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Montgomery County, Pa. Company Settles Hazardous Waste Violations at its Montgomeryville Facility
Release Date: 10/09/2009
Contact Information: Donna Heron 215-814-5113 / firstname.lastname@example.org
PHILADELPHIA (October 9, 2009) – Ulbrich Delta LLC has agreed to pay a $88,500 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at its facility located at 121 Domorah Drive, Montgomeryville, Pa.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cited Ulbrich Delta for violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the federal law governing the treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste. RCRA is designed to protect public health and the environment, and avoid costly cleanups, by requiring the safe, environmentally sound storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
Following a September 2008 inspection by EPA, and follow-up investigations, EPA cited Ulbrich Delta for RCRA violations involving hazardous waste stored at its facility, which produces and coats specialty wire.
The alleged violations included operating a hazardous waste storage facility without a permit, failure to keep containers closed when not adding or removing waste, failure to conduct weekly inspections, failure to adequately train all facility personnel involved in the management of hazardous waste, and failure to store containers of hazardous waste in a proper configuration with aisle spacing to allow for inspections and emergency response.
The alleged violations involve storage and recordkeeping violations, and not discharges of hazardous waste. The settlement penalty reflects the company’s compliance efforts, and its cooperation with EPA in the investigation and resolution of this matter.
As part of the settlement, Ulbrich Delta has neither admitted nor denied liability for the alleged violations, but has certified its compliance with applicable RCRA requirements.
For more information about hazardous waste and RCRA, visit https://www.epa.gov/epawaste/index.htm.