Hazardous Waste Enforcement Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment

Source: Hazardous Waste Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment - Division of Environmental Quality and Pulaski County Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Blender/Distributor Enter into Consent Administrative Order | Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment - Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) and Ecotech Enterprises, Inc. (“EEI”) entered into a September 15th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations of Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission (“APC&EC”) Regulation No. 23 (Hazardous Waste Regulations). See LIS No. 21-091. EEI is stated to blend, package, manufacture and distribute wastewater treatment chemicals and products for use in industrial and municipal potable water and wastewater treatment facilities at a facility in Pulaski County, Arkansas. DEQ conducted a Complaint Investigation at the EEI facility on July 18, 2018. The CAO provides that DEQ noted several containers of waste that could not be identified by facility personnel. Further, wastewaters generated at the facility were stated to be collected in a 2,870-gallon Equalization Tank (“EQ Tank”), then pumped into 275-gallon containers and transported to a POTW for disposal. The wastewater was stated to not be analyzed prior to shipment off-site. DEQ is stated to have conducted an unannounced sampling event in conjunction with a Compliance Evaluation Inspection (“CEI”) on August 29, 2018, to document potential unidentified hazardous waste streams. The CAO provides that based on the findings of the August 29, 2018, CEI, the following APC&EC alleged violations were identified: Failure to make waste determinations on waste streams located through the facility Failure to make a hazardous waste determination on a referenced waste stream Failure to use manifests in certain instances Failure to obtain an EPA identification number prior to transporting hazardous waste Failure to properly label or mark containers and tanks Failure to mark containers with an accumulation start date Failure to keep [...]