Ohio Chemical Company to Pay $1.4 Million for TSCA Violation

According to a news release from the USEPA,The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Dover Chemical Corporation has agreed to pay $1.4 million in civil penalties for the unauthorized manufacture of chemical substances at facilities in Dover, Ohio and Hammond, Ind.”

The release goes on to say, “The settlement resolves violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) premanufacture notice obligations for its production of various chlorinated paraffins. Dover Chemical produces the vast majority of the chlorinated products sold in the United States.”

The proposed settlement agreement, lodged in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, is subject to a 30-day public comment period and approval by the federal court. http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/cases/civil/tsca/doverchemical.html

2012 is a reporting year for TSCA and as we stated in our January 26th blog, what makes this reporting cycle more noteworthy is that in August 2011, the EPA issued amendments to the TSCA Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) rule, so there may be increased focus on TSCA issues this year.

If you have questions regarding TSCA reporting or environmental compliance, contact Matthew Schroeder, P.E. (mschroeder@dragun.com) at 248-932-0228.

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