, Mich., and Moraine, Ohio.
(10/17/2003) EPA Settles with Traverse City Cherry Growers; $45,000 Fine and Project - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has settled an administrative complaint against Cherry Growers Inc. of Traverse City, Mich., for violation of federal laws on the reporting of a hazardous chemical release and failure to report the on-site storage of hazardous chemicals.
(10/15/2003) EPA Cites American Packaging Corp. For Hazardous Waste Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has filed an administrative complaint against American Packaging Corp. of Columbus, Wis., for alleged hazardous waste violations. A $122,179 penalty is proposed.
(10/15/2003) EPA Wins RCRA Judgement Against Dearborn Refining; Includes $1.25 Million Penalty and Cleanup - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 recently announced that an administrative judge has issued an initial ruling finding Dearborn Refining Co., Dearborn, Mich., in violation of eight counts of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the federal law governing hazardous waste and used oil.
(10/09/2003) EPA cites BASF for clean-air violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited BASF Corp. for alleged violations of EPA regulations to protect stratospheric ozone at the company's polystyrene production plant, 25846 S.W. Frontage Road, Channahon, Ill.
(10/07/2003) EPA Reaches Agreement with Meyer on Clean-air Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Meyer Industrial Container LLC (formerly ICS-Chicago LLC) on alleged clean-air violations at the company's drum reconditioning plant, 610 W. 81st St., Chicago, Ill. EPA assessed a $25,600 penalty, and the company agreed to a $286,500 environmental project.
(10/03/2003) EPA settles and issues fines in two Wis. Wetlands cases - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 recently settled two administrative cases and issued fines for the illegal fill of wetlands in Waukesha and Dane counties in Wisconsin.
(10/03/2003) EPA settles with CCMS Associates and William Montgomery for destroying Sault Ste. Marie wetlands - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has settled with CCMS Associates Inc. and William E. Montgomery for allegedly illegally filling in 9 acres of wetlands near the intersection of Marquette Avenue and Seymour Street in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. They will pay a $30,000 fine and must construct 18.5 acres of replacement wetlands by September 2004.
(10/03/2003) EPA settles with Clay County and Thad Shidler for destroying part of Briley Creek and wetlands - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has settled with Clay County, Ind., and Thad Shidler for destroying part of Briley Creek and wetlands next to it. The county has agreed to pay $10,000 and place an additional $5,000 in an account to manage replacement wetlands.
(10/01/2003) EPA Settles with Shieldalloy Metallurgical on Hazardous Waste Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 and Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. have agreed to a $70,703 penalty to resolve alleged hazardous waste violations.
(10/01/2003) EPA, WDNR and Two Paper Mills Sign Agreement for $60 Million Cleanup at Fox River Site - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have signed an agreement with WTM I (formerly Wisconsin Tissue) and P.H. Glatfelter Co. under which the companies will clean up PCB-contaminated sediment in the Little Lake Butte des Morts section of the Lower Fox River.
(10/29/2003) Consent Decree Final for an $800,000 Settlement for the Railroad Depot Site, New Bedford, MA - BOSTON -- The U.S. District Court in Massachusetts entered last week a Consent Decree which resolves claims made by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in United States v. American Premier Underwriters, et al., which requires the four Settling Defendants to pay the United States $800,000, as reimbursement for Superfund response costs incurred by the United States at the Railroad Depot Site, New Bedford, MA.
(10/22/2003) Taunton Development Corp. ordered to restore 6.5 acres of wetlands - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered a development company in Taunton to restore 6.5 acres of wetlands it filled without a permit during late 2002 and early 2003 at an industrial park off of Stevens and Wren streets.
(10/21/2003) EPA Files Complaints Against Two RI Firms Charged with Violating Pesticide Laws - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's New England office announced today that it intends to seek monetary penalties against two Rhode Island companies that make swimming pool disinfectants, for distributing pesticides with labels that misrepresented the contents.
(10/10/2003) EPA Issues Complaint Against City of Bangor for Violating Hazardous Waste Laws - BOSTON -- As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's effort to increase compliance with federal hazardous waste laws, EPA New England today announced that it has issued a complaint against the city of Bangor, Maine for violations of federal and state hazardous waste laws at the city's DPW, motor pool and airport facilities.
(10/07/2003) EPA Files Complaint Against NSTAR For Oil Spills From Transmission Pipes - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has filed an administrative complaint against NSTAR Electric & Gas Corporation, of Boston, for failing to plan for and prevent oil spills from oil-containing electric transmission pipes in the Boston area.
(10/07/2003) EPA Seeks Fine for Over 50 Pesticide Violations by Connecticut Company - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has filed a complaint against a Connecticut company for making public health claims about a medical product without properly registering and labeling the product in accordance with federal law.
(10/03/2003) EPA Issues Complaint Against Hudson, Mass. Company Over Clean Water Violations - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has issued an administrative complaint against Hudson Lock, LLC of Hudson, Mass. for violations of the Clean Water Act.
(10/02/2003) Hartford, Conn. Residential Real Estate Company Faces Charges For Non-Disclosure of Lead Risks in Housing Units - Boston, Mass. -- EPA today announced it is filing an action against a Hartford, Conn. residential real estate company for allegedly violating federal regulations regarding disclosure of lead paint risks in residential housing units.
(10/02/2003) Portland Co. agrees to pay $48,000 penalty for oil spill violations - BOSTON -- A company in Portland, Maine has agreed to pay a $48,474 penalty to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and to correct violations of environmental laws concerning oil spills at its hardware distribution facility in Portland.
(10/06/2003) Early Clean-up Agreement Reached for Portland Harbor - The Northwest office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Port of Portland have formalized an agreement for the Port to conduct extensive assessment and cleanup of decades of contamination at Terminal 4 in Portland Harbor.
(10/01/2003) KANSAS REFINERY SETTLEMENT TO CUT HARMFUL AIR EMISSIONS MORE THAN 3,000 TONS A YEAR - A Clean Air Act settlement that will reduce harmful air emissions from a refinery in McPherson, Kan., by more than 3,000 tons per year has been announced by EPA and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice.
(10/17/2003) Vail Associates to pay penalty for wetlands violations - Denver -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a consent decree today with Vail Associates, Inc. (VA), settling two alleged Clean Water Act wetlands violations associated with construction of the resort's Blue Sky Basin.

