Essroc agrees to pay fine on reporting violations, USA

Essroc agrees to pay fine on reporting violations, USA
Published: 23 February 2012


Essroc Cement Corporation has agreed to pay a US$82,000 fine for alleged violations. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) imposed the fine to settle alleged violations of toxic chemical reporting requirements at Essroc’s plant in Nazareth, PA.

According to the EPA, a June 2011 inspection revealed that Essroc did not submit annual reports for lead for three years (2006-08) when the company processed lead in amounts exceeding 130,000lbs annually.

The EPA highlighted that the settlement involved alleged reporting violations – not unlawful releases of toxic chemicals.

As part of the settlement, Essroc does not admit liability for the alleged violations, but has certified compliance with applicable Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act requirements.