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September 2007

EPA settles with Trilla Steel Drum on hazardous waste violations

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 has reached an agreement with Trilla Steel Drum Corp. located in Chicago, on alleged violations of federal hazardous waste regulations. The company will pay a $101,627 penalty.

Trilla manufactures stainless steel drums. In the process it generates waste paint, which is temporarily stored for later transport, treatment and disposal elsewhere. The company was cited for violating the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requirements for managing hazardous waste.

Specifically, EPA cited Trilla for unauthorized treatment of hazardous waste, failure to determine if the waste was hazardous and failure to keep containers closed. The company also allegedly failed to institute a contingency plan, train personnel and keep records.