September 2003

(09/30/2003) EPA cites company for improper sale and distribution of pesticide Violations discovered at Las Vegas facility - SAN FRANCISCO -- Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined Univar USA, Inc., a company based in Kirkland, Washington, $10,450 for improperly distributing and selling a restricted use pesticide, in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.
(09/30/2003) EPA fines Arizona farm $11,000 for diesel oil spill - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined the landowner and the operator of a Cibola, Ariz. farm $11,000 for a diesel oil spill that reached the Colorado River in 2002.
(09/30/2003) EPA fines aerial applicator $5,500 for allowing pesticide to drift onto residential property - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined an aerial pesticide applicator $5,500 after he applied two pesticides directly to or allowed them to drift onto residential properties in Queen Creek, Ariz.
(09/30/2003) U.S. EPA, Northrop Grumman settle case over improper hazardous waste handling - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently reached a settlement with Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corp. that requires the company to pay $33,214 over violations of federal hazardous waste laws at its Capistrano test site.
(09/29/2003) EPA fines Arizona laboratory $30,745 for hazardous waste storage violations - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined an Oracle, Ariz. laboratory $30,745 for hazardous waste storage violations.
(09/29/2003) EPA fines Mission Foods $60,000 for soybean oil spill in Southern California - SAN FRANCISCO -- Mission Foods Corporation has agreed to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency $60,000 for a spill incident of approximately 7,000 gallons of soybean oil from its Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. plant, of which an estimated 1,500 gallons reached a nearby storm drain.
(09/29/2003) EPA fines South San Francisco company $8,800 for pesticide violation - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently reached a settlement with a South San Francisco coatings manufacturer that requires the company to pay $8,800 for selling an unregistered pesticide, a violation of the federal pesticide law.
(09/29/2003) EPA fines pesticide device maker for filing false company information - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined Actron Inc. $7,920 for knowingly providing false company information to the EPA and producing "sticky pest traps" in an unregistered location, both violations of the federal pesticide law.
(09/29/2003) U.S. EPA and Chromalloy Corp. settle air emissions case - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has issued a consent agreement and final order with Chromalloy Gas and Turbine Corp. to resolve violations of national emission standards for halogenated solvents, which the company uses to degrease metal parts.
(09/24/2003) EPA fines Costco $16,844 for failing to report hazardous chemical inventory - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined Costco Wholesale Corporation $16,844 for failing to report to the appropriate local and state authorities the amount its Tolleson, Ariz, facility was storing of extremely hazardous chemicals for the year 2000.
(09/24/2003) EPA fines seed supplier $16,575 for failing to notify authorities of a hazardous chemical release - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined an agricultural seed supplier $16,575 for failing to immediately report to the proper authorities its release of a hazardous chemical at its Chandler, Ariz. facility.
(09/23/2003) EPA fines Phoenix company $12,000 for failing to report storage of an extremely hazardous chemical - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined a Phoenix trucking and warehouse storage company $12,000 for failing to report to the appropriate local and state authorities the amount the facility was storing of an extremely hazardous chemical, a violation of the federal emergency planning and community-right-to-know law.
(09/22/2003) EPA fines San Francisco business for selling illegal insecticide chalk - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined a San Francisco business $3,168 for selling an unregistered insecticide, a violation of the federal pesticide law.
(09/22/2003) EPA settles clean air emissions case with Las Vegas wood furniture manufacturing company - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has settled a case with a North Las Vegas company over alleged violations of the federal Clean Air and Emergency Planning and Right to Know acts.
(09/18/2003) EPA fines Southern California businesses for failing to report pesticide production - SAN FRANCISCO --The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement with four southern California businesses requiring the companies to pay fines totaling $18,700 for failing to submit their 2002 pesticide production reports on time, a violation of the federal pesticide law.
(09/17/2003) EPA orders Phelps Dodge to pay $220,000 for copper mine discharges - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the settlement of a Clean Water Act case with Phelps Dodge Corp. over discharges of contaminated water from the United Verde Mine in Jerome, Ariz.
(09/17/2003) U.S. EPA settles hazardous waste case with L.A.-area environmental lab - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has reached a settlement with a Garden Grove company over its failure to file biannual hazardous waste reports in 1999 and in 2001, and to properly label and close some of its hazardous waste containers.
(09/10/2003) U.S. EPA begins last round of settlement offers at Operating Industries Inc. Superfund site - LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it is pursuing approximately 850 parties for their fair share of the cost of ongoing cleanup at the Operating Industries Inc. Superfund site in Monterey Park.
(09/05/2003) U.S. EPA orders groundwater cleanup design for Del Amo site - LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has issued a unilateral administrative order to Shell Oil Company and the U.S. General Services Administration to begin initial design work on a system to clean up contaminated groundwater at the Del Amo Superfund Site and at the adjacent Montrose Superfund Site in Los Angeles County, Calif.
(09/05/2003) U.S. EPA orders hazardous materials and wastes removed from Signal Hill property - LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has issued a emergency order to the owners and operators of a now-defunct used oil recycling company in Signal Hill to remove hazardous materials from the site in order to protect human health and the environment.
(09/03/2003) EPA Judge orders Hing Mau, Inc. to pay penalty for pesticide registration violations - SAN FRANCISCO -- A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrative law judge has ordered a grocery store in the Chinatown area of Honolulu to pay $7,920 for illegally selling and distributing unregistered mothballs.
(09/26/2003) U.S. ENTERS INTO SETTLEMENT REQUIRING CLEANUP AT THE PALMERTON ZINC SUPERFUND SITE - WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of the Interior today announced that they have entered into a consent decree with Viacom International Inc., TCI Pacific Communications, Inc., Horsehead Industries, Inc., and Horsehead Resource Development Company, Inc. in connection with the Palmerton Zinc Pile Superfund site, located in Palmerton, Pennsylvania.
(09/24/2003) Goldschmidt Industrial Chemical Corp. Settles EPA Complaint Alleging Hazardous Chemical Reporting Violations - PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Goldschmidt Industrial Chemical Corp. has settled alleged violations of hazardous chemical reporting regulations at its plant in McDonald, Pa.
(09/24/2003) New Tripoli, Pa. Property Owner Settles EPA Wetlands Complaint - PHILADELPHIA -- The owner of property in New Tripoli, Pa., containing federally protected wetlands, will pay a $3,500 penalty to settle alleged Clean Water Act violations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.
(09/23/2003) Yuengling Settles Clean Water Act Case - PHILADELPHIA -- D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc. has settled a Clean Water Act case regarding violations at its Pottsville, Pa. brewery, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.
(09/22/2003) EPA Orders Chinatown Business to Stop Selling Unregistered Pesticide - PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order against Ding Ho Company, Inc. of the Chinatown section of Philadelphia, Pa. The company, a delicatessen and grocery store, has been ordered to immediately stop the sale and distribution of napthalene ball, an unregistered pesticide product.
(09/12/2003) York landlord sentenced for submitting forged lead paint disclosure forms - PHILADELPHIA -- Kurvin H. Grove of York, Pa. was sentenced today in federal court in Harrisburg, Pa., for the criminal obstruction of agency proceedings related to forging signatures on lead notification forms.
(09/10/2003) Hercules Inc. settles Clean Water Act violations at Hopewell plant - PHILADELPHIA -- Hercules Inc. has settled a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency complaint alleging Clean Water Act violations at the company's Aqualon Division chemical plant in Hopewell, Va.
(09/09/2003) EPA Settles Clean Water Act Case against W. Va. Department of Transportation over fill discharge into waterways - PHILADELPHIA -- The West Virginia Department of Transportation has settled alleged violations of the Clean Water Act relating to the unlawful discharge of fill material into three state waterways. In a consent agreement with EPA, the W. Va. DOT has agreed to restore a creek impacted by the violations and pay a $13,500 penalty.
(09/09/2003) Government Settles Final Halby Chemical Cleanup Claims - PHILADELPHIA ? In legal papers filed in federal court, the United States has proposed a settlement of a lawsuit involving the cleanup of Halby Chemical Superfund Site in Wilmington, Del., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.
(09/09/2003) Scranton Landlord Settles EPA Complaints Over Failure to Notify Tenants of Lead-based Paint Hazards - PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled with P.C.R. Company (PCR) of Scranton, Pa. over alleged violations of a federal law requiring disclosure of lead-based paint hazard information to residential tenants.
(09/24/2003) Agrium U.S. faces Clean Air Act violations in Kennewick - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an Administrative Compliance Order to Agrium U.S, Inc. for failure to obtain the necessary New Source Review (NSR) permits prior to commencing several modifications at its Kennewick facility.
(09/23/2003) EPA files complaint against Oeser for dangerous wastes violations - The Northwest office of the Environmental Protection Agency today filed a complaint against the Oeser Company, a Bellingham wood treating plant, for on-going violations of state and federal laws governing the handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals.
(09/17/2003) Oregon man pleads guilty to asbestos removal violations - On Sept. 4, Jo McCulloch pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Portland, to one Clean Air Act (CAA) felony count of violating the asbestos work practice standards for asbestos abatement activity.
(09/02/2003) Army to spend $2.3 million in fines, environmental projects in Alaska - The Northwest office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the U.S. Army will spend a total of $2.3 million to settle a 1999 EPA complaint accusing the Army of years of major violations of the federal Clean Air Act at its Fort Wainwright installation in Alaska.
(09/04/2003) EPA and Marshall University Reach Settlement for Environmental Violations - PHILADELPHIA -- The mid-Atlantic regional office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement with Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va. over environmental violations found during a multi-media inspection in September 2002.
(09/17/2003) EPA cites Kohl's Food Stores for chemical release reporting violations; proposes $207,350 fine - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has filed an administrative complaint against Kohl's Food Stores Inc. at 11100 W. Burleigh St. in Milwaukee, Wis., for violation of federal laws on the reporting of a hazardous chemical release. EPA has proposed a $207,350 fine.
(09/12/2003) EPA cites Eramet for clean-air violations - CHICAGO (Sept. 12, 2003) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Eramet Marietta Inc. for alleged violations of federal clean-air regulations at the company's ferromanganese and silicomanganese production plant, State Route 7, Marietta, Ohio.
(09/04/2003) EPA cites Specco for clean-air violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Specco Industries Inc. for alleged clean-air violations at the company's coating manufacturing plant, 13087 Main St., Lemont, Ill.
(09/04/2003) EPA settles with Fresh Mark for chemical release reporting violations; $12,000 fine and projects - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has settled an administrative complaint against Fresh Mark Inc. for violation of federal laws on the reporting of a hazardous chemical release. The settlement includes a $12,000 fine and four required environmental projects.
(09/03/2003) EPA cites Big River Zinc for clean-air violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Big River Zinc Corp. for alleged clean-air violations at the company's electrolytic zinc refinery, Route 3 and Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Ill.
(09/02/2003) EPA Cites 3M for Clean-Air Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited 3M Co. for alleged clean-air violations at the company's chemical plant, 22614 Route 84 N., Cordova, Ill.
(09/02/2003) EPA Cites Wayne Disposal for Clean-Air Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Wayne Disposal Inc. for alleged clean-air violations at the company's municipal solid waste landfill, 49350 N. I-94 Service Drive, Belleville, Mich.
(09/30/2003) U.S. ANNOUNCES THE SETTLEMENT OF SUPERFUND CASE TO AID CLEANUP OF THE LI TUNGSTEN SITE IN GLEN COVE, NEW YORK - ROSLYNN R. MAUSKOPF, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, THOMAS L. SANSONETTI, Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division, and JANE M. KENNY, Regional Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), today announced that in settlement of a civil environmental matter, two entities will contribute funds that can be used for the continuing cleanup of the contamination at the Li Tungsten Superfund Site in Glen Cove, Nassau County, New York.
(09/15/2003) EPA TO COLLECT FINE FROM LILLY DEL CARIBE INC. - New York, N.Y. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Lilly Del Caribe Inc. has agreed to pay $68,992 in penalties to settle allegations that it violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the federal law that regulates hazardous waste.
(09/26/2003) EPA Proposes $112,000 Fine Against Portland, Maine Lead Abatement Company - BOSTON -- In one of the first actions of its kind, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it is proposing to fine a Portland, Maine lead abatement contractor $111,997 for allegedly violating state regulations regarding lead paint removal work.
(09/23/2003) EPA proposes major penalty against R.I. company for hazardous waste violations - BOSTON -- The US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a $1.3 million civil penalty against a North Kingstown, RI company for extensive hazardous waste handling violations at its facility in Quonset Point Industrial Park.
(09/22/2003) EPA Sues Atlas Tack for $25 Million in Cleanup Costs at Fairhaven, Mass. Site - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has filed suit against the Atlas Tack Corporation and M. Leonard Lewis, president of Atlas Tack and owner of Atlas Tack's parent company, for cleanup costs at the Atlas Tack Superfund site in Fairhaven, Mass.
(09/22/2003) EPA Takes Enforcement Action Against Adams, MA for Clean Water Act Violations - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has issued a compliance order and filed a civil complaint against the town of Adams, MA for alleged Clean Water Act violations at its wastewater treatment plant which discharges into the Hoosic River.
(09/16/2003) EPA Orders Two Rhode Island Companies to Comply With Air Permit Reporting - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has issued administrative orders to two Rhode Island companies requiring them to comply with reporting requirements for their air emissions permits.
(09/16/2003) EPA Proposes Penalty Against Portland Hotel for Clean Air Act Violations - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has proposed a penalty of $39,600 against hotel operator Erin, Inc., for violating the Clean Air Act at its Doubletree Hotel in Portland, Maine.
(09/04/2003) EPA Proposes Fine Against Claremont, N.H. Public Works Department - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it has filed a complaint against the City of Claremont, N.H. for failing to plan for and guard against oil spills at its public works facility.
(09/04/2003) EPA Proposes Fine Against New London, Conn. Public Works Department - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it has filed a complaint against the City of New London, Conn. for failing to plan for and guard against oil spills at its public works facility.
(09/02/2003) EPA Proposes Fine Against Former Maine Landlord For Lead Paint Disclosure Violations - BOSTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it is seeking a $5,720 penalty against a former Maine landlord for failing to notify tenants about potential health threats from lead paint.
(09/24/2003) Agrium U.S. faces Clean Air Act violations in Kennewick - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an Administrative Compliance Order to Agrium U.S, Inc. for failure to obtain the necessary New Source Review (NSR) permits prior to commencing several modifications at its Kennewick facility.
(09/23/2003) EPA files complaint against Oeser for dangerous wastes violations - The Northwest office of the Environmental Protection Agency today filed a complaint against the Oeser Company, a Bellingham wood treating plant, for on-going violations of state and federal laws governing the handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals.
(09/17/2003) Oregon man pleads guilty to asbestos removal violations - On Sept. 4, Jo McCulloch pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Portland, to one Clean Air Act (CAA) felony count of violating the asbestos work practice standards for asbestos abatement activity.
(09/02/2003) Army to spend $2.3 million in fines, environmental projects in Alaska - The Northwest office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the U.S. Army will spend a total of $2.3 million to settle a 1999 EPA complaint accusing the Army of years of major violations of the federal Clean Air Act at its Fort Wainwright installation in Alaska.
(09/18/2003) CONSTRUCTION SITES IN KANSAS CITY & ST. LOUIS AREAS CITED FOR CLEAN WATER ACT VIOLATIONS - EPA Region 7 is issuing administrative orders for violations of federal storm-water regulations at 12 construction sites in the Kansas City, Mo., and St. Louis areas. Where construction is still under way, EPA is also issuing orders requiring compliance with the regulations.

