Machine shop settles with EPA over waste violations

PHILADEPLHIA — The company will pay $100,000 and take corrective actions because of the issue.


PHILADEPLHIA — The owner and operator of Central Precision Inc., (CPI) a sheet metal and machine shop in Boonsboro, Md., has agreed to settle with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over alleged hazardous waste violations, according to a press release.

The company will pay $100,000 and take action to correct the issue, noted the release. EPA accused CPI and its owner, LAMM Holdings Inc. for abusing the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which governs the treatments, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.

The businesses were cited for improper hazardous waste storage at its facility, “including rinse water filtration sludge, waste paint and paint thinners associated with industrial processes,” shared the release. EPA inspected the site and made requests for information before claiming fault.

“Alleged violations included the failure to make required hazardous waste determinations; failure to comply with hazardous waste container management requirements; failure to conduct required weekly hazardous waste container storage area inspections; failure to comply with personnel training requirements; failure to prepare and maintain required hazardous waste training records; and failure to comply with contingency plan preparation and maintenance requirements,” detailed the release.

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