Get Ready For Stricter RMP Enforcement

Law360, New York (May 14, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT) -- On April 5, 2013, Tyson Foods Inc. agreed to a pay the United States a $4 million civil penalty to resolve alleged Clean Air