The Maine fisherman was snared by Operation Broken Glass, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service investigation.
The app allows DEP staffers to conduct electronic inspections of all surface activities at oil and gas sites, including erosion and sedimentation, waterways encroachment, waste management, and spill cleanup.
The convictions followed investigations by Fisheries and Oceans Canada fishery officers. More than $23,000 in fines were issued in connection with the cases.
"The final rule updates 33-year old regulations and establishes clear requirements for responsible surface coal mining that will protect 6,000 miles of streams and 52,000 acres of forests over the next two decades," according to the agency.
"For the first time in a generation, we are able to restrict chemicals already in commerce that pose risks to public health and the environment," said Jim Jones, assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.
The program now includes the confidential collection of equipment failure data.
The companies acknowledged Coast Guard examiners took oil samples from the oil/water separator's overboard discharge valve and from the vessel's sludge tank and the samples from the two locations matched. Under U.S. and international law, sludge is never to be discharged through an oil/water separator, EPA reported.
"The repackaging, sale, and distribution of unregistered and misbranded pesticides is illegal and puts people and the environment at risk," said Anne Heard, acting regional administrator for the Southeast. "Users rely on accurate, up-to-date information about ingredients, directions for use, hazards, and safety precautions. This settlement sends a strong message to pesticide companies to maintain compliance with all federal environmental laws."
The Washington State Department of Ecology's public comment period is open through Sept. 20.
The measures Consol Energy and related companies have agreed to will continue to reduce total dissolved solids in mining waters discharged to streams; EPA estimates implementation of the consent decree by Consol will eliminate more than 2.5 million pounds of pollutants in the form of TDS.
The company's consent decree with EPA and DOJ includes civil penalties under the Clean Water Act of $61 million relating to the Line 6B release and $1 million related to the Line 6A release, both payable within 30 days of the effective date of the decree.
"The rise of environmental crime across the world is deeply troubling. The vast sums of money generated from these despicable crimes are fueling insecurity and keeping highly sophisticated international criminal gangs in business," UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said. "It is essential the world acts now to combat this growing menace before it is too late."
"The well control rule is a vital part of our extensive reform agenda to strengthen, update, and modernize our offshore energy program using lessons learned from Deepwater Horizon," Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said.
Contractors have until April 18 to submit proposals to perform an independent risk analysis and an independent alternatives analysis related to the Enbridge 5 pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac.
The debate already has begun about whether the movie cynically exploits the families of the workers who died or portrays them and the catastrophe honestly.
Strata applied to the NRC in early 2015 for approval to build and operate additional uranium recovery wells in the Kendrick expansion area, which covers about 7,800 acres adjacent to the facility, which is located 27 miles northeast of Gillette, Wyo.
EPA reported it is expanding its initiative focused on reducing toxic air pollution by adding large storage tanks and hazardous waste facilities to its work to address public health threats.
In 2013, Clorox attached misleading labels on their pesticide products on more than 600 occasions. The company reached a $250,000 settlement with EPA earlier this week.
Energy Resource Technology GOM, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston-based Talos Energy LLC, has been charged with two felony counts of violating the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and two felony counts of violating the Clean Water Act related to its offshore oil production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.
L&I assessed one willful violation and the maximum $70,000 fine for knowingly and intentionally not following safe work practices for the control of hazards when shutting down the flare, as well as a serious violation and $7,000 fine for giving workers the incorrect procedure for shutting down the flare.