Allan Gerlat, News Editor

November 19, 2014

1 Min Read
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.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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