Comments on: Performance Matters http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/performance-matters/ The EPA Blog Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:21:13 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Dana Brown http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/performance-matters/#comment-10071 Thu, 18 Sep 2008 20:56:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=367#comment-10071 This just kills me that this blog states over and over just how great EPA is doing. Well finally after almost 9 years of EPA assisted or ingnored asbestos violations (assisted after 2000) the City of St. Louis has been found guilty of wonton disregard of the NESHAP. With assistance of course form EPA Region 7. The city got sued, and EPA ran and hid. The city can countersue EPA, and that has been done before.

As stated many times with EPA ignoring their mandated responsibility to promulgate rules, and then enforce those rules is as broken in that responsibility of oversight and enforcement as the SEC was with bank and financial regulations. When fines are not assessed and penalties aer not emposed, those committing environmental crimes are going to be emboldened.

Here is the site for your pleasure, it is a pretty good read, and a great legal finding.

http://www.publicjustice.net/pr/asbestos_stlouis_091508.htm

Court Decision:

http://www.publicjustice.net/briefs/Asbestos_St.%20Louis_decision.pdf

This shows what happens en masse when EPA lays down.

It is time for the EPA HQ to institute Environmental Policy and make the regional offices comply with that policy equally. EPA HQ has been absent in the Asbestos national Asbestos regulation, and it is FAR FAR past time to sinch it up, grow a pair, and get to doing the job.

]]>
By: Marcus http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/performance-matters/#comment-10070 Wed, 17 Sep 2008 14:21:08 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=367#comment-10070 Some things never change . . . Ben says ‘privy pits’ were a problem in 1776. I couldn’t help notice the latest quarterly report tracks the % of wastewater treatment plants that don’t meet Clean Water Act requirements.

]]>