Public Notice: 2016-05, In the matter of Thomas Electronics, Inc.

Summary

EPA is providing notice of a proposed administrative penalty assessment for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. EPA is also providing notice of opportunity to comment on the proposed penalty assessment.

Under 33 U.S.C. §1319(G), EPA is authorized to issue orders assessing civil penalties for various violations of the act. EPA may issue such orders after the commencement of a Class I or Class II penalty proceeding. EPA provides public notice of the proposed assessment pursuant to 33 U.S.C. §1319(G)(4)(A).

Administrative civil penalty proceedings are conducted under EPA's “consolidated rules of practice governing the administrative assessment of civil penalties, issuance of compliance or corrective action orders and the revocation, termination or suspension of permits”, 40 CFR part 22. The procedures through which the public may submit written comment on a proposed administrative penalty action or participate in a Class I proceeding, and the procedures by which a respondent may request a hearing, are set forth in the consolidated rules. The deadline for submitting public comment on this administrative penalty proceeding is thirty (30) days after issuance of public notice.

On the date identified below, EPA commenced the Following administrative action for the assessment of Administrative civil penalties: in the matter of Thomas Electronics, Inc., 208 Davis Parkway, Clyde, New York, 14433, Docket no. Cwa-02-2016-3401; filed on October 19, 2015 with regional Hearing clerk Karen Maples, U.S. EPA, region 2, 290 Broadway, 16 floor, New York, New York 10007 (212) 637-3247; Proposed penalty: $85,369, for failure to comply with reporting Requirements as required by the 40 CFR Part 403.12 (E) general Pretreatment regulations since June 2011 and for failure to Comply with the electrical and electronic components – Cathode ray tube pretreatment standards for lead, fluoride And zinc since august 2010.

Program/Statute: Clean Water Act (CWA)

Applicant/Respondent(s): Thomas Electronics, Inc., 208 Davis Parkway Clyde, NY  14433

Proposed action: Notice of Proposed Administrative Penalty Assessment and Opportunity to
comment

Permit or application number: N/A

Docket ID: CWA-02-2016-3401

Proposed Penalty: $85,369

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