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Nine Calif. companies fined for failing to file hazardous waste reports

Release Date: 02/28/2006
Contact Information: Wendy L. Chavez, (415) 947-4248,

(San Francisco, Calif. - Feb. 28, 2006) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined nine California companies for not filing biennial hazardous waste reports with the agency.

As a result of these actions, the nine companies reported more than 290,000 pounds of hazardous waste to the EPA. In addition to filing their missing biennial hazardous waste reports, each company paid a fine of $2,200.

The biennial reports provide the EPA, the state and local communities with important information on what hazardous wastes are in their communities,” said Jeff Scott, director of the EPA’s Waste Management Division for the Pacific Southwest region. “We would like to see all companies meet the upcoming March 1 deadline rather than be subject to enforcement and fines for missing it.”

The federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requires companies that generate more than 2,200 pounds of hazardous waste or more than 2.2 pounds of acute hazardous waste – waste that even in very small amounts can cause severe health effects – a month to report to the EPA at least every two years the quantities, nature, and disposition of their hazardous wastes.

Approximately 2,500 companies file these reports in California. This year’s deadline for filing the biennial hazardous waste report is March 1.

The data is also used to evaluate the effect of regulations and policies on companies that generate hazardous waste. The reports also collect information about changes in waste volume and toxicity that can be used to measure the impact of the EPA’s efforts in the area of pollution prevention and waste minimization.

The companies that settled with the EPA are:

Triangle Digital
2125 Williams St.
San Leandro, Calif.

4281 Technology Dr.
Fremont, Calif.

National RV
3411 N. Perris Blvd
Perris, Calif.

Moore Printed Circuits
6750 Nancy Ridge Dr.
San Diego, Calif.

Gardena Specialized
16520 S. Figueroa St.
Gardena, Calif.

16721 Noyes Ave.
Irvine, Calif.

3132 Kashiwa St.
Torrance Calif.

25323 Rye Canyon Rd.
Valencia, Calif.

2230 S. Susan St.
Santa Ana, Calif.

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