August 2003

(08/25/2003) EPA fines Nevada land developer and contractor for Clean Air Act violations - SAN FRANCISCO -- Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has fined Del Webb Communities in Henderson and Western States Contracting in Las Vegas $50,000 and $40,000 respectively and ordered both to ensure their employees complete local dust control classes for Clean Air Act violations of county dust rules.
(08/21/2003) EPA fines California miners $44,000 for illegal operations - SAN FRANCISCO -- Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced two settlements totaling $44,000 for illegal mining operations that took place in northern San Diego county during 1998 and 1999, in violation of the Clean Water Act.
(08/15/2003) U.S. EPA and UNOCAL Settle Air Emissions Reporting Case - LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has fined the Union Oil Company of California (UNOCAL) $105,600 for failing to file timely or accurate reports estimating its releases of toxic chemical compounds, a violation of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.
(08/11/2003) EPA Files Complaint Against Hilo Coast Power and Brewer Environmental Industries - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has filed a complaint against Hilo Coast Power Company and Brewer Environmental Industries for allegedly discharging wastewater improperly, lacking stormwater controls and other permit violations.
(08/11/2003) EPA Fines California Hot Tub Manufacturer for Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Violations - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined a hot tub manufacturer $21,250 for failing to report the amount of toxic chemicals it processes at its Anderson, Calif. facility, a violation of federal emergency planning and community right-to-know laws.
(08/04/2003) EPA Settles Case with the U.S. Army for Release of VX Nerve Agent at Johnston Island - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled its case with the U.S. Army for the Dec. 2000 release of a nerve agent at the Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System facility and will pay a total $273,625 in fines and projects.
(08/04/2003) U.S. EPA Cites Irrigation Equipment Company for Selling an Unregistered Pesticide - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has fined a Fresno-based company $77,000 for selling an unregistered pesticide product widely used in commercial landscaping applications, a violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.
(08/28/2003) EPA Cites Erie, Pa. Gasket Maker for Asbestos Violations - PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cited JHNY, Inc., also known as QUIN-T Technical Papers and Boards, for violating federal asbestos regulations at its gasket manufacturing facility at 140 East 16th Street, Erie, Pa.
(08/27/2003) Microban Systems Settles Pesticides Violations - PHILADELPHIA -- Microban Systems, Inc., of Braddock, Pa.. has agreed to pay a $46,200 penalty to settle alleged violations of federal pesticide regulations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.
(08/18/2003) Property Management Company and Property Owners in Richmond Cited for Alleged Lead Disclosure Violations - PHILADELPHIA -- The owners and the management company of four residential apartment buildings in Richmond, Va. have been cited for allegedly violating a federal law requiring disclosure of lead-based paint hazards to residential tenants.
(08/14/2003) Cabot Corp. Settles Chemical Reporting And Hazardous Waste Storage Violations at Boyertown Plant - PHILADELPHIA -- Boston-based Cabot Corp. has settled EPA complaints alleging untimely reporting of two hazardous chemical releases in 2000 and violations of hazardous storage regulations at the Cabot Supermetals plant in Boyertown, Pa.
(08/05/2003) U.S., Delaware Amend Motiva Consent Decree - PHILADELPHIA -- The United States Department of Justice today filed a proposed amendment to a consent decree with Motiva Enterprises LLC which will reduce sulfur dioxide and potentially nitrogen oxide emissions from the company's Delaware City refinery even more than originally planned.
(08/01/2003) EPA Cites Tuthill Corp. for Filling in Stream and Wetlands at Blue Mountain Ski Area - PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a Clean Water Act complaint against the Tuthill Corp., owner of the Blue Mountain Ski Area, for the alleged unlawful dumping of fill material in a stream and wetlands at the ski resort in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pa.
(08/14/2003) EPA & GENERAL ELECTRIC REACH AGREEMENT ON DESIGN OF HUDSON RIVER CLEANUP - New York, New York -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it has signed an agreement with General Electric Company (GE) to perform the project design work for the cleanup of PCB-contaminated sediment in the Hudson River.
(08/06/2003) EPA AGREES TO BRONX-LEBANON HOSPITAL CENTER ENVIRONMENTAL SELF-AUDIT - New York, N.Y. -- Taking advantage of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) innovative self-audit program, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York City, will conduct a comprehensive environmental audit of its facilities.
(08/06/2003) EPA SEEKS $28,000 PENALTY FROM NY HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTER - New York, N.Y. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today it is seeking a penalty of $28,820 from a transport company for allegedly violating environmental laws regulating the transport and export of hazardous wastes from the United States to Canada.
(08/19/2003) EPA Proposes $57,000 Fine Against Department of Veterans Affairs For Lead Paint Disclosure Violations in Maine and Massachusetts - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it is proposing a $57,530 fine against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for failing to properly inform tenants about lead hazards at employee housing provided by the department.
(08/12/2003) EPA proposes fine of up to $137,500 against Portland company for violating Clean Water Act - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it is proposing a penalty of up to $137,500 against a Portland, Maine hardware distribution company for an illegal discharge of oil last year and for failing to prepare a spill prevention plan.
(08/08/2003) EPA & DOJ Recover $2.5 Million In Cleanup Costs at New Hampshire Waste Site - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice today announced that responsible parties have agreed to pay $2.5 million to reimburse EPA for costs incurred during the cleanup of the Johns Manville site in Nashua, N.H.
(08/07/2003) EPA Proposes Penalty Against Arkansas Company for Underground Storage Tank Violations - On July 25, 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an administrative penalty order (complaint) against Cecil Dale, Jr., Wholesale Distributor, Inc., proposing a $260,264 penalty for 54 alleged underground storage tank (UST) violations
(08/07/2003) Portland Meadows Assessed $500K Penalty - Federal District Court Judge Garr King has issued a decision assessing a $500,000 civil penalty in United States v. The New Portland Meadows, Inc., et al. The case, brought by the U.S. Department of Justice on EPA's behalf, involves discharges of manure-laden wastewater from the Portland Meadows race track to tributaries of the Columbia Slough in Portland, Oregon. The judgment follows a three-day trial on penalty issues that was held in late May 2003.
(08/04/2003) Idaho Motel Owner Charged with Asbestos Violations - On July 14, a Federal Grand Jury in U.S. District Court in Boise returned an indictment charging California real estate developer and hotel owner/operator Aubrey Lewis Ritz, also known as Lew Ritz, of Sacramento, Calif., with eight felony counts of violating the asbestos work practice standards of the Clean Air Act.
(08/07/2003) Portland Meadows Assessed $500K Penalty - Federal District Court Judge Garr King has issued a decision assessing a $500,000 civil penalty in United States v. The New Portland Meadows, Inc., et al. The case, brought by the U.S. Department of Justice on EPA's behalf, involves discharges of manure-laden wastewater from the Portland Meadows race track to tributaries of the Columbia Slough in Portland, Oregon. The judgment follows a three-day trial on penalty issues that was held in late May 2003.
(08/04/2003) Idaho Motel Owner Charged with Asbestos Violations - On July 14, a Federal Grand Jury in U.S. District Court in Boise returned an indictment charging California real estate developer and hotel owner/operator Aubrey Lewis Ritz, also known as Lew Ritz, of Sacramento, Calif., with eight felony counts of violating the asbestos work practice standards of the Clean Air Act.
(08/04/2003) Judge orders Homer man to undo environmental damage - On July 21, 2003, Federal District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline issued orders requiring Clarence Abeldgaard, of Homer, to remedy recent discharges of fill material into a salmon-bearing stream on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.
(08/04/2003) Judge orders Homer man to undo environmental damage - On July 21, 2003, Federal District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline issued orders requiring Clarence Abeldgaard, of Homer, to remedy recent discharges of fill material into a salmon-bearing stream on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.

