We at HazChem Environmental Corporation (serving mostly Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin) are often asked about penalties the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can lawfully impose.
The EPA oversees a variety of different rules and regulations including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA).
For sites subject to the EPA’s Resource and Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste rules, the maximum civil penalty is $70,117 per day, per violation.
The maximum civil penalty for violations of the Clean Air Act is $93,750. The maximum penalties under the Clean Water Act is $51,570. In addition, the maximum fine for violations of the following environmental requirements is $53,907 for SDWA, EPCRA and CERCLA.
Penalties for violations of the EPA fines chemical management, reporting, and recordkeeping rules under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is $37,500. Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) penalties are $18,750.
More questions? You can call us at (630) 458-1910 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org