Sivyer Steel Corporation of Bettendorf, Iowa, to Pay $54,786 Penalty, Perform Oil Cleanup for Hazardous Waste Violations

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Sivyer Steel Corporation of Bettendorf, Iowa, has agreed to pay a $54,786 civil penalty and clean up residual used oil that may have leaked from its storage tanks, as part of a settlement with EPA Region 7 for violations of federal hazardous waste regulations at its facility.

According to an administrative consent agreement filed by EPA in Kansas City, Kan., the Agency inspected Sivyer Steel’s Bettendorf facility, which produces and finishes steel castings, in March 2010. That inspection noted several violations of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which regulates the storage, treatment, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste.

Violations cited by the inspection included the operation of a hazardous waste facility without a RCRA permit or interim status, failures to comply with hazardous waste generator requirements, failures to comply with used oil requirements, and failures to comply with universal waste requirements.

As part of the settlement with EPA, Sivyer Steel must act within 30 days to demonstrate that its used oil containers and universal waste lamp containers are properly maintained and labeled, and show that all areas of its facility contaminated by leaks of used oil have been cleaned up. The company must also notify EPA of the existence of any additional areas at its facility that may be contaminated by leaked used oil, and take appropriate remedial action to address them.