Chemical production company rectifies environmental compliance violations

A North American producer of furfural and its derivatives, which are chemical intermediates used in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to environmentally sustainable solvent production, was charged with environmental compliance violations.

Waller advised the chemical company in a critical self-auditing program to evaluate the facility's environmental compliance status and rectify issues identified. Issues included defense of state enforcement of hazardous waste management violations, the permit status of a pilot plant unit within the facility, a review of Process Safety Management/Risk Management Program requirements for the facility, and a review of data systems for tracking compliance with water and air permit conditions.

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