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2.2 Penalties

EPA regulators are authorized to fine non-compliances at a rate up to $37,500 per violation per day of occurrence. In general, EPA fines are much larger than any other federal agency.

Waste generators that fail to follow the EHS hazardous waste requirements are liable for the costs created by the disposal of their wastes, in addition to any regulatory fines that may be incurred.

For academic waste generators, the Provost’s Office has stated in a letter to campus that individual units will be responsible for paying fines associated with non-compliances in their areas.