U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $11,804,942 in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding to partners throughout California. The DERA program is administered by the EPA’s West Coast Collaborative, a clean air partnership that leverages public and private funds to reduce emissions from the most polluting diesel …continue reading

As we celebrate 2020 Pollution Prevention (P2) week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing five California companies as Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners. Nationally, they are among 18 winners across 10 states and the District of Columbia for achievement in the design, manufacture, selection, and …continue reading

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with GReddy Performance Products, Inc., a motor vehicle parts manufacturer and distributor, for violating the Clean Air Act. EPA alleges the company manufactured and sold auto aftermarket parts known as defeat devices, which bypass or render inoperative required emissions control systems. …continue reading

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered OCCS, Inc., located in Stanton, California, to stop selling Sanitizer/Quat Solution Ready to Use and Quat Solution Ready to Use Cleaner, both unregistered antimicrobial disinfectants being distributed and sold in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. The makers of …continue reading

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a settlement with Airtech International, Inc. over Clean Water Act violations at its facility in Huntington Beach. Airtech International is a large-scale manufacturer of materials used in the aerospace, automotive, marine, and wind energy industries. The agreement requires the company to pay …continue reading

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced settlements with two automotive parts manufacturers for violations of the Clean Air Act. The companies manufactured or sold aftermarket auto parts that bypass or disable required emissions control systems, otherwise known as defeat devices. The two companies will pay $15,000 in penalties. “Emissions …continue reading

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached a settlement for civil penalties with U.S. Lubricants Inc. for Clean Water Act violations. Under the agreement, U.S. Lubricants will pay a $196,314 penalty. EPA recently entered into a separate agreement with the company to take steps to reduce the risk of oil …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), leading a multistate coalition, filed comments demanding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdraw its proposed rule delaying by four years implementation of a critical regulation that would reduce emissions from landfills. Landfills are the third-largest source …continue reading