Wastewater Treatment Plant Pays for Chemical Reporting Violation

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has settled an administrative case involving hazardous chemical inventory reporting violations at the municipal wastewater treatment plant in Lincoln, Ill., operated by Environmental Management Corp. The company will pay a civil penalty of $12,500 and purchase 10 direct-fired heaters for diesel school buses, valued at $41,000, for two Logan County school districts.

According to EPA, the plant was storing chlorine and diesel fuel over the minimum threshold level and failed to provide emergency and hazardous chemical inventory forms to state and local authorities. Richard Karl, EPA Region 5's Superfund director said, "the company has since switched from chlorine to sodium hypochlorite, has cooperated fully with the investigation, and is now in compliance."

EPA emphasized that responders need to know what chemicals are stored at facilities so they can take steps to protect people living and working in the area.

Chester East Lincoln and Hartsburg-Emden school districts will receive the direct-fired heaters for diesel school bus retrofits, which EPA said will reduce the amount of diesel emissions from the buses. The agency noted that diesel emission reduction is one of its priority projects.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Analyze Incident Data

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January / February 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue