clean air compliance News

  • Clean air and air permitting milestones

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that all ‘flexible permit’ companies in Texas have agreed to apply for approved air permits, helping to achieve clean air in the state and providing for regulatory certainty. In September 2010, EPA notified all of the 136 ‘flexible permit’ companies that they needed to seek Clean Air Act compliant permits ...

  • Mercury Freedom System demonstrating compliance with clean air mercury rule performance criteria

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announced today that it shipped more than 325 Thermo Scientific Mercury Freedom Systems™ , with 85 of those systems now installed and operational. Twenty five of the installed mercury emissions monitoring systems have been successfully tested in accordance with theClean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) performance criteria including ...

  • Tractor Supply Company Agrees to Implement Company-Wide Compliance Program to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a settlement with Tractor Supply Company Inc. and Tractor Supply Company of Texas L.P., that resolves allegations that the companies imported and sold more than 28,000 all-terrain vehicles, off-highway motorcycles and engines that did not comply with federal Clean Air Act certification and emission ...

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...

  • Particulates, Smog Targeted in European Clean Air Strategy

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22, 2005 (ENS) - The European Commission Wednesday proposed a formal strategy for achieving improvements in air quality across Europe. The thematic strategy on air pollution aims by 2020 to cut the annual number of premature deaths from diseases related to air pollution by almost 40 percent from the 2000 level and to reduce the area of forests damaged by airborne ...

  • EPA proposes new clean air standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed nationwide clean air standards to address a range of hazardous air pollutants discharged from industrial, commercial and institutional boilers, process heaters, and solid waste incinerators. EPA estimates the standards would prevent between 2,000 and 5,000 premature deaths and about 36,000 asthma attacks each year. "EPA"s proposal ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • New Clean Air Techniques for Carbon Fiber Processes

    As a material, carbon fiber has fundamentally changed many of the products we use every day, making them lighter, stronger and more durable. The manufacturing process is typically unique to each supplier and it can be as complex as the fiber molecules themselves. Equally as challenging are the air pollution control systems used on the production equipment. This year, two institutions on opposite ...

  • Largest Clean Air Settlement in U.S. History

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 9, 2007 (ENS) - One of the nation's largest electric utilities has agreed to spend $4.6 billion to reduce harmful air emissions from 16 coal-fired power plants, ending an eight year legal battle over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. Federal officials called the agreement with American Electric Power, AEP, the largest environmental settlement in U.S. ...

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • U.S. EPA makes available data on compliance with hazardous waste, air regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new information on EPA and state enforcement of hazardous waste and air regulations.  In addition, the EPA posted data that allows the public, for the first time, to compare toxic releases with compliance data from facilities.  This is part of EPA’s ongoing commitment to increase transparency and promote the public’s right to know by ...

  • Tesoro to pay $1.1 million to resolve Clean Air Act violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Tesoro Corporation, Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC, and Tesoro Alaska Company have agreed to pay a $1.1 million penalty to resolve claims that Tesoro failed to comply with requirements under the Clean Air Act at four of its refining facilities that produce conventional gasoline. In its complaint, EPA alleged that Tesoro failed ...

  • ExxonMobil to pay US$6.1m penalty for violating clean air agreement

    ExxonMobil has agreed to pay nearly $6.1 million in civil penalties for violating the terms of a 2005 court-approved Clean Air Act agreement, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The 2005 settlement already required ExxonMobil to pay a $7.7 million civil penalty, perform an additional $6.7 million in supplemental environmental projects in ...

  • EPA proposes changes to clean air act standards for boilers and incinerators

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing changes to Clean Air Act standards for boilers and certain incinerators based on analysis, review and consideration of data and input from states, environmental groups, industry, lawmakers and the public. The proposed reconsideration targets public health protection through significant reductions in toxic air pollutants, including ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • US announces clean air act settlement with Wisconsin utility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC) that will cover the utility’s three power plants in Alma and Genoa, Wis. DPC has agreed to invest approximately $150 million in pollution control technology that will protect public health and resolve violations of the CAA. ...

  • Emerald Kalama Chemical Resolves Clean Air Violations, Repair Lapses

    Emerald Kalama Chemical has agreed to resolve inadequate leak detection and repair practices that violated federal clean air laws at its facility in Kalama, Washington, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company produces food preservatives and flavoring, anti-microbials, fragrances, and plastic products. “Leak detection and repair of industrial ...

  • Cheshire, Connecticut company to pay fine for clean air and chemical reporting violations

    A Cheshire, Conn., company that makes metal parts for the aerospace industry has agreed to pay a penalty of $105,240 to settle claims by EPA that the company violated federal Clean Air Act requirements meant to prevent chemical releases as well as federal community right-to-know laws. According to EPA, Consolidated Industries Inc. violated the federal Emergency Planning and Community ...

  • St. Croix Fossil Fuel Power Plant to Comply with Clean Air Act

    Under a legal agreement announced today by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (VIWAPA) will come into compliance with air pollution control requirements in the federal Clean Air Act at its Estate Richmond Generating Facility on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. These air pollution controls will reduce emissions of ...

  • Cement manufacturer to pay $1.4 Million for clean air act violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today that Cemex, Inc., one of the largest producers of Portland cement in the United States, has agreed to pay a $1.4 million penalty for Clean Air Act violations at its cement plant in Fairborn, Ohio. In addition to the penalty, Cemex will spend an estimated $2 million on pollution controls that will reduce ...

  • Wyoming and Kansas refiners agree to settle clean air act violations

    Two petroleum refiners have agreed in separate settlements to spend a total of more than US$141 million in new air pollution controls at three refineries in Kansas and Wyoming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Justice Department announced today. The settlements are expected to reduce harmful emissions by 7,000 tons per year.  Frontier Refining and Frontier El Dorado ...

  • Dupont and Lucite international agree to pay $2m for clean air violations

    DuPont and Lucite International Inc. have agreed to pay a $2 million civil penalty to settle Clean Air Act violations at a sulfuric acid plant in Belle, W. Va., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Justice Department, and the state of West Virginia announced today.    The sulfuric acid plant is located on a 100-acre chemical manufacturing complex along the Kanawha ...

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