Tempe Paint Plant Fined For Waste Violations

All Pro Industrial will pay $40,000 for a variety of violations, including?open hazardous waste containers and lack of permits.

PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities say a Tempe paint production plant has agreed to pay a $40,000 penalty for hazardous waste violations.

The Arizona Attorney General's Office and state Department of Environmental Quality announced the agreement Wednesday with All Pro Industrial.

During inspections by ADEQ in early 2008, compliance officers say they observed a number of violations at theplant. Among the violations were open hazardous waste containers, failure to store hazardous waste containers at least 50 feet from its property line, handling hazardous waste without a permit and failure to comply with emergency preparedness requirements and list emergency coordinators.

All Pro also was cited for failure to maintain adequate aisle space between containers, failure to document proper inspections and mark and date hazardous waste containers and failure to comply with personnel training requirements.