Compliance with Environmental Laws Helps Protect Air, Water & Land in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington Communities


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 10 completed 38 environmental compliance and enforcement actions in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington from January 1, 2016 through March 31, 2016. Companies in Madras and Warm Springs fined for violating underground storage tank rules and allowing permit to expire.

Violations of environmental laws put public health and the environment at risk. EPA enforces federal environmental laws to protect communities and to keep our air, land, and water healthy. These compliance and enforcement efforts also level the playing field by deterring violators who might otherwise have an unfair business advantage over environmentally compliant facilities and businesses.

EPA Region 10 completed the following environmental enforcement actions from January 1 through March 31, 2016:

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For more information on the environmental rules and regulations in these enforcement cases, please visit:

CAA – Clean Air Act
CERCLA – Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act
CWA – Clean Water Act
EPCRA – Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
FARR – Federal Air Rules for Indian Reservations (CAA)
FIFRA – Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
PCBs – Polychlorinated Biphenyls (TSCA)
RMP- Risk Management Program (CAA)
RCRA – Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
SDWA – Safe Drinking Water Act
SPCC – Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Rules (CWA)
UST – Underground Storage Tank (RCRA)
TRI – Toxics Release Inventory (EPCRA)
TSCA– Toxic Substances Control Act

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