July 2003

(07/31/2003) EPA Settles Clean Air and Right-to-Know Act Case with National Cement - SAN FRANCISCO -- Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement that requires National Cement Company of California, Inc. to pay a fine of $838,396 for alleged violations of the Clean Air and Right-to-Know Acts at the company's Lebec, California plant.
(07/31/2003) U.S. EPA and State and Local Law Enforcement Partners Form Southern California Environmental Crimes Task Force - WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has formed an environmental crimes task force in Southern California with the sheriff's departments of Orange and Los Angeles counties, the California Highway Patrol, the Los Angeles Port Police and the California Department of Mental Health.
(07/30/2003) EPA Settles Asbestos Case with Victoria Ward, Island Demo, Coralco - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently settled its case against Victoria Ward Ltd., Island Demo Inc., and Coralco Corporation that requires the companies to pay $24,966 for alleged asbestos removal violations at Club Laimu in Honolulu.
(07/24/2003) Phoenix Metal-Plater to Pay $10,000 for Hazardous Waste Violations - SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined a Phoenix metal-plating company $10,000 for hazardous waste violations.
(07/18/2003) EPA Fines Former Oakland Company for Toxic Release Reporting Violations - SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined Norton Packaging $12,250 for failing to report correctly the amount of toxic chemicals it used at its former facility in Oakland, a violation of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.
(07/18/2003) EPA Fines Private Jet Company for Failing to Report Hazardous Chemical Storage - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined a private Scottsdale jet company $9,986 for storing 10,000 pounds of the hazardous chemical kerosene without notifying the appropriate authorities.
(07/15/2003) EPA Orders Two Companies to Investigate Rialto-Colton Area Perchlorate Contamination - SAN FRANCISCO - Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Emhart Industries, Inc., and the Goodrich Corporation to conduct testing to determine if they are sources of perchlorate contamination in the area's groundwater.
(07/15/2003) EPA Settles Toxic Release Reporting Violations With Humboldt Creamery - SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently reached a settlement with Humboldt Creamery in Fortuna, Calif. that requires the company to pay $5,000 for allegedly failing to accurately report its amount of toxic chemicals, a violation of federal community right-to- know law.
(07/09/2003) EPA, DOJ File Complaint Against San Diego for Sewage Spills - SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice today filed a complaint against the city of San Diego for its sewage spills and illegal discharges to waters, both violations of the Clean Water Act.
(07/09/2003) U.S. EPA Orders Vernon, Calif. Bottling Company to Comply with Clean Water Act Requirements - LOS ANGELES -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced today it is ordering 7UP/RC Bottling Co. of Southern California to immediately comply with the federal Clean Water Act and a storm water permit issued by California as part of a state-administered permit program.
(07/09/2003) U.S. EPA Settles Case with Apartment Property Manager Over Lead Paint Disclosure Violations in Norwalk, Calif. - LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has settled a lead paint case with a Denver-based apartment building management company and related entities for violations at the Casa de Monterey apartment complex in Norwalk, Calif.
(07/03/2003) EPA Issues Compliance Order to the City and County of Honolulu on Two Oahu Streams - HONOLULU - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently ordered the City and County of Honolulu to provide additional records and information of sewage spills into Kalihi and Nu'uanu streams.
(07/28/2003) Virginia Wastewater Treatment Operator Convicted of Violating the Clean Water Act - PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the conviction of Alexander Lapteff, 66, of Nokesville, Va., on seven criminal violations of the Clean Water Act.
(07/08/2003) Administrative Law Judge Upholds Penalty Against Contractor for Asbestos Violations at WVA Coliseum - PHILADELPHIA -- An administrative law judge has upheld EPA's proposed penalty against USA Remediation Services, Inc. for improper asbestos removal during the renovation of the West Virginia University Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va. four years ago.
(07/08/2003) EPA Settles Clean Water Act Violations at Three Chesapeake Construction Sites - Contractor, Landowners Agree to Restore Acres of Wetlands and Pay Penalties - PHILADELPHIA -- More than 24 acres of wetlands will be restored as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency settlement in three Clean Water Act cases involving construction sites in Chesapeake, Va. - the Joliffe Road School construction site, and the Willow Lakes and the Emerald Woods residential developments.
(07/08/2003) Montrose Stone-cutting Company Settles Clean Water Act Case - PHILADELPHIA -- Powers Stone Inc. has agreed to complete two environmental projects and pay a $27,500 penalty as part of a settlement for alleged Clean Water Act violations at its stone-cutting facility in Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pa.
(07/31/2003) EPA Cites Harlan Bakeries and Welch Foods for Hazardous Chemical Reporting Violations - CHICAGO (July 31, 2003) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has filed administrative complaints against Harlan Bakeries Inc. of Avon, Ind., and Welch Foods Inc. of Lawton, Mich., for violation of federal hazardous chemical reporting laws involving anhydrous ammonia used in refrigeration systems.
(07/28/2003) EPA Reaches Agreement with Three Ohio Companies on Asbestos Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with three Ohio companies on alleged violations of federal regulations on asbestos, a hazardous air pollutant. EPA assessed a total penalty of $26,000.
(07/22/2003) EPA, DOJ Settle with South Haven Sewer Works for Water Pollution - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 and U.S. Department of Justice announced today that the sewer works will pay a penalty of $250,000 and spend between $6 million and $7 million to develop and implement a stringent program to comply with its permit and the Clean Water Act.
(07/17/2003) EPA Cites Northstar Aerospace for Clean-air Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Northstar Aerospace for alleged violations of federal and state clean-air regulations at the company's manufacturing plant, 6006 W. 73rd St., Bedford Park, Ill.
(07/15/2003) EPA Cites Demolition Contractors for Clean-air Violations - CHICAGO - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Demolition Contractors Inc. (doing business as Pitsch Companies) for alleged violations of clean-air regulations at the company's concrete crushing plant, 200 N. Park St. N.E., Walker, Mich.
(07/09/2003) EPA Cites Essroc for Clean-air Violations - CHICAGO - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Essroc Italcementi Group for alleged violations of federal and state clean air regulations at the company's portland cement plant, 3084 W. C.R. 225 South, Logansport, Ind.
(08/28/2003) EPA Reaches Agreement with Superior Aluminum Alloys - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Superior Aluminum Alloys on alleged violations of federal clean-air regulations at the company's aluminum plant, 14214 Edgerton Road, New Haven, Ind. EPA assessed a $33,550 penalty and the company agreed to an environmental project costing at least $100,650.
(08/14/2003) EPA Cites Stolle for Hazardous Chemical Release Reporting Violations; Proposes $40,907 Fine - CHICAGO (Aug. 14, 2003) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has filed an administrative complaint against Stolle Products, 1501 Michigan St., in Sidney, Ohio, for violation of federal laws on the reporting of a hazardous chemical release. EPA has proposed a $40,907 fine.
(08/04/2003) EPA Cites Heresite for Clean-Air Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Heresite Protective Coatings Inc. for alleged clean-air violations at the company's coating production and application plant, 822 S. 14th St., Manitowoc, Wis.
(08/04/2003) EPA Cites Midwest Energy for Clean-Air Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Midwest Energy Resources Co. for alleged clean-air violations at the company's coal transfer facility, West Winter Street, Superior, Wis.
(07/17/2003) EPA ISSUES COMPLAINTS AGAINST UMDNJ AND KEAN UNIVERSITY FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE VIOLATIONS - New York, N.Y. -- Two New Jersey Universities, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in Newark and Kean University in Union face a total of $232,900 in penalties for alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations.
(07/09/2003) EPA fines seven dry cleaners in New Jersey and New York - New York, NY -- Despite efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help dry cleaners comply with federal environmental requirements, some operators continue to violate the law. For that reason, EPA has begun to step up its efforts - using both the carrot and stick approaches - toward dry cleaners. Now, EPA has fined six more dry cleaners in New Jersey and one more in New York.
(07/02/2003) BUSINESSMEN CHARGED IN SCHEME TO EVADE $1.9 MILLION IN TAXES ON SALES OF OZONE-DEPLETING CHEMICAL - "There is a simple explanation for why the most harmful ozone depleting substances are banned from production and importation in our country - they are dangerous to the environment and seriously jeopardize our health," stated Assistant Attorney General Thomas L. Sansonetti. "Those who intentionally disobey the ban for profit will be brought to justice."
(07/25/2003) EPA & DOJ Lodge Consent Decree with U.S. District Court - BOSTON -- The US Environmental Protection Agency lodged a Consent Decree with the US District Court in Massachusetts earlier this month for reimbursement of EPA's response costs at the Atlas Tack Corporation Superfund Site in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.
(07/22/2003) Berwick, Maine Sod Farm to Pay $27,500 Fine, Restore Wetlands and Donate Land Easements - BOSTON -- A Berwick, Maine sod farm has agreed to pay a $27,500 penalty and to restore 54.5 acres of destroyed wetlands in Berwick to settle claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it illegally dredged and filled these wetlands.
(07/21/2003) Operator of Gas Collection System at Central Landfill Agrees to Pay $85,000 Penalty - BOSTON -- The owner and operator of a portion of the landfill gas collection system at Central Landfill in Johnston, RI, has agreed to pay $85,000 for violations of environmental laws regulating gas collection at landfills.
(07/15/2003) EPA Proposes Fine of $38,830 for Lead Paint Violations in Biddeford, Maine Apartment - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a $38,830 fine against the owner of a building in Biddeford, Maine, who failed to disclose to tenants the required information regarding the presence of lead paint.
(07/15/2003) EPA Seeks Penalties Totaling More than $22,000 from Three Transporters of Hazardous Wastes - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking penalties totaling $22,880 from three companies it claims violated environmental laws regulating the transport and export of hazardous wastes from the United States to Canada.
(07/21/2003) EPA Cites 12 Companies at Nine Colorado Construction Sites for Violating Storm Water Regulations - DENVER -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Denver office is seeking penalties totaling $928,500 against 12 construction companies that are building nine major projects in the greater Denver-metro area for violations of federal storm water regulations.

