PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

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

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Paint Plant to Pay $40K Waste Fine

Friday, October 14, 2011

More items for Environmental Controls

Comment | More

An Arizona industrial paint producer has agreed to pay a $40,000 state penalty for hazardous waste violations unresolved since 2008.

All Pro Industrial (also known as AP Industrial), of Tempe, admitted no wrongdoing in the tentative settlement agreement with the Arizona Attorney General and Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).

 AP Industrial

 AP Industrial

AP has “stepped up and improved the way it does business” since 2008, one official said.

The company did not respond this week to a request for comment. The 11-count settlement agreement, reduced from an initial $110,290 penalty, still requires court approval.

The All Pro plant formulates paint and powder-coat products and finishes parts for aerospace and commercial customers. It has an overlay and powder-coating operation and multiple metal parts surface treatment operations.

‘Serious Violations’

The case dates to 2008, when ADEQ cited All Pro for “a number of serious violations that potentially affected its workers and the surrounding environment,” said agency director Henry Darwin.

During two inspections in February and March of 2008, ADEQ compliance officers observed a number of violations, including:

• Handling hazardous waste without a permit;

• Having open, unmarked and undated containers of chromium-based paint waste, solvent waste, acetone and other wastes;

• Failure to store 55-gallon containers (45 drums on one inspection; five on the other) of hazardous liquid waste at least 50 feet from its property line;

• Failure to comply with emergency-preparedness requirements and list emergency coordinators;

• Treating, storing or disposing of hazardous waste (including solvent-based paint and spent paint booth filters) without a permit;

• Failure to maintain adequate aisle space between containers (40 containers would have been inaccessible in the event of an emergency, documents say);

• Failure to document proper inspections; and

• Failure to comply with personnel training requirements.

Large Quantity Generator

The company generates more than 1,000kg of hazardous waste a month, qualifying it as a Large Quantity Generator, according to court documents.

ADEQ issued All Pro a notice of violation in June 2008 and referred the case to the Attorney General’s office for assessment of civil penalties, which, under Arizona law, could range up to $25,000 a day.

“Arizona companies must comply with the requirements that guide hazardous waste handling and disposal,” said Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne.

Authorities later agreed to the reduced penalty, saying the company had documented limited ability to pay.

In addition, Darwin said, “The company has stepped up and improved the way it does business.”

   

Tagged categories: Hazardous waste; Laws and litigation; Lawsuits; Paint disposal; Powder coatings; Solvents; Violations

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

DeHumidification Technologies
HUMIDITY PROBLEMS?

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


Abrasives Inc.
See the difference immediately Black Magic®

Quality blast abrasive goes farther. Use Black Magic® The Tough Stuff coal slag. Cleaner, consistent, less dust. Order yours today!
Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


Hempel (USA) Inc.
HEMPEL PROTECTIVE COATINGS

Efficient systems and high quality products to reduce your maintenance costs. Visit Hempel Protective for more information.


Safway Services
One Source. Every Solution.

The Safway Group is your source for multiservices. Painting, coating, insulation and more – all from the most trusted name in the industry.


Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Pipeline Utility Aerial crossings coated since 1992. Termarust's (HR CSA) was used to overcoat lead paint and preserve cables, pipes and support towers.


Greener Blast Technologies
Reinventing the Blasting Industry

Greener Blast Technology, Inc. manufactures the most effective slurry blasting system available on the market to date.


Mohawk Garnet
Enska by Mohawk Garnet™

A safe, efficient and economical abrasive alternative to slag and sand products. More information
at 1.866.642.7638 or info@mohawkgarnet.com Email for follow up – mheilimo@mohawkgarnet.com

 
 
 
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