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Metal Finisher in Seattle pays $24,000 to Settle Hazardous Waste Violations After Corrections are Made

Metal Finisher in Seattle pays $24,000 to Settle Hazardous Waste Violations After Corrections are Made

The Bullet:

A firm that applies rust-resistant coating to iron and steel has corrected past environmental violations, but will pay a $24,000 fine for having allowed the non-compliance to occur.  More…

Who:WA Dept of Ecology

Washington State Department of Ecology

  • Larry Altose, communications, 425-649-7009, @ecySeattle
  • Daylin Davidson, regional hazardous waste compliance unit leader, 426-649-7090

Ace Galvanizing Inc.

What:

Repeated violations included:

  • Not properly labeling dangerous waste containers.
  • Not keeping the containers closed.
  • Not dating containers to ensure disposal within a required 90-day limit for a Large Quantity Generator of dangerous waste.

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Ace Galvanizing has since cooperated with Ecology and come into compliance with the regulations.
Where:

Facility is located at:  429 South 96th St. Seattle, WA 98108

When:

Violations were found by Department of Ecology inspectors during four site visits in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

News Release – September 30, 2014

Why:

“Improper handling of dangerous wastes can expose workers, the public and the environment to safety and health hazards.”

How:

It appears that State of Washington Department of Ecology inspectors were patient with this facility and its past ownership.  But it finally determined that the threat to human health and the environment was not going to be addressed without a formal enforcement action.

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Conclusion:
HazMat Employee & RCRA Training

Good training can prevent fines and ensure compliance with all Federal and State regulations.

My RCRA training does more than just meet the regulatory requirements at 40 CFR 265.16.  It will also answer your questions and shed a lot of light on the hazardous waste regulations of your state.  At the conclusion of my Onsite Training, all of your facility personnel will know what compliance means and will have the tools to obtain and maintain it.  Contact me for a free training consultation.