More EPCRA Enforcement making headlines

According to the EPA Region 5 Weekly Activity Report for the week of March 14, 2011, “Region 5 signed a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) with Interstate Cold Storage, Inc. (ICS), commencing and concluding an action alleging violations of Section 312(a) of EPCRA. The CAFO alleges that ICS failed to timely submit a completed emergency and hazardous chemical inventory form including ammonia and sulfuric acid for calendar year 2007, for two of its facilities, to the Indiana SERC, the LEPC and the local fire departments with jurisdiction over the facilities. Region 5 proposed a penalty of $154,869, which was reduced to $80,371, in consideration of Respondent’s good faith negotiations, cooperation, size of business and the quick settlement.”

Either I’m seeing more press coverage lately or there is more EPA enforcement.

Hopefully, the regulated community will stay ahead of the curve and avoid “good faith negotiations.”

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