PHILADELPHIA (September 16, 2008) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Neville Chemical Company settled hazardous waste violations at Neville’s resin manufacturing facility located at 2800 Neville Road, Pittsburgh, Pa.
EPA’s consent agreement alleges that Neville violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the federal law governing the treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste. RCRA is designed to protect public health and the environment, and avoid costly cleanups, by requiring the safe, environmentally sound storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
Following a September 2007 compliance inspection at the facility, EPA identified the following violations:
· operating a hazardous waste storage facility without a permit
· failing to comply with air emission standards for containers
· failing to comply with air emission standards for equipment leaks
· failing to properly manage a hazardous waste tank’s secondary containment system
· failing to minimize the possibility of hazardous waste releases at the facility
· failing to contain universal waste lamps properly
· failing to label or mark universal waste batteries and lamps.
Neville cooperated with EPA during the course of the investigation and has certified that it now is in compliance with all relevant provisions of RCRA. The settlement requires Neville to pay a $37,411 civil penalty.