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Philadelphia Environmental Compliance Lawyers Discuss Penalties for Air Quality Violations - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has assessed a $1.7 million penalty against PQ Corporation, located in Chester, Delaware County, for air quality violations. The penalty covers violations that span from August 2011 to June 2013. The penalty comes on the heels of a prior agreement PQ made with DEP in 2009 to equip its facility with Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) to demonstrate compliance with its air quality permits. Pursuant to the 2009 agreement, PQ equipped its sodium silicate furnace with a CEMS to track emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and opacity. A CEMS is a combination of hardware and software components. It is used to continuously monitor and record values for compliance with various factors, including emissions standards (for example compliance with carbon dioxide output limits), informational reporting requirements (e.g. to ensure data is continuously available), or operational criterion (e.g. temperature or

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Philadelphia Environmental Compliance Lawyers Discuss Penalties for Air Quality Violations - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has assessed a $1.7 million penalty against PQ Corporation, located in Chester, Delaware County, for air quality violations. The penalty covers violations that span from August 2011 to June 2013. The penalty comes on the heels of a prior agreement PQ made with DEP in 2009 to equip its facility with Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) to demonstrate compliance with its air quality permits. Pursuant to the 2009 agreement, PQ equipped its sodium silicate furnace with a CEMS to track emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and opacity. A CEMS is a combination of hardware and software components. It is used to continuously monitor and record values for compliance with various factors, including emissions standards (for example compliance with carbon dioxide output limits), informational reporting requirements (e.g. to ensure data is continuously available), or operational criterion (e.g. temperature or

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Philadelphia Environmental Compliance Lawyers Discuss Penalties for Air Quality Violations - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has assessed a $1.7 million penalty against PQ Corporation, located in Chester, Delaware County, for air quality violations. The penalty covers violations that span from August 2011 to June 2013. The penalty comes on the heels of a prior agreement PQ made with DEP in 2009 to equip its facility with Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) to demonstrate compliance with its air quality permits. Pursuant to the 2009 agreement, PQ equipped its sodium silicate furnace with a CEMS to track emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and opacity. A CEMS is a combination of hardware and software components. It is used to continuously monitor and record values for compliance with various factors, including emissions standards (for example compliance with carbon dioxide output limits), informational reporting requirements (e.g. to ensure data is continuously available), or operational criterion (e.g. temperature or

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Philadelphia Environmental Compliance Lawyers Discuss Penalties for Air Quality Violations - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has assessed a $1.7 million penalty against PQ Corporation, located in Chester, Delaware County, for air quality violations. The penalty covers violations that span from August 2011 to June 2013. The penalty comes on the heels of a prior agreement PQ made with DEP in 2009 to equip its facility with Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) to demonstrate compliance with its air quality permits. Pursuant to the 2009 agreement, PQ equipped its sodium silicate furnace with a CEMS to track emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and opacity. A CEMS is a combination of hardware and software components. It is used to continuously monitor and record values for compliance with various factors, including emissions standards (for example compliance with carbon dioxide output limits), informational reporting requirements (e.g. to ensure data is continuously available), or operational criterion (e.g. temperature or

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Philadelphia Health Care Lawyers: Delayed Implementation of Affordable Care Act Cadillac Tax - Implementation of a tax provision within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 42 U.S.C. § 18001 et seq. (ACA), has been delayed until 2020 so that Congress has more time to consider it. The tax, often referred to as the “Cadillac tax,” is an element of the health care law that forces companies to pay a sizeable tax for employer health care plans that are deemed expensive. This change, which was signed into law at the end of 2015, delays implementation of the Cadillac tax for two years, from 2018 to 2010, and also suspends the ACA medical device tax for two years, and delays an ACA tax on all private health insurance plans for another year. The Obama Administration’s stated purpose of the Cadillac tax is to lower health care prices over time by creating a disincentive for high-priced health insurance policies. This provision places a 40 percent tax on every dollar of a health insurance plan that is over the inflation-adjusted price threshold in order to cause insuranc

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Philadelphia Health Care Lawyers: Delayed Implementation of Affordable Care Act Cadillac Tax - Implementation of a tax provision within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 42 U.S.C. § 18001 et seq. (ACA), has been delayed until 2020 so that Congress has more time to consider it. The tax, often referred to as the “Cadillac tax,” is an element of the health care law that forces companies to pay a sizeable tax for employer health care plans that are deemed expensive. This change, which was signed into law at the end of 2015, delays implementation of the Cadillac tax for two years, from 2018 to 2010, and also suspends the ACA medical device tax for two years, and delays an ACA tax on all private health insurance plans for another year. The Obama Administration’s stated purpose of the Cadillac tax is to lower health care prices over time by creating a disincentive for high-priced health insurance policies. This provision places a 40 percent tax on every dollar of a health insurance plan that is over the inflation-adjusted price threshold in order to cause insuranc

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Massachusetts Environmental Compliance Lawyers Discuss Lab Company’s Failure to Comply with MassDEP Settlement Terms - A commercial-scale environmental testing laboratory based in Marlborough, Massachusetts has been fined $100,000 for violating the terms of a prior settlement that required it to obtain state permits and control hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions. In May of 2014, Accutest Laboratories of New England, Inc. (Accutest) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) entered into a consent judgment under which Accutest agreed to pay a fine of $350,000 for failing to obtain the required state permits before emitting HAPs into the atmosphere in violation of Massachusetts’ hazardous waste and air pollution laws. Specifically, MassDEP found that Accutest had violated the Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Management Act (HWMA), MA Gen L ch 21C § 1 et seq., and its implementing regulations by underreporting the amount of hazardous waste it was emitting and failing to obtain permits for such emissions. Under the consent judgment, Accutest agreed to obtain a new air qual

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Massachusetts Environmental Compliance Lawyers Discuss Lab Company’s Failure to Comply with MassDEP Settlement Terms - A commercial-scale environmental testing laboratory based in Marlborough, Massachusetts has been fined $100,000 for violating the terms of a prior settlement that required it to obtain state permits and control hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions. In May of 2014, Accutest Laboratories of New England, Inc. (Accutest) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) entered into a consent judgment under which Accutest agreed to pay a fine of $350,000 for failing to obtain the required state permits before emitting HAPs into the atmosphere in violation of Massachusetts’ hazardous waste and air pollution laws. Specifically, MassDEP found that Accutest had violated the Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Management Act (HWMA), MA Gen L ch 21C § 1 et seq., and its implementing regulations by underreporting the amount of hazardous waste it was emitting and failing to obtain permits for such emissions. Under the consent judgment, Accutest agreed to obtain a new air qual
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