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EPA settles with Anchorage Company for over $117,000 for waste handling violations

Release Date: 04/30/2007
Contact Information: Peter Magolske, (206) 553-2964, magolske.Peter@epa.gov or Tony Brown, (206) 553-1203, brown.anthony@epa.gov

(Anchorage, Alaska – April 30, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $117,600 settlement with Precision Power, LLC (a hazardous waste generator) for failure to properly manage hazardous waste at its facility located at 5801 Silverado Way, Anchorage, Alaska.

An inspection of the Precision Power facility and reviews of company records by EPA found the following violations of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA):

  • Storage of hazardous waste without a proper permit;
  • Transportation of hazardous waste without a shipment manifest;
  • Failure to properly label containers and above-ground tanks containing used oil;
  • Failure to retain copies of hazardous waste shipment manifests; and
  • Failure to timely submit required information to EPA.

According to Mike Bussell, EPA’s Director of the Office of Compliance and Enforcement in Seattle, the purpose of EPA’s RCRA program is to manage hazardous wastes from cradle to grave to ensure that the waste is handled in a manner that protects human health and the environment.

“Properly managing hazardous waste is absolutely critical to protecting both workers and the surrounding community and environment,” said Bussell. “Companies handling these wastes must comply with the law or face penalties.”

Precision Power, LLC has taken the necessary steps to avoid these kinds of violations in the future.

For additional information about hazardous waste and RCRA program, visit: http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/OWCM.NSF/webpage/Resource+Conservation+and+Recovery+Act+(RCRA)+Subtitle+C:+Managing+Hazardous+Waste+from+Cradle+to+Grave?OpenDocument

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