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EPA ANNOUNCES RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACTIONS INVOLVING SAN DIEGO COMPANIES

EPA ANNOUNCES RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACTIONS INVOLVING SAN DIEGO COMPANIES
 SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has announced separate actions against two San Diego companies -- Autosplice Inc. and Southern California Plating Co. -- involving violations of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
 U.S. EPA issued a complaint against Autosplice's facility at 10121 Barnes Canyon Road for failing to file reports estimating its releases of copper to the environment during 1988 and 1989. A civil penalty of $34,000 was proposed by U.S. EPA, which discovered the alleged violations during a routine inspection.
 The company, a manufacturer of electrical connectors, has 20 days from receipt of the complaint to respond and to request a hearing.
 Separately, U.S. EPA announced that it signed a consent agreement with Southern California Plating settling its charges that the company failed to file reports estimating methyl ethyl ketone releases at its San Diego facility in 1987 and 1988. The maker of anodized aluminum parts agreed to pay a penalty of $6,000 and purchase environmentally beneficial equipment as specified in the agreement.
 EPCRA requires annual reports to U.S. EPA and the state from facilities with more than 10 employees that use or manufacture certain toxic chemicals over a specified threshold amount. The reports provide estimates of the amounts of each toxic chemical released to the environment or transferred to another facility.
 Further information on toxic release inventory reports may be obtained by calling U.S. EPA's toll-free Community Right-to- Know Hotline at (800) 535-0202, or by writing to the Toxic Release Inventory Program, U.S. EPA, Region 9, 75 Hawthorne St., Mail Code A-4-3, San Francisco, CA 94105.
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 /CONTACT: Bill Glenn of U.S. EPA, 415-744-1589/ CO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ST: California IN: SU:


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