EPA and Macy’s reach settlement
The United States Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) and Macy’s Retail Holdings, Inc., have agreed
to a settlement over hazardous waste management
violations at Macy’s stores in Albany and Garden
City, New York. The EPA alleged in 2007 that Macy’s
failed to properly identify and handle spent fluorescent
and other types of light bulbs at the two stores.
Macy’s has agreed to pay a $49,725 penalty and to
voluntarily ensure that its approximately 75 stores
throughout New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico
remain in compliance with the requirements for the
handling of spent light bulbs.
EPA issued a complaint to Macy’s in December 2007,
citing the company for violations of authorized
New York State hazardous waste regulations at two
stores, Crossgates Mall in Albany and Roosevelt
Field in Garden City.