Mack Trucks Settles with EPA for Alleged Hazardous Waste Violations

Mack Trucks Settles with EPA for Alleged Hazardous Waste Violations

Mack Trucks Inc. has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and agreed to pay a $54,800 fine for alleged hazardous waste violations.

The EPA charged that the Greensboro, N.C.-based Mack violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) by improperly managing waste at its truck assembly plant in Macungie, Pa., according to a news release. The violations involved hazardous waste stored at the facility, including solvents and paint wastes.

Specifically, the violations included operating a hazardous waste storage facility without a permit or interim status; maintaining an open container of hazardous waste; failure to comply with regulations on hazardous waste marking and record-keeping; failure to comply with contingency planning safeguards; failure to provide hazardous waste training to employees; failure to maintain documents and records for hazardous waste training; failure to comply with contingency plan requirements; and failure to maintain a tank certification.

The settlement penalty reflects the company’s compliance efforts and its cooperation with the EPA to resolve the issues.

 

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