US EPA Announces $1.4 Million Civil Penalty Against Chemical Company for TSCA Violations

    View Authors February 2012

    In an action that will likely be a wake-up call to chemical manufacturers and importers, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on February 7 that Dover Chemical Corporation has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The penalty underscores US EPA’s announced intent to use its existing TSCA authorities more aggressively and bring financially significant enforcement actions for violations of the statute.

    Our publication examines US EPA’s action and offers insights for chemical companies to ensure that the information they provide to US EPA about the chemicals they manufacture or import is complete and up to date.