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Environmental Audits & Self-Disclosures Resolved Utilizing the Audit Policy

MAY 2002

EPA WAIVES $539,653 IN PENALTIES AFTER SIX COMPANIES IN PENNSYLVANIA AND VIRGINIA SELF-DISCLOSE ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLATIONS Six companies in Pennsylvania and Virginia saved $539,653 in penalties by voluntarily reporting and correcting their own environmental violations, as well as meeting the other criteria in EPA's Audit Policy for such penalty waivers. Penalties are being waived for the following companies:

EPA MID-ATLANTIC REGION WAIVERS FOR
SELF-DISCLOSURES UNDER THE AUDIT POLICY

Facility Violations Date Disclosed Date Resolved How
Resolved
Reduced
Penalty
Allied Signal, Inc Smethport and Emlenton, Pa. facilities of subsidiary Astor Corporation Toxic Substances Control Actfailure to submit required annual inventory reports in 1993 for toxic substances used or stored 2002 Penalty waiver: $289,000.
Handy & Harman Tube Co., Inc., Norristown, Pa EPCRA failure to submit annual reports of releases and disclosed data quality errors in its reports of releases 2002 Penalty waiver: $48,122
Rocco Poultry Operations, Inc. Edinburgh, Va EPCRA failure to submit notices for nitrate compounds released 2002 Penalty waiver: $126,621
Virginia Gas Pipeline Co. Saltville, Va EPCRA faliure to notify state and local emergency response agencies about hazardous chemicals stored at their facilities 2002 Penalty waiver: $46,750
Virginia Gas Storage Co Bristol, Va EPCRA - failure to notify state and local emergency response agencies   2002   Penalty waiver: $26,250
Colorcon, a division of Berwind Pharmaceutical Services Inc West Point, Pa Clean Water Act monitoring violations       Penalty waiver: $2,910
Village Farms of Virginia King George, VA FIFRA 5/2/00 12/28/00 NOD  100% of $123,200
George Mason University Fairfax, VA  CWA 301 & 402 2/18/00 12/12/00 NOD 100%
Hi Specialty Irwin, PA     CWA 301 & 402 5/13/00 10/20/00  NOD 100%
Cloverland Dairy Green Spring PA EPCRA 313 1/31/00 9/29/00 NOD 100 % of $79,693
Titanium Hearth Morgantown, PA RCRA 3008a 1/27/00 9/29/00 CAFO 75% reduction to $9,000 ($30,000 waived)
Dairy Farmers of America New Wilmington, PA EPCRA 313 4/11/00 9/29/00 NOD 100% of $150,160
Columbia Petroleum 5 fac. in PA (Lancaster, Mount Joy, New Holland, Sinking Springs, Stewartstown, PA) EPCRA 313 1/28/00 9/28/00 NOD 100 % of $112,209
Sunoco, Inc. Philadelphia, PA CAA, CWA, RCRA, EPCRA 1/29/00 9/21/00 NOD  100% of $262,600
HARSCO Corp. Mechanicsburg, PA EPCRA 313 7/01/99 8/31/00 NOD 100%
General Electric Company, Grove City, PA EPCRA TRI - reporting violations 7/8/99 6/30/00 NOD 100 % of $423,794
Dura-Bond Coating, Inc. Steelton, PA EPCRA TRI - reporting violations 8/4/99 6/30/00 NOD 100 % of $7,359
QDC Property Management TSCA lead disclosure rule violations 10/22/99 5/25/00 NOD 100 % of $584,000
P Street Associates, West Park Apartments, Washington, D. C. TSCA - lead disclosure rule violations 10/22/99 5/25/00 NOD 100 % of $584,000
Ashland Chemical, Philadelphia, TSCA - premanufacture notice violations 10/13/98 2/2/00 NOD 100% of $6,600
Clean Harbors, Baltimore, MD RCRA 3/19/99 3/13/00 CAFO 75% to $2,000
: Hickman, Williams & Company, 2 facilities in Wampum and Etna, PA EPCRA 304, 312, 325 11/12/97 3/30/00 NOD 100 %
 Dietrich's Milk Products, LLC, 2 facilities: Reading and Middlebury Center, PA EPCRA 313 11/24/99 3/30/00 NOD 100 % of $188,975
 Carbide Graphite Group, Inc., St. Mary's PA EPCRA 313 5/5/99 3/27/00 NOD 100 % of $55,000
Ashland Specialty Chemicals Company, Philadelphia, PA TSCA 10/13/98 2/2/00 NOD 100 % of $6,600

Rohm & Haas, Philadelphia, PA

FIFRA 2/14/97 11/18/99 CAFO 75% to $8,875
Rohm and Haas, Bristol, Pa. Multi-media 1/29/99 9/28/99 NOD 100% of  $390,500
Rotondo Precast, Teleford, Pa. EPCRA TRI 7/2/98 9/28/99 NOD 100% of  $17,000
Hercules, Inc., Wilmington, De. TSCA - premanufacture notice violations 6/10/98 6/30/99 NOD 100% of  $184,000
Perry Judd’s, Inc., Strasburg, Va. EPCRA TRI 12/15/98 6/30/99 NOD 100% of $92,164
Mining Safety Appliances, Pittsburgh, Pa. EPCRA 312 2/24/99 6/30/99 NOD 100% of  $22,500
Mining Safety Appliances, Sparks, Md. EPCRA 312 2/16/99 6/10/99 NOD 100%  of  $33,375
Precision National Plating Services, Clarks Summit, Pa. CAA part 63 1/16/98 6/3/99 CACO Reduced to $26,700 from 142,100
Sampson Coatings, Richmond, VA EPCRA 313 6/30/97 2/11/98 CACO 100% of $102,000
Alcatel Telecommunications, Roanoke, VA EPCRA 313 9/26/97 3/31/98 CACO 100% of $58,537
Ametek, Inc., Sellersville, PA EPCRA 11/13/97 4/30/98 CACO 100% of $211,145
Pete’s Refrigeration, Bluefield, WV CAA 7/5/97 1/20/98 CACO 75% to $4,250
Clearwater Co., Pittsburgh, PA, EPCRA 313 1/11/95 9/27/96 NON 100%
Acadia Polymers, Irongate, VA EPCRA 313 3/21/95 9/24/96 CACO 75% to $18,000
O’Neill Industries, Inc., Phila., PA EPCRA 313 11/8/94 8/23/96 NON 100%

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