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Significant Penalty Imposed For Alleged RCRA Violations

Siros_Steven_COLORBy Steven M. Siros

 

According to U.S. EPA, Sherwin-Williams agreed to pay a $570,000 civil penalty to settle alleged RCRA violations at a paint manufacturing facility in Baltimore.  These alleged RCRA violations included the storage of hazardous waste in excess of 90 days, the failure to date and label hazardous waste containers, the failure to close hazardous waste containers, the failure to comply with inspection requirements for hazardous waste containers, and the failure to respond immediately to a release at the facility.  The magnitude of the penalty demonstrates how important it is for companies to ensure that their operations are in full compliance with all applicable RCRA rules and regulations.  Periodic internal reviews and audits are excellent ways to ensure continued RCRA compliance.

TAGS: Hazmat, RCRA

PEOPLE: Steven M. Siros