[ADEQ Media] ADEQ Director Owens and Attorney General Goddard Announce $25, 000 Penalty against Jet Products for Hazardous Waste Violations
Mon Oct 29 13:52:33 MST 2007
ADEQ Director Owens and Attorney General Goddard Announce $25,000
Penalty against Jet Products for Hazardous Waste Violations
PHOENIX (Oct. 29, 2007) -- ADEQ Director Steve Owens and Attorney
General Terry Goddard announced today that Jet Products Company will pay
a $25,000 civil penalty for violations of Arizona's Hazardous Waste
In February 2006, ADEQ cited Jet Products for 17 major violations at the
company's facility at 2600 W. Quail Ave. in Phoenix, including
improperly disposing of waste contaminated with methyl ethyl ketone and
chromium as solid waste rather than hazardous waste, failing to perform
hazardous waste determinations for those wastes, illegally storing
hazardous waste for longer than permitted, failing to perform regular
training, and failing to submit required waste manifests to ADEQ.
The violations were discovered by ADEQ inspectors during a compliance
inspection of the Jet Products facility in December 2005.
Jet Products coats, paints, tests and assembles aluminum parts for
defense, aerospace and aircraft industries at its facility.
In addition to paying the $25,000 penalty, the company also will be
required to implement an Environmental Management System (EMS) to ensure
that it follows state environmental laws in the future.
"Jet Products' failure to comply with the law put its workers and the
community at risk," Director Owens said. "These were serious
"The Attorney General's Office and ADEQ will continue to pursue
companies that violate hazardous waste laws," Goddard said. "In this
case, Jet Products must not only pay a financial penalty but also
implement a program to analyze environmental issues on a companywide
basis to keep it fully compliant with the Arizona Hazardous Waste
Jet Products' EMS will be monitored by an auditor, who will be
determined at a later date. Failure to comply with the consent judgment
could lead to additional penalties of $50,000 or more.
News media interested in additional information on this or any other
topic concerning the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality should
contact the Office of Communications at (602) 771-2215 or via email at
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