News Releases from Region 3
Fort Belvoir to pay civil penalty for environmental violations
Release Date: 09/14/2011
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-814-5543
PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 14 , 2011) The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency announced
today that U.S. Army Garrison in Fort Belvoir has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $33,076 and complete a project costing at least $310,000 to settle alleged violations of federal environmental laws. The Fort is located at 9820 Flagler Road, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
The settlement addresses storage and record-keeping violations related to hazardous waste, underground storage tanks, and clean air requirements.
EPA alleged that the Army installation:
- - did not comply with all of the measures required for proper management of hazardous waste;
- failed to have adequate release detection with respect to piping associated with underground storage tanks;
- operated an incinerator at temperatures below the minimum allowed; and
- failed to maintain adequate service records regarding appliances containing 50 or more pounds of ozone depleting refrigerants.
As part of the settlement, the Army did not admit liability for the alleged violations.