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Enforcement - Common Violations

Federal Facility Coordinators often receive requests from federal agencies who are interested in the typical or common violations identified at Federal Agencies as a result of environmental compliance inspections. The following is a list compiled from several Regions including Region III that identifies common violations that have been identified during recent inspections.
In an effort to improve environmental compliance within the Federal Facility community, this list is provided with the hope that these lessons learned can be disseminated to facilities in Region III. The following list of common violations may not apply to all Federal Facilities in the Region, but is provided to assist them in identifying some common problems as a result of recent inspections.
Common Violations
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Subtitle C (Hazardous Waste)

RCRA ,Subtitle I Underground Storage Tanks (USTs):

Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan(SPCC):

Clean Water Act (CWA) - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES):

Clean Air Act (CAA):
Violations of the New Source Performance Standards, including:

CAA CFC Program - Process refrigeration, MVACs, Disposal & Certification

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA):

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) - Underground Injection Control (UIC):

Asbestos (NESHAPS)

Additional Information

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