June 2003

(06/12/2003) EPA ISSUES UNILATERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER TO GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY IN ROME, GEORGIA - ATLANTA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has issued a Unilateral Administrative Order (Order) to the General Electric Company (GE) in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia to address cleanup at the GE Rome site.
(06/26/2003) EPA Requires California to Remove Agricultural Exemption - Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took action requiring California to remove the agricultural exemption from law for the state's new pollution source permitting program. This applies to major stationary air emissions sources such as farms with older, dirtier irrigation engines.
(06/26/2003) U.S. EPA Issues Order to Remove Abandoned Hazardous Substances from Site in Pomona - LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued an order to the owners and former operators of an abandoned titanium foundry in Pomona, Calif. to remove hazardous substances left on the property.
(06/26/2003) U.S. EPA Orders City of Avenal to Remove Chemical From Drinking Water - SAN FRANCISCO - Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered the City of Avenal to develop a treatment plan to reduce levels of disinfection byproducts from drinking water treated by the city's water system and notify the public that these chemicals has been detected at concentrations above the drinking water standard.
(06/05/2003) EPA Fines Dial Corporation for Chemical Export Violations - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined the Dial Corporation $19,800 for failing to first notify the EPA of its chemical exports to other countries, violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act.
(06/05/2003) U.S. EPA Orders Calaveras County Water District to Remove Chemical From Drinking Water - SAN FRANCISCO - Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Calaveras County Water District to develop a treatment plan to eliminate a disinfection byproduct from drinking water treated by the Ebbetts Pass Water System and notify the public that the chemical has been detected in samples at the Avery Calif. facility.
(06/03/2003) U.S. EPA settles with Ventura Co. company over excessive sewage sludge application in 1996 and 1997 - A $69,591 penalty was handed down this month to a Ventura County company for applying biosolids B or treated sewage sludge B to an oat hay crop in 1996 and 1997 at nearly 10 times above the agronomic rate.
(06/02/2003) U.S. EPA Issues Violation Notice to Los Angeles Land Developer for Failing to Comply With Runoff Regulations - LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that has ordered Shapell Monteverde Partnership to comply with stormwater runoff regulations at two properties under development in Los Angeles County.
(06/25/2003) Partial Settlement Reached in Lawsuits as WASA Agrees to Steps to Reduce Sewage Overflow - WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the United States and a coalition of citizen groups have reached a partial settlement of Clean Water Act litigation against the Washington D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA), launching an extensive program to reduce illegal discharges of untreated sewage into the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and Rock Creek.
(06/24/2003) Elk Run Coal Co. Settles Clean Water Act Complaint - PHILADELPHIA - Elk Run Coal Co. has settled a Clean Water Act complaint over the unpermitted dumping of fill material in a river running through its property in Sylvester, Boone County, W. Va., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.
(06/23/2003) Cytec Engineered Materials, Inc. Settles EPA Complaint at Havre De Grace Plant - PHILADELPHIA - Cytec Engineered Materials, Inc. has settled alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at its facility at 1300 Revolution St., Havre De Grace, Maryland. The company manufactures materials for aerospace and other extreme-demand environments.
(06/18/2003) Two Sentenced in Conspiracy to Use Homeless Men for Illegal Asbestos Removal in Virginia - PHILADELPHIA - A U.S. District Court judge in Charlottesville, Va. has sentenced two men for conspiring to illegally remove asbestos from aging buildings. The defendants employed untrained homeless men to remove asbestos from properties in Staunton, Va.
(06/10/2003) Maryland to Improve Environmental Management at 34 Prisons as Part of Jessup Prison Settlement - PHILADELPHIA - The mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled a lawsuit alleging environmental violations at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, Md. In a separate action, EPA also issued a complaint alleging hazardous waste violations at West Virginia's Mt. Olive Correctional Complex.
(06/27/2003) EPA Cites Magnetics International for Clean-Air Violations - CHICAGO - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Magnetics International Inc. for alleged violations of federal clean-air regulations at the company's hydrochloric acid regeneration plant, 1111 N. State Road 149, Burns Harbor, Ind.
(06/27/2003) EPA Cites Smurfit for Clean-Air Violations - CHICAGO - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Smurfit-Stone Flexible Packaging for alleged violations of federal and state clean-air regulations at the company's printing plant, 1228 E. Tower Road, Schaumburg, Ill.
(06/25/2003) EPA Cites Dupont for Clean-Air Violations - CHICAGO - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited DuPont Corp. for alleged violations of federal and state clean-air regulations at the company's Fort Hill sulfuric acid plant, 11215 Brower Road, North Bend, Ohio.
(06/10/2003) EPA Settles with Kellogg for Hazardous Chemical Release Reporting Violations; $20,110 Fine - CHICAGO - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has settled an administrative complaint with the Kellogg Co. distribution facility at 1675 Fairview Road, in Zanesville, Ohio, for violation of federal laws on the reporting of a hazardous chemical release. Kellogg will pay a $20,110 fine.
(06/30/2003) EPA, Costco Settlement Benefits Local Fire Department - The Seattle office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that warehouse retailer Costco has agreed to pay penalties and purchase emergency response equipment for the local fire department for violations of the Emergency Planning and Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) at the company's regional refrigerated warehouse in Sumner, Washington.
(06/27/2003) EPA, Icicle Seafoods, Reach $85,000 Agreement to Remedy Fish Waste Problems - The Northwest regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Icicle Seafoods of Seward, Alaska, has agreed to settle Clean Water Act claims concerning the company's seafood processing facility in Seward, Alaska.
(06/05/2003) EPA Penalizes Couple $9500 for Repeat Wetlands Violations - The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Scott and Ann Price of Bellevue have paid $9,500 in penalties as settlement of an EPA complaint alleging the Prices repeatedly violated federal wetlands protections laws at their property on Utsalady Road on Camano Island.
(06/05/2003) EPA Cites Barrett Paving for Clean-Air Violations - CHICAGO - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Barrett Paving Materials Inc. for alleged clean-air violations at the company's limestone quarry and crushing plant, 3835 Centennial Ave., Sylvania, Ohio. EPA proposed a $26,500 penalty.
(06/04/2003) EPA Reaches Agreement with Vemco - CHICAGO - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Vemco Inc., which does business as Venture Grand Rapids, on alleged clean-air violations at the company's plastic automobile parts manufacturing and coating plant, 5050 Kendrick S.E., Grand Rapids, Mich. EPA assessed a $225,000 penalty.
(06/04/2003) Haynes International Agrees to $54,622 Fine and Environmental Projects to Correct Hazardous Waste Violations - CHICAGO - Haynes International Inc. of Kokomo, Ind., has agreed to pay a $54,622 penalty and resolve hazardous waste violations alleged by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5.
(06/24/2003) EPA AND PACE UNIVERSITY SIGN COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL SELF-AUDIT AGREEMENT - New York, N.Y. - Pace University, with campuses in New York City and Westchester and Orange Counties, has taken advantage of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) innovative self-audit program with an agreement to conduct a comprehensive environmental audit of its seven campuses.
(06/12/2003) North Shore Pays Fines For Violating Federal Hazardous Waste Handling Rules - NEW YORK, N.Y. - North Shore University Hospital on Community Drive in Manhasset has agreed to pay $40,000 in penalties to the federal government for violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.
(06/02/2003) EPA Fines Board of Caguas Community for Not Treating Drinking Water - San Juan, P.R. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that is seeking a $5,000 penalty from the four members of the board of directors of Fincas Mi Recreo, a town in Caguas, Puerto Rico that owns and operates its own drinking water system, for not filtering and disinfecting the drinking water they supply to residents.
(06/17/2003) EPA Proposes $102,410 Fine against Pepperell Company for Lead Paint Disclosure Violations - BOSTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a $102,410 penalty against the Nissitissit Group Ltd, a Pepperell, MA property management company, for failing to notify numerous tenants in the Pepperell area about possible lead paint hazards in rental units, as required by federal law.
(06/12/2003) EPA Settles Storm Water Enforcement Cases With Two Massachusetts Developers - BOSTON - As part of a major initiative to improve developer compliance with storm water regulations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced settlements with two developers to settle complaints alleging their failure to properly control storm runoff pollution at two construction sites in Massachusetts.
(06/04/2003) EPA Orders City of Brockton to Improve Wastewater Treatment Plant - BOSTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has ordered the City of Brockton to carry out a number of projects to improve its wastewater treatment system.
(06/30/2003) EPA, Costco Settlement Benefits Local Fire Department - The Seattle office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that warehouse retailer Costco has agreed to pay penalties and purchase emergency response equipment for the local fire department for violations of the Emergency Planning and Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) at the company's regional refrigerated warehouse in Sumner, Washington.
(06/27/2003) EPA, Icicle Seafoods, Reach $85,000 Agreement to Remedy Fish Waste Problems - The Northwest regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Icicle Seafoods of Seward, Alaska, has agreed to settle Clean Water Act claims concerning the company's seafood processing facility in Seward, Alaska.
(06/05/2003) EPA Penalizes Couple $9500 for Repeat Wetlands Violations - The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Scott and Ann Price of Bellevue have paid $9,500 in penalties as settlement of an EPA complaint alleging the Prices repeatedly violated federal wetlands protections laws at their property on Utsalady Road on Camano Island.
(06/05/2003) EPA Cites Five Colorado Growers for Failing to Comply with Agricultural Worker Protection Regulation - Largest Worker Protection Standard Penalty in EPA History Proposed for Case Involving Over 200 Pesticide Safety Violations.
(06/05/2003) EPA Orders Rico Mining Company to Pay for Pollution Cleanup - Denver -- On June 2, 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Colorado lodged consent decrees resolving litigation against the estates of two former shareholders of the Rico Development Corporation (RDC) for discharges from mine tunnels at the Rico Argentine mine site near the Town of Rico in southwest Colorado.

