Serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Eight Tribal Nations.
Common Violations and Problems Found at Hospitals
- Failure to use properly trained and accredited asbestos personnel
- Failure to notify EPA of asbestos removal projects and to keep required documentation/record keeping.
- Failure to properly dispose of asbestos debris.
- Failure to close lids on parts washers when not in use.
- Failure to include spray paint booths and parts degreasers in air permit.
- Improper or lack of hazardous waste (HW) labeling.
- No or infrequent weekly inspections of HW storage/satellite areas.
- Open containers of HW.
- Improper disposal of chemotherapy drugs.
- Failure to perform or improper HW determinations.
- No or inadequate HW manifests.
- Throwing HW down the drain.
- Improper management of expired pharmaceuticals, paints, etc.
- Lack of contingency plan.
- Lack of or inadequate training of employees in HW management.
- Failure to ensure that HW meets Land Disposal Restrictions.
- Failure to upgrade or close underground storage tanks (USTs) by 12/22/98.
- Malfunctioning leak detection systems on USTs.
- Improper consolidation of wastes from nearby facilities.
- Failure to notify residents of lead paint in building or lack of knowledge of any lead hazard.
- Failure to provide EPA's pamphlet, "Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home."
- No permit for or noncompliance with wastewater discharges.
- No or inadequate secondary containment of storage tanks.
- Improper disposal down floor drains.
- No Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure plan.