Along with OSHA, EPA is scheduled to raise civil penalties for environmental compliance violations dramatically on August 1st, 2016.
Civil penalties will be adjusted for inflation retroactively to 1996 and will result in increases anywhere between 50-100+%.
New fine increase examples include the following:
- Hazardous waste violations: Current maximum of $37,500/day to a new maximum of $70,117/day.
- Violations of the Clean Air Act will rise from $37,500 to $93,750
- Maximum fine for violations of the Clean Air Act will increase from $320,000 to $356,312
- EPCRA violations will rise from $37,500 to $53,907
Many small Texas manufacturers struggle to manage TCEQ, EPA and environmental compliance issues, but unfortunately these agencies don’t give passes.
These fine increases have made compliance risks more costly than ever.
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