(Boston, Mass. - October 11, 2011)  Mayhew Steel & hellip;

(Boston, Mass. - October 11, 2011)  Mayhew Steel Products, a tool manufacturer in Shelburne Falls, Mass., has agreed to pay penalties totaling $227,500 to settle two separate claims by EPA that it violated the federal Clean Water Act

(Boston, Mass. - October 11, 2011)  Mayhew Steel…



According to EPA, Mayhew discharged wastewater to the Shelburne Falls sewer system containing more zinc and with a higher acidity than allowed by federal standards. EPA also alleged that Mayhew failed to meet its reporting requirements for discharges to a public sewer system, failed to obtain a permit for stormwater discharges to the Deerfield River, and failed to develop a plan intended to prevent spilled oil from harming nearby waterways. 

Mayhew will pay $157,500 for the pretreatment violations and $70,000 for violating stormwater and oil spill (SPCC) regulations.

More information:

EPA enforcement of Clean Water Act in New England (http://epa.gov/region1/enforcement/water/index.html)

EPA oil spill prevention requirements (http://www.epa.gov/ne/superfund/er/oilstor.htm)

EPA Storm Water Permits in New England (http://www.epa.gov/region1/npdes/stormwater)

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