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Toxic Substances Control Act

Respondent Description Type of Order Date
FY2016 Enforcement Actions for the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) EPA completed over 100 federal enforcement actions during fiscal year 2016 that require renovation contractors, landlords and others to protect communities and public health from exposure to lead.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   11/3/2016
$165 Million Settlement to Start Cleanup Work on the Passaic River in New Jersey EPA entered into a settlement agreement with Occidental Chemical Corporation to perform engineering and design work needed to begin the cleanup of the lower 8.3 miles of the lower Passaic River at an estimated cost of $165 million.   Administrative Order on Consent   9/30/2016
Sears Home Improvement Products Inc The settlement with Sears Home Improvement Products Inc. resolves alleged violations of the federal Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule for work performed by Sears’ contractors during home renovation projects across the country. This settlement will improve public health protections from lead pollution during home renovations.   Consent Decree   9/28/2016
Settlement Reached at Salt Creek Park Firing Range Site In the consent decree, the PRPs agreed to reimburse EPA for over $800,000 of the costs the Agency incurred when it cleaned up lead and other contaminants at the Salt Creek Park Firing Range.   Consent Decree   6/13/2016
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule - December 2014 In December 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 62 enforcement actions that require renovation contractors and training providers to protect people from harmful exposure to lead dust and debris, as required by EPA’s Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) standards.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   12/19/2014
TIMET Settlement Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET), one of the world’s largest producers of titanium parts for jet engines and other industrial applications, has agreed to perform an extensive investigation and cleanup of potential contamination stemming primarily from the unauthorized manufacture and disposal of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) at its Black Mountain Industrial Complex manufacturing facility in Henderson, Nev., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice announced today.   Consent Decree   5/14/2014
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced 17 enforcement actions for violations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP). A priority for EPA’s enforcement program is to protect children, and others, from exposure to lead dust that can cause lead poisoning by ensuring that renovators follow the RRP and other lead rules.   Consent Agreement   5/2/2013
Kemira Group Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it reached a settlement with two subsidiaries of the Kemira Group for violations of chemical and pesticide laws.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   1/24/2013
Violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced 16 enforcement actions for violations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP).   Consent Decree   11/14/2012
Ineos-Chlor Americas Settlement (Washington, DC - August 21, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with INEOS Chlor Americas, Inc., based in Wilmington, Del., to resolve violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). INEOS allegedly imported various chain-length chlorinated paraffins into the United States without providing the required notice to EPA. Under this settlement INEOS has ended the importation of short-chained chlorinated paraffins into the United States.   Consent Decree   8/21/2012
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Inventory Reporting Rule Settlements (Washington, DC - July 23, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued complaints seeking civil penalties against three companies for alleged violations of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).   Consent Agreement and Final Order   7/23/2012
EPA Fines Violators of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced three enforcement actions for violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) and other lead rules.     4/5/2012
Dover Chemical Company Settlement 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.   Consent Decree   2/7/2012
Department of the Interior Indian Affairs Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) have reached an agreement to address alleged violations at schools and public water systems (PWSs) owned, operated, or otherwise the legal responsibility of DOI, Indian Affairs (IA). IA is comprised of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).   Consent Agreement   8/22/2011
E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company PFOA Settlements EPA settles PFOA case against DuPont for largest administrative civil penalty On December 14, 2005, EPA forwarded to the Environmental Appeals Board (Board) a settlement with E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) for the largest civil administrative penalty EPA has ever obtained under any federal environmental statute.   Consent Agreement   12/14/2005
Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corporation (Transco) Multimedia Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into a settlement with Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation (Transco), under which the company has agreed to test for and cleanup soil and groundwater contamination related to waste disposal at numerous compressor stations along its natural gas pipeline, which traverses 12 states from Texas to New York. In addition, the company will cleanup polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination, complete a storm water monitoring program, conduct storm water sampling at several compressor stations and pay a $1.4 million civil penalty.   Consent Decree   2/1/2002

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