May 2003

(05/30/2003) U.S. EPA Settles Air Pollution Case with Temecula Medical Equipment Sterilization Company - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has requiring the Steris Company of Mentor, Ohio to pay a $50,000 penalty for releasing ethylene oxide from its Temecula, Calif. medical equipment sterilization plant.
(05/22/2003) U.S. EPA Settles Administrative Air Toxic Emissions Cases With Three Los Angeles-area Companies - LOS ANGELES -- The U.S Environmental Protection Agency today announced the settlement of administrative cases against three Los Angeles-area companies for failing to comply with federal standards for air toxics emissions.
(05/20/2003) EPA Fines Phoenix Company for Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Violations - SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined a Phoenix company $33,817 for failing to report the amount of toxic chemicals it was processing at its facility, a violation of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.
(05/20/2003) U.S. and Guam Reach Agreement for Guam Waterworks Authority Violations - The United States Attorney in Guam and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today the terms of an agreement that requires the Guam Waterworks Authority and the Government of Guam to take specific initial measures to improve Guam Waterworks' drinking water and wastewater systems.
(05/23/2003) EPA Study Shows Air Quality Violations in North Dakota and Montana Protected Areas - Denver -- The Environmental Protection Agency today announced the release of an agency study that shows many air quality violations in Class I protected areas in North Dakota and Montana.
(05/05/2003) EPA Orders 28 Facilities to Apply for Biosolids Permit - Denver - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ordered 20 Colorado and eight Montana facilities to apply for sewage sludge permit coverage to comply with section 402 of the Clean Water Act.
(05/15/2003) EPA Fines Circuit Board Manufacturer $20,000 for Failing to Notify Authorities After Chemical Release - SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today required a circuit board manufacturer to pay a $20,000 penalty and spend $46,000 to buy equipment for the Phoenix fire department for failing to immediately notify the proper authorities after chemical releases from its South Phoenix, Ariz. facility.
(05/15/2003) EPA Issues Warnings to Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Community Water Systems - SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued warning letters to owners and operators of 19 community water systems on Saipan and one on Rota for failing to distribute annual water quality consumer confidence reports to their customers.
(05/13/2003) EPA Fines U.S. Postal Service for Underground Fuel Tank Violations - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working jointly with Hawai'i Department of Health staff, fined the U.S. Postal Service in Hawai'i $1,500 for violating federal underground storage tank regulations.
(05/12/2003) EPA Orders Cleanup Design For Montrose Site - SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has issued a unilateral administrative order to Montrose Chemical Corporation of California to perform initial design work on the system to clean up contaminated groundwater at the Montrose Superfund Site and at the adjacent Del Amo Superfund Site in Los Angeles County.
(05/08/2003) U.S. Settles Cases Against Los Angeles Landlords, More Than 4,500 Apartments to Become Lead Safe - WASHINGTON - The Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Justice (DOJ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced settlements in two cases against two Los Angeles-based property management companies for failing to warn their tenants that their homes may contain lead-based paint hazards.
(05/07/2003) U.S. EPA Orders Company in Thermal, Calif. to Immediately Cease Open Waste Burning - SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued an imminent and substantial endangerment order to Lawson Brother's Enterprises to stop the facility from burning solid waste at its dump site in Thermal, Calif.
(05/29/2003) EPA Orders Three Companies to Perform Cleanup Work At Westinghouse Electric Superfund Site In Sharon - PHILADELPHIA - The US Environmental Protection Agency has ordered three companies to address contaminated ground water, sediments, and riparian soils at the Westinghouse Electric Superfund site in Sharon, Mercer County, Pa.
(05/28/2003) EPA Issues Emergency Order to Motiva Enterprises after Sulfuric Acid Spill at Delaware City Refinery - PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today ordered Motiva Enterprises LLC to take immediate actions to protect public health and the environment from chemical spills at the company's Delaware City refinery.
(05/12/2003) Construction Contractors Settle Clean Water Act Violations at Fairfax County Housing Developments - PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled Clean Water Act violations against two construction developers for alleged violations concerning the control of polluted runoff from construction work at residential housing development sites in Fairfax Co., Va.
(05/02/2003) Former Owner of Pennsylvania Textile Company Sentenced for Hazardous Waste Storage Violations - PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania today announced the sentencing of Myron H. Feldman, 71, a part-owner of Pennsylvania Textile Corp. ("Penn-Tex") of West Hazleton, Pa., for criminal violations of federal hazardous waste laws.
(05/01/2003) EPA Has Cited Marshall University for Environmental Violations - PHILADELPHIA -- The mid-Atlantic regional office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has cited Marshall University of Huntington, W. Va., for environmental violations found during a multi-media inspection in September, 2002.
(05/01/2003) EPA Settles Environmental Violations with Delaware State University - PHILADELPHIA -- The mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has reached a settlement with Delaware State University in Dover for environmental violations found during a multi-media inspection in August, 2001.
(05/01/2003) Temple University Voluntarily Self-Audits and Discloses Environmental Violations at 10 Campuses - PHILADELPHIA -- The mid-Atlantic regional office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Temple University has reported and corrected a variety of environmental management violations at its main campus and satellite facilities.
(05/13/2003) EPA Cites Six Companies for Clean-Air Violations - CHICAGO - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has notified six companies and a public school district that it believes they violated federal or federally enforceable state clean-air regulations.
(05/08/2003) EPA Reaches Agreement with Formel Industries - CHICAGO - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Formel Industries Inc. on alleged clean-air violations at the company's printing plant at 2355 N. 25th Ave., Franklin Park, Ill.
(05/06/2003) EPA Reaches Agreement with Bretford Manufacturing - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Bretford Manufacturing Inc. on alleged clean-air violations at the company's wood product manufacturing plant located at 11000 Seymour Ave., Franklin Park, Ill.
(05/02/2003) EPA Reaches Agreement with Kent State University - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, on alleged clean-air violations at the university's Terrace Drive heating plant.
(05/02/2003) EPA Settles with Research Organics on Hazardous Waste Charges; Includes $42,000 Fine and Environmental Project - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has settled with Research Organics Inc. for alleged hazardous waste violations at its Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio, facility.
(05/06/2003) EPA Orders Developer to Restore Wetlands In Las Cucharillas and to Cease Further Construction of Industrial Park - San Juan, P.R. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered a developer and a construction company to immediately remove material they improperly placed in a parcel of wetlands that is part of Puerto Rico's 1,236-acre Las Cucharillas marsh, and to stop any new construction activities that might impact the wetlands.

(05/09/2003) EPA, Unocal Settle Clean Water Act Violations Company Agrees to $370,000 Penalty - The Seattle office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has agreed to settlement terms with the Union Oil Company of California or "Unocal" for violations of the Clean Water Act at 11 of the company's oil and gas drilling facilities in Cook Inlet in Alaska.

(05/30/2003) GE Agrees to Pay $94,380 Penalty for Improperly Storing PCB Equipment in Pittsfield - BOSTON - The US Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the General Electric Co. has agreed to pay a $94,380 penalty as part of a settlement of an enforcement case regarding improper storage of PCB-containing equipment at its 254-acre property in Pittsfield.
(05/29/2003) EPA Proposes $54,000 Fine Against Florence Company for Environmental Violations - BOSTON - The US Environmental Protection Agency today announced it is proposing a $54,402 penalty against a Florence company for failing to disclose information about hazardous materials on its property, as required by federal law.
(05/01/2003) Manchester, NH Realtor Pays $9,000 Penalty For Lead Paint Disclosure Violations - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Lacerte Realty of Manchester, NH, has agreed to pay a $9,240 penalty for failing to notify three home buyers in southern New Hampshire of risks from exposure to lead paint, as required by federal law.
(05/01/2003) St. Albans, VT Settles Chemical Risk Planning Case With EPA - BOSTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has reached a settlement with the City of St. Albans, VT over inadequate emergency preparedness plans at its wastewater treatment plant. The city will pay a pay a $10,521 penalty and complete a project to eliminate a major source of hazardous chemicals at the plant.
(05/09/2003) EPA, Unocal Settle Clean Water Act Violations Company Agrees to $370,000 Penalty - The Seattle office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has agreed to settlement terms with the Union Oil Company of California or "Unocal" for violations of the Clean Water Act at 11 of the company's oil and gas drilling facilities in Cook Inlet in Alaska.

April 2003

(04/29/2003) U.S. EPA Issues Order to Rancho Cucamonga Trucking Company to Comply With Stormwater Regulations - SAN FRANCISCO --The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has issued an administrative order to Keep On Trucking for the company to immediately comply with federal and state stormwater regulations.
(04/25/2003) U.S. EPA, Norman Fox and Co. Settle Case for $29,707 - SAN FRANCISCO -- Norman Fox and Co. has been fined $29,707 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to file timely reports about its releases of toxic chemical compounds, a violation of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.
(04/21/2003) City of Los Angeles Admits Liability in Thousands of Sewer Spill Incidents Since 1994 - LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board today announced that the City of Los Angeles has admitted liability for more than 3,600 sewer spills dating back to 1994.
(04/15/2003) EPA Fines Oakland Glass Maker $200,000 for Air Violations - SAN FRANCISCO -- As the result of a recent settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an Oakland, Calif. glass manufacturer will pay $200,000 for numerous air quality violations discovered at its facility in the mid-1990s.
(04/07/2003) EPA Orders Paradise, CA Pest Control Company to Stop Selling Illegal Insecticide - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently ordered A-Better Pest Control of Paradise, Calif. to stop selling an unregistered insecticide product.
(04/07/2003) Union Pacific Pays $125,000 for Santa Barbara County Wetlands Violations - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement with Union Pacific Railroad last week that requires the company to pay $125,000 for alleged wetlands violations at two Santa Barbara County waterways in the '90s.
(04/25/2003) York, Pa. Landlord Pleads Guilty To Submitting Forged Lead Paint Disclosure Forms - PHILADELPHIA - Kurvin H. Grove of York, Pa. pleaded guilty today in federal court in Harrisburg, Pa. to the criminal obstruction of agency proceedings related to forging signatures on lead notification forms.
(04/17/2003) EPA Cites Two Pa. Concrete Companies for Storm Water Violations - PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cited two Pennsylvania concrete makers for alleged violations of Clean Water Act regulations designed to control storm water runoff from industrial and construction sites.
(04/24/2003) Taiwanese Company and Ship Engineer Plead Guilty in Ocean Dumping Case - On April 16 in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Ta Tong Marine Co., Ltd., of Taiwan, pled guilty to falsifying records to conceal the intentional dumping of oil into the Pacific Ocean.
(04/10/2003) Cowboy Oil in Pocatello Receives $118,291 Complaint For Underground Storage Tank Violations - Cowboy Oil, a Pocatello-based gasoline retailer and distributor, has been issued an Administrative Complaint and Compliance Order from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged federal underground storage tank violations. The Complaint carries a proposed penalty of $118,291.
(04/03/2003) EPA Levies $76,000 Penalty Against Dept. of Energy for Hanford Cleanup Failure - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it is penalizing the Department of Energy $76,900 for failing to begin the removal of nearly 50 cubic meters of radioactive sludge from the Hanford 100 K East Basin.
(04/15/2003) U.S., Pa. Settle Clean Water Act Case Against Bradford Sanitary Authority to End Raw Sewage Discharges - PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced settlement of a joint federal-state lawsuit against the Bradford Sanitary Authority, McKean County, Pa. that will help prevent untreated sewage from being discharged into Tunungwant Creek and reduce the threat of contamination from abandoned oil and gas wells nearby.
(04/14/2003) EPA Cites Realtors for Wetlands Violations in Meadville - PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cited a real estate company and three of its partners for unlawfully filling in protected wetlands in Meadville, Pa.
(04/14/2003) Southern Insulation, Inc. Settles EPA Asbestos Reporting Case - PHILADELPHIA - Southern Insulation, Inc., of Hyattsville, Md. has agreed to settle an alleged violation of federal asbestos regulations related to asbestos removal projects at two schools in Washington, D.C.
(04/09/2003) EPA reaches consent agreement with Perdue Farms - PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a consent agreement with Perdue Farms, Incorporated that requires the company to pay an $80,000 penalty for alleged water pollution violations involving wastewater discharges from its Accomac, Va. processing plant.
(04/08/2003) Exelon Generation Co. Settles Clean Air Act Violations at Philadelphia Plant - PHILADELPHIA - Exelon Generation Co. LLC has agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty to settle an EPA complaint alleging Clean Air Act violations at Exelon's Delaware Generating Station, located at 1325 N. Beach St., Philadelphia, Pa.
(04/08/2003) U.S. Chrome Settles Air and Hazardous Waste Violations at Norristown, Pa. Plant - PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that U.S. Chrome Corporation of Pennsylvania has agreed to pay a $160,000 penalty to resolve alleged hazardous waste and Clean Air Act violations at its Norristown, Pa. facility.
(04/16/2003) EPA Cites Ventura Foods for Chemical Reporting Violations; Proposes $51,568 Fine - CHICAGO - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has filed an administrative complaint against Ventura Foods LLC, of Albert Lea, Minn., for failure to maintain required hazardous chemical storage records. EPA has proposed a $51,568 fine.
(04/15/2003) Milltown Man Reaches Agreement with EPA; Will Restore Wetlands along Bone Lake, Pay $40,000 Fine - CHICAGO - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached agreement with Anthony Forster, Milltown, Wis., on alleged wetlands violations. Forster will pay a $40,000 penalty and restore a buffer strip of wetlands along Bone Lake in Milltown.
(04/02/2003) EPA Cites ISG Indiana Harbor for Clean-Air Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited ISG Indiana Harbor Inc. for alleged clean-air violations at the company's steel pickling plant, 3001 Dickey Road, East Chicago, Ind.
(04/15/2003) U.S. Enters into Settlement with RSR Corp. to Clean Up West Dallas Lead Site - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency and state of Texas today announced that they have entered into a consent decree with RSR Corporation, and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Quemetco Metals Limited, Inc., and Quemetco, Inc., in connection with the RSR Corporation Superfund Site, also known as the West Dallas Lead Site, located in Dallas, Texas.
(04/17/2003) EPA ISSUES COMPLAINT AGAINST C.W. POST COLLEGE FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE VIOLATIONS FINE TOTALS $112,310 - New York, N.Y. -- C.W. Post College of Long Island University, located in Brookville, New York, faces $112,310 in penalties for alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations.
(04/16/2003) EPA ORDERS DIAZ CHEMICAL TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS AT ITS FACILITY - New York, N.Y. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered Diaz Chemical to take specific actions to correct deficiencies in the way that it operates its facility in Holley, New York.
(04/28/2003) Mansfield Company Pays $5,500 For Labeling Error on Algae Treatment Devices - BOSTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the Rolph C. Hagen (USA) Corp. of Mansfield, Mass. has agreed to pay a $5,500 penalty for importing a shipment of ultraviolet sterilizer devices that were not properly labeled according to pesticide regulations.
(04/07/2003) EPA Approves Rhode Island's Plan for Complying With Air Pollution Standards - BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the agency has approved Rhode Island's plan for coming into compliance with air pollution standards in Rhode Island.
(04/24/2003) Taiwanese Company and Ship Engineer Plead Guilty in Ocean Dumping Case - On April 16 in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Ta Tong Marine Co., Ltd., of Taiwan, pled guilty to falsifying records to conceal the intentional dumping of oil into the Pacific Ocean.
(04/10/2003) Cowboy Oil in Pocatello Receives $118,291 Complaint For Underground Storage Tank Violations - Cowboy Oil, a Pocatello-based gasoline retailer and distributor, has been issued an Administrative Complaint and Compliance Order from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged federal underground storage tank violations. The Complaint carries a proposed penalty of $118,291.
(04/03/2003) EPA Levies $76,000 Penalty Against Dept. of Energy for Hanford Cleanup Failure - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it is penalizing the Department of Energy $76,900 for failing to begin the removal of nearly 50 cubic meters of radioactive sludge from the Hanford 100 K East Basin.
(04/29/2003) Most public water systems in compliance - Denver -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 553 of Wyoming's public water systems achieved perfect compliance with the total coliform (bacteria) rule in 2001. This represents 74 percent of all public water systems in Wyoming.
(04/22/2003) EPA, OMG Settle Hazardous Waste Case - Denver -- A Utah metals recycler has agreed to pay a $111,000 penalty as part of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
(04/09/2003) Rocky Mountain Steel Mills and EPA Settle Clean Air Act Claims - DENVER -- Rocky Mountain Steel Mills will invest $25 million to modernize its Pueblo, Colo., facility and pay a $450,000 penalty under a federal consent decree filed today to settle air pollution charges brought by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

March 2003

(03/12/2003) U.S. EPA Announces Agreement for Cleanup of Santa Fe Springs Superfund Site - SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced they have lodged a consent decree with the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles requiring 17 companies to clean up the Waste Disposal Inc. Superfund site in Santa Fe Springs.
(03/07/2003) U.S. EPA and Lockheed Martin Settle Pollution Cleanup Case in the San Fernando Valley - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has settled a case with Lockheed Martin over its failure to operate a pump and treat system at full capacity at a Superfund site in the San Fernando Valley.
(03/04/2003) EPA Cites Marriott Resort For Underground Fuel Tank Violations on Guam - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working with Guam Environmental Protection Agency staff, cited the Guam Marriott Resort $1,650 for recent violations of federal underground storage tank regulations.
(03/04/2003) U.S. EPA Cites Commonwealth Health Center For Underground Fuel Tank Violations in Saipan - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working with CNMI Division of Environmental Quality staff, cited the Commonwealth Health Center $4,100 for recent violations of federal underground storage tank regulations.
(03/03/2003) U.S. EPA Hosts Enforcement Conference in Honolulu and Opens New Pacific Rim Resource Center - HONOLULU -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training is hosting a four-day conference in Honolulu for state, county and Pacific Island environmental enforcement officials centered around environmental crimes and security infrastructure.
(03/27/2003) Virginia Wastewater Treatment Operators Indicted for Violating the Clean Water Act - PHILADELPHIA ? The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia have announced the indictment of Kenneth Hinkley and Alexander Lapteff on criminal violations of the Clean Water Act.
(03/26/2003) Plaza Fuel, Inc. Settles Alleged Fuel Storage Tank Violations at New Castle, Delaware Truck Stop - PHILADELPHIA -- Plaza Fuel, Inc., owner of the Delaware Truck Stop in New Castle, Del., has agreed to pay a $6,000 penalty to settle an EPA complaint alleging violations of regulations designed to prevent fuel leaks from underground storage tanks.
(03/11/2003) Maryland Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Sentenced for Clean Water Act Sampling Violations - PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the sentencing of Scott W. Sellars, the operator of wastewater treatment plants at the Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge, for negligent violation of pollution monitoring and reporting conditions required in the plants' Clean Water Act permits.
(03/20/2003) EPA Cites Dixon-Marquette Cement for Clean-air Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Dixon-Marquette Cement Inc. for alleged clean-air violations at the company's portland cement plant, 1914 White Oak Lane, Dixon, Ill.
(03/06/2003) Portland Landlord Cited for Serious Violations of Federal Lead Rules - The Northwest regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency has filed a complaint against Portland landlords, John and Brenda Peak, alleging they failed to notify their tenants of the fact that lead-based paint could pose serious health threats to children or pregnant women.
(03/04/2003) Alaska Railroad Corporation Agrees to Pay EPA $150,000 to Settle Fuel Spill Complaint Near Canyon, Alaska - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a complaint and $150,000 proposed penalty against the Alaska Railroad Corporation for federal Clean Water Act violations stemming from an October, 1999, derailment and fuel spill near Canyon, Alaska.
(03/03/2003) U.S. Lodges Consent Decrees at the Thea Foss Superfund Site - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Justice Department today announced it is simultaneously lodging a complaint and two separate consent decrees at the Thea Foss and Wheeler Osgood Problem Areas of the Commencement Bay/Nearshore Tideflats Superfund Site, located near Tacoma, Washington.
(03/18/2003) EPA Cites Centralia Well Company and Operator and Proposes $107,817 Fine - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has issued an administrative complaint against Rocky Well Service Inc. of Centralia, Ill., and Edward J. Klockenkemper, with a proposed fine of $107,817 for alleged violations of the underground-injection-control regulations of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
(03/14/2003) EPA Settles with Chem-Plate on Hazardous Waste Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached a settlement with Chem-Plate Industries Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., on alleged hazardous waste violations.
(03/11/2003) EPA Cites Kellogg for Hazardous Chemical Release Reporting Violations; Proposes $43,829 Fine - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has filed an administrative complaint against the Kellogg Co.?s distribution facility at 1675 Fairview Road, in Zanesville, Ohio, for violation of federal laws on the reporting of a hazardous chemical release. EPA has proposed a $43,829 fine.
(03/10/2003) EPA Cites U.S. Steel for Clean-Air Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited United States Steel Corp. for alleged clean-air violations at the company?s Gary Works, 1 N. Broadway, Gary, Ind.
(03/07/2003) EPA Cites Illinois Cement for Clean-air Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Illinois Cement Co. for alleged clean-air violations at the company's portland cement plant, 1601 Rockwell Road, LaSalle, Ill.
(03/06/2003) EPA Cites Central Soya for Clean-Air Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Central Soya Co. Inc. for alleged clean-air violations at the company?s soybean processing plant, Routes 47 and 9, Gibson City, Ill.
(03/05/2003) EPA Reaches Agreement with 3M - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with 3M Co. on alleged clean-air violations at the company?s specialty tape manufacturing plant, 751 Mendota Ave., St. Paul, Minn. EPA assessed a $16,170 penalty, and the company agreed to do a $62,225 environmental project.
(03/05/2003) EPA Settles with Chemtron on Hazardous Waste Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached agreement with Chemtron Corp. for alleged hazardous waste violations at its Avon, Ohio, facility. The company will pay a $101,707 penalty.
(03/19/2003) PRASA to Pay $1 Million Fine and Fund Drinking Water Improvements in Low-Income Communities - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) of charges the company unlawfully discharged untreated sewage into the environment of Puerto Rico and violated pollutant discharge permits issued by EPA under the Clean Water Act.
(03/28/2003) EPA & DOJ File Complaint Against New Bedford Boat Owner - NEW BEDFORD ?The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice recently filed a complaint against Carlos Rafael, owner of a fishing vessel sunk in New Bedford Harbor.
(03/25/2003) EPA Reaches Agreement with Olympia Nominee Trust to Cleanup Contaminated Soil at Wells G & H Site - BOSTON - The US EPA has reached an agreement with Olympia Nominee Trust to clean up contaminated soils on the Olympia property located at 60 Olympia Avenue in Woburn, Massachusetts.
(03/24/2003) EPA New England Announces Strong Enforcement Results for 2002 - BOSTON ? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's New England Office today announced strong results in its enforcement program last year, including the highest penalty totals in nearly a decade and a record number of self-disclosures under the agency's self-audit program.
(03/20/2003) EPA Orders Cleanup Studies at Waterbury Superfund Site - Boston ? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today ordered Saltire Industrial, Inc., Joseph Calabrese, Calabrese Construction Company, and Store Avenue Associates, LLC to conduct all necessary studies of potential contamination at the Scovill Industrial Landfill Superfund site in Waterbury, Connecticut.
(03/18/2003) EPA Orders Charlton, Mass. Facility to Cease Wastewater Discharges - BOSTON ? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has issued an administrative order to the Masonic Nursing Home, of Charlton, Mass., requiring the facility to shut down its underperforming sewage treatment system and complete a project connecting the facility to the municipal sewer system.
(03/13/2003) EPA Seeks $1 Million Fine for Pesticide Violations by Rhode Island Company - BOSTON ? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it is proposing a $1 million penalty against the American Biophysics Corp. (ABC) in East Greenwich, R.I. for failing to properly register a mosquito attractant that was a part of a pesticide product line the company was selling worldwide last year.
(03/09/2003) U.S. Enters into Settlement for Re-Solve, Inc. Superfund Site - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced today they have entered into a settlement agreement with Vulcan International Corporation in connection with the Re-Solve, Inc. Superfund Site located in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
(03/04/2003) CT Company to Pay $229,874 Penalty for Air Violations at Adams, MA Facility - BOSTON - MacDermid Graphic Arts Inc. of Waterbury, CT has agreed to pay a penalty of $229,874 to settle an enforcement case with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding Clean Air Act violations.
(03/03/2003) EPA Signs Agreement with GM for Site Cleanup - BOSTON - General Motors Corporation has signed a consent agreement with the EPA to immediately begin cleaning up contamination at a Bristol, Connecticut, site the company once owned.
(03/06/2003) Portland Landlord Cited for Serious Violations of Federal Lead Rules - The Northwest regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency has filed a complaint against Portland landlords, John and Brenda Peak, alleging they failed to notify their tenants of the fact that lead-based paint could pose serious health threats to children or pregnant women.
(03/04/2003) Alaska Railroad Corporation Agrees to Pay EPA $150,000 to Settle Fuel Spill Complaint Near Canyon, Alaska - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a complaint and $150,000 proposed penalty against the Alaska Railroad Corporation for federal Clean Water Act violations stemming from an October, 1999, derailment and fuel spill near Canyon, Alaska.
(03/03/2003) U.S. Lodges Consent Decrees at the Thea Foss Superfund Site - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Justice Department today announced it is simultaneously lodging a complaint and two separate consent decrees at the Thea Foss and Wheeler Osgood Problem Areas of the Commencement Bay/Nearshore Tideflats Superfund Site, located near Tacoma, Washington.

February 2003

(02/28/2003) EPA and EPD INVESTIGATE ATLANTA'S NON-COMPLIANCE WITH CONSENT DECREE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) announced today that they have begun an investigation into the City of Atlanta's failure to meet a major construction deadline required under a Federal consent decree.
(02/12/2003) EPA SETTLES WITH THE CITY OF DALTON, GEORGIA FOR CLEAN WATER ACT VIOLATIONS - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that a settlement has been reached in an administrative action against the City of Dalton, Georgia for alleged unauthorized impacts to wetlands and streams, a violation of the Clean Water Act. The administrative and penalty orders allege that Dalton discharged fill material into approximately 0.70 acres of wetlands and 2,276 linear feet of tributaries to Mill Creek without U.S. Army Corps of Engineer (Corps) authorization.

(02/27/2003) Eleven Companies Voluntarily Reported and Corrected Environmental Violations - $1.4 Million in Penalties Waived - PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is waiving a total of $ 1,485,892 in potential penalties against eleven companies in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia which voluntarily disclosed their own environmental violations.

(02/24/2003) EPA Fines Garden & Pet Product Supplier $69,000 for Failing to Notify Authorities of a Hazardous Release - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday fined Central Garden and Pet Company $69,000 for failing to immediately report to the proper authorities its release of hazardous chemicals as a result of a fire that broke out at its South Phoenix warehouse in August 2000.
(02/19/2003) Phelps Dodge to Pay $105,000 to Settle Water Pollution Violations - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $105,000 settlement with Phoenix-based Phelps Dodge for discharging polluted water containing copper and sulfide from the Christmas Mine to a tributary of the Gila River.
(02/18/2003) West Coast Cleaning and Preservation To Pay $60,000 for Used Oil Violations on Oahu - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement with West Coast Cleaning and Preservation of Kapolei, Oahu that requires the company to pay $60,000 for used oil violations discovered during a routine inspection in 2000.
(02/14/2003) Nearly $32 Million In Settlements Reached To Aid In Cleanup At California Superfund Site - WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced today settlements with 50 parties totaling $31.9 million to be used to cleanup the Casmalia Resources Hazardous Waste Management Facility Superfund site in Central California. The site was listed on the National Priorities List on September 13, 2001.
(02/06/2003) EPA Opens Emergency Environmental Response Office in Las Vegas - SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held a grand opening today in Las Vegas for the Environmental Response Team-West, a new office with staff who travel throughout the country to address environmental accidents.
(02/25/2003) EPA Cites 14 Companies for Clean-air Violations - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has notified 14 companies that it believes they violated federal or federally enforceable clean-air regulations.
(02/18/2003) EPA, Ford Agree to Resolve Hazardous Waste Violations at 14 Assembly Plants - CHICAGO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled an administrative complaint against Ford Motor Co. for alleged hazardous waste violations at 14 U.S. auto assembly plants. A $244,000 penalty will be paid and Ford will bring all of its plants into compliance with EPA requirements.
(02/06/2003) EPA Orders Responsible Parties to Continue Cleanup at Master Metals Site - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has ordered a group of responsible parties to proceed with the final phase of cleanup at the Master Metals site, 4700 - 4740 E. Nevada Ave., in Detroit.
(02/04/2003) EPA Reaches Agreement with Phillips Pipe Line - CHICAGO -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Phillips Pipe Line Co. on alleged clean-air violations at the company?s East St. Louis bulk gasoline terminal, 3300 Mississippi Ave., Cahokia, Ill. EPA assessed a $46,381 penalty, and Phillips agreed to do an environmental project costing at least $324,655.
(02/19/2003) US AND STATE OF NEW YORK ANNOUNCE SETTLEMENT OF CIVIL ENVIRONMENTAL CASE INVOLVING HUNDREDS OF UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS IN THE NEW YORK CITY AREA - Federal and State representatives today announced the settlement of a civil environmental case filed in 1998 against CARY WOLF and ten of his New York-based corporations. The case alleged that the defendants violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) at thirty-one gas stations, with more than two hundred underground storage tanks, located in the New York City area.
(02/27/2003) EPA Proposes $358,000 Penalty Against Fitchburg State College for Waste Violations - BOSTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has proposed a $358,518 penalty against Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, MA for violations of hazardous waste laws last year.

(02/21/2003) University of Washington to Spend $135,769 for CFCs Violations - The Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the University of Washington will pay $29,975 in penalties and spend at least $105,794 on environmental improvement projects to settle EPA complaints alleging the university violated federal Clean Air Act regulations on ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs.

(02/25/2003) EPA Fines Manchester, NH Realtor for Failure to Disclose Lead Paint Hazards - BOSTON ? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has settled a complaint against a realty company, Senecal Properties of Manchester, N.H., for failing to properly notify home buyers and renters of risks from exposure to lead paint, as required by federal law.
(02/19/2003) EPA Proposes $68,000 Fine Against Belmont Metal Plating Facility for Hazardous Waste Violations After Fire - BOSTON ? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed a $68,037 fine against Cambridge Plating of Belmont and Purecoat North, LLC which took over operations of Cambridge Plating's facility in January 2003. EPA's complaint alleges that the metal plating plant mishandled hazardous waste after a fire last May put the facility's wastewater treatment system out of operation.
(02/13/2003) Lowe's Home Centers Agrees to Pay $137,500 Fine to Settle EPA Complaint in MA - BOSTON - Lowe's Homes Centers, the world's second largest home improvement retailer, has agreed to pay a penalty of $137,500 to settle claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the company failed to obtain necessary permits for stormwater discharges at four construction sites in Massachusetts and failed to adequately control stormwater runoff at its construction site in Woburn, MA.
(02/04/2003) KINGSVILLE, MISSOURI AUCTION SERVICE FINED FOR FAILING TO SHARE LEAD BASED PAINT HOUSE HAZARDS - A Kingsville, Missouri, auction service will pay a $3,542 federal penalty for failing to reveal the hazards of lead-based paint in an old farmhouse sold at auction in Buckner, Missouri. The Rick Anstine Auction Service will pay the penalty to resolve a civil complaint filed by the regional office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

(02/21/2003) University of Washington to Spend $135,769 for CFCs Violations - The Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the University of Washington will pay $29,975 in penalties and spend at least $105,794 on environmental improvement projects to settle EPA complaints alleging the university violated federal Clean Air Act regulations on ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs.

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