Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has paid a $21,000 fine to the EPA for a series of hazardous waste management violations in 2010 and 2011.
According to EPA enforcement and compliance officer Xiangyu Chu, the violations included: failure to conduct weekly inspections of hazardous waste facilities and containers for leakage or deterioration; failure to ensure staff participated in annual hazardous waste management training; and failure to submit a hazardous waste tracking report.
She says JBER’s settlement with the EPA addresses each of those issues:.
“They have agreed to ensure that the weekly inspections are performed and they also provided documentation which certified that their staff are up-to-date on their hazardous waste training, as well as they submitted the hazardous waste tracking report that was missing from the inspection,” Chu said.
The facility cited in the violations generates and stores hazardous waste from vehicles, aircraft and other facility maintenance.