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Top 10 Hazardous Waste Violations You Should Know

Do you know the Top 10 Hazardous Waste Violations? If not, you should. Businesses can be quick to dismiss the importance of proper waste disposal, but human health and the environment depend on it. Violating RCRA regulations puts you at risk. Knowing what you can do to avoid violations can help keep you and your […]

California company to pay for hazardous waste violations

Hazardous waste violations lead to hefty settlement for Inglewood, California company.   “U.S. EPA Settlement with Inglewood, Calif. facility Requires Safer Management of Hazardous Waste  Company will purchase equipment for Los Angeles County first responders LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Rho-Chem, LLC, a solvent recycling and storage […]

Did you know?

Did you know that Envicomply is an approved vendor of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division (EPD) for our Underground Storage Tank Class A/B Operator training? We can even be linked to directly from their site! Successfully completing this training will award a certificate which grants UST Class A/B operator certification in […]

Are You Hurricane Ready?

With Hurricane Florence quickly approaching the Southeastern states, it’s important to prepare yourself in the event of a disaster. This means having your emergency kits packed, planning an evacuation route if necessary, and knowing what to do in its aftermath. We’ve assembled a checklist of helpful Hurricane Preparedness Tips for you: Pack a kit of […]

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SDWA violations bring $365,000 penalty for Louisiana company

Violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act lead to large civil penalty payment for Louisiana building manufacturing company: EPA AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REACH $365,000 SETTLEMENT WITH CERTAINTEED FOR ALLEGED SAFE DRINKING WATER VIOLATIONS “DALLAS – (August 24, 2018) Under a settlement announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), CertainTeed […]

Training Spotlight: Contractor Course Packs!

Did you know we offer 9 different Contractor Training Course Packs? Each training curriculum is tailored to your specific job role and ranges from 11-21 individual courses!   Training package categories include: Electrical     Environmental Manager Awareness     Hazard Abatement     Landscape     Mechanical     Painting     Plumbing   […]

Clean Water Act Violations for 4 California Companies lead to Costly Civil Penalties

Settlements made with four Oakland companies over Clean Water Act violations. The EPA announced its settlements yesterday totaling $137,000 in civil penalties. “… the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced settlements with four Oakland companies—Sierra Pacific Ready Mix, Argent Materials, National Recycling Corporation, and Nor-Cal Rock—over Clean Water Act violations. Under the terms of the settlements, the […]

Will You Make the UST Deadline?

Are you aware of the upcoming UST training requirements deadline? This October marks the deadline to be in compliance with the 2015 underground storage tank (UST) regulation and the 2015 state program approval regulation. As part of the EPA’s 2015 revision, minimum training requirements for designated Class A, B, & C operators were established.   “Operators […]

Civil penalties and violations for two Arizona companies in noncompliance

Clean Water Act violations lead to civil penalties and settlements for two Arizona companies. Both companies have improved their pretreatment systems to comply with local and federal standards, but at the loss of over 118 thousand dollars in total and to the detriment of the city’s sewer system. These companies failed to comply with the […]

Training Spotlight: Environmental Manager Awareness Course Pack

Are you an Environmental Manager in charge of overseeing your company’s environmental performance? Do your responsibilities include making sure your organization is compliant with environmental regulations in areas such as air quality, waste, clean water, and pollution? Ensuring your company is operating in an environmentally compliant manner is crucial to avoid violations, fines and penalties […]

Most Common RCRA Violations?

Are you falling victim to the most common RCRA violations? We’ve compiled a list of common violations to help you maintain compliance. Check out these common hazardous waste violations that have been cited by many state/tribal agencies and regional EPA inspectors.   Most Common RCRA Violations: Employee Training: Employees who have hazardous waste-related duties must be […]

New Dust-Lead Hazard Standards in Our Future?

Read about the recent proposal from EPA to strengthen the dust-lead hazard standards. Good news for health safety, specifically in children.   EPA Proposes Strengthening the Dust-Lead Hazard Standards to Reduce Exposures to Children WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal to lower the dust-lead hazard standards for public comment. The new […]

Wine Company to Pay Penalty for Violations of the Clean Water Act

News was released of a California wine company required to pay a $70,000 penalty for wastewater discharge violating the Clean Water Act.   U.S. EPA Reaches Agreement with Herzog Wine Cellars to Prevent Unlawful Wastewater Discharges  SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced an agreement with Herzog Wine Cellars over violations of […]

Training Spotlight: Lead Awareness and LBP Management

Lead Awareness: How much do you know? Are you aware of the negative health effects of lead exposure to the body? And how it happens? Lead can affect almost every organ and system in your body and is particularly harmful to young children. Once in your system, it’s distributed to the brain, liver, kidney and bones. […]

Health Hazards for Pets – Are You Taking the Necessary Precautions?

Spring cleaning has already kicked in and now that summer is upon us, new projects can mean new health hazards. Not just for humans, but for your pets, too. It’s important to keep your pets safe, just as you would your 2 legged family members. Here are some helpful cleaning tips to get you started […]

Settlement for Alleged Lead Paint Violations on TV’s “Fixer Upper”

Lead-based paint hazards lead to settlement with celebrity TV contractors. Remember, everyone is susceptible to violations if workplace compliance isn’t met. Make environmental and safety compliance your #1 priority and avoid penalties of your own.   EPA Reaches Settlement with Magnolia Homes for Alleged Lead Paint Violations During Renovations Depicted on the Fixer Upper Television Show […]

Settlement for Shell Oil Products results in penalty and fines

The EPA reached a settlement with Shell Oil Products over noncompliance with its hazardous waste management. The company will pay a $142,664 civil penalty in addition to an estimated $220,300 to improve its facility. These required fines and enhancements are necessary to “protect public health and our natural resources.”   U.S. EPA requires Bay Area refinery to […]

New UST Certification Available!

Georgia UST Class A/B Certification Program training has recently been added to our online catalog. This course has been reviewed and approved by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and successful completion of this training will award UST Class A/B operator certification in the state of Georgia.   This 9 module program […]