PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Free Download of

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Vista Paint Corp. Settles Waste Suit for $1+M

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Comment | More

Vista Paint Corp. has agreed to pay $1 million to six District Attorney’s Offices in California to settle a lawsuit charging illegal transportation and mismanagement of hazardous waste and materials.

Under a settlement signed Monday (Jan. 3) in the Superior Court of California in Orange County, where Vista is based, the company agreed to pay $1.075 million. The total includes $848,000 in civil penalties and the remainder in costs and supplemental environmental projects that will provide support for the future enforcement of California environmental law.

Prosecutors say Vista Paint improperly handled and transported hazardous waste, including paint thinners and solvents, unusable paint materials, and rags and absorbents used to clean up spills of hazardous materials. Vista Paint admits no fault or liability under the settlement.

Six Counties Affected

The settlement pertains to all Vista Paint retail stores in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Placer, and Stanislaus counties.
 
California’s Hazardous Waste Control Law requires hazardous waste to be properly handled and disposed of from the location where it was generated. The hazardous waste in this case was generated at Vista Paint retail locations and then illegally transported to a central facility in Fullerton, CA, without proper management or disposal of the waste as required by law, prosecutors said.
 
New Practices Ordered

The terms of the settlement require Vista Paint to properly label and store hazardous waste, train each employee at waste-generating facilities to identify hazardous waste, register each Vista Paint retail store that generates hazardous waste with the Department of Toxic Substances Control, and allow for the tracking of hazardous waste shipments.
 
Vista Paint did not immediately respond to a request for comment. However, company president Eddie Fischer told The Associated Press that there had been no environmental damage in the case and that the company had changed its procedures to comply with all laws.

According to its website, Vista was founded in 1956 in Stanton, CA, and now operates 48 retail locations. The company’s products include architectural, traffic, industrial and commercial paints and coatings for metal, masonry and other substrates.

   

Tagged categories: Architectural coatings; Health and safety; Laws and litigation; Masonry; Metal coatings

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead
standards.


CS Unitec
Peening Preparation Tools

CS Unitec’s hand-held scarifiers are an ideal alternative to small-area shot blasting for cleaning and preparing concrete & metal surfaces. info@csunitec.com


Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox - One Step
Lead Abatement

Don't waste $$ on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
Let your painters paint!


Thermion Inc
Buy Back Program

We are offering $5,000
credit for your old Model
This drive system is
being discontinued by
the manufacturer.
More information at
thermioninc.com
877.884.3428


Atlantic Design, Inc.
OUR QUALITY & YOUR TIME.

Many service issues can be easily solved over the phone. When you do need parts, ADI has most in stock for all your blasting needs. 866.Call.ADI


DeHumidification Technologies
HUMIDITY PROBLEMS?

DH Tech has the most innovative and reliable equipment available to
control humidity efficiently
and effectively.
IT'S UNDER CONTROL!


Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Hydro Utility Penstock Overcoated in 1997. Was power washed and overcoated with major cost saving. No environmental impact with Termarust's low LC50 of 41,007 ppm.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com