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U.S. EPA settles with Senior Aerospace SSP for $39,800

Release Date: 09/27/2007
Contact Information: Marc Mowrey, (415) 972-3324

SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined a Burbank, Calif.-based aerospace components manufacturer $39, 800 for its alleged failure to submit timely annual reports about its toxic chemical release of nitric acid, chromium and lead, in violation of a federal community right-to-know law.

“Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act reports provide communities with valuable information about the chemicals being released into their environment,” said Nathan Lau, associate director of the Communities and Ecosystems Division in EPA’s Pacific Southwest region. “This information is critical to protecting public health and the environment.”

Senior Aerospace SSP, located at 2980 San Fernando Blvd., manufactures metallic & non-metallic systems & components used for military, commercial aircraft, and missile applications. The deadline to submit the annual reports for calendar year 2005 was July 1, 2006.

Congress enacted the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act in 1986 to help local communities protect public health, safety and the environment from chemical hazards. The law requires companies using any of 650 listed toxic chemicals over certain thresholds to report their annual chemical releases to the EPA. The information is then compiled into a national database that is accessible to local emergency planning personnel and the general public.

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