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EPA cites Doboy for hazardous waste violations; proposes $189,372 penalty

Release Date: 7/7/2005
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CONTACT: Kären Thompson, (312) 353-8547

For Immediate Release
No. 05-OPA113

CHICAGO (July 7, 2005) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has filed a complaint against Doboy Inc. of New Richmond, Wis., for an alleged violation of hazardous waste regulations. A $189,372 penalty is proposed.

The company failed to determine, from 2000 to 2004, if waste filters from its wet-paint spray booth were hazardous. EPA inspected the Doboy machinery package-making facility, 869 S. Knowles Ave., in March 2004. Its manufacturing process produces paint wastes that require disposal in an EPA approved hazardous waste facility.

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, EPA controls hazardous waste from its production to final disposal. Doboy can request a hearing to discuss the charges.

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