EPA Fines on the Rise

Inflation is on the rise, and so are air, water, and waste fine amounts that the EPA can assess.

The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Improvements Act of 2015 made inflationary adjustments for environmental penalties the new reality for environmental compliance professionals.

The EPA can now tack on a few extra thousand bucks for violations:

Clear Air Act (CAA)

From $102,638 to $109,024

(all increases per day, per violation)

Clean Water Act (CWA)

From $56,640 to $59,973

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

$76,764 to $81,540

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

$59,017 to $62,689

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

$41,056 to $43,611

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

$59,017 to $62,689

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

$20,528 to $21,805

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