WASHINGTON, D.C.—A Baltimore steel galvanizer is facing $60,000 in federal fines over alleged violations of hazardous waste storage laws. Galvco Maryland, also known as Baltimore Galvanizing, has entered into an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). While no hazardous materials were released as a result of the alleged mishandling, the agency assessed $60,000 in penalties over the company’s failure to comply with regulations governing permits, inspection, evaluation, and spill containment.
The alleged violations stem from inspections that took place in 2014 and 2015. The violations relate to the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which governs how companies should store and handle hazardous waste. As part of the agreement, Galvco has not admitted any wrongdoing, but the EPA says that the company has proven it is now in compliance. Galvco has been given a schedule for six payments of $10,000 each, all to be made within 180 days of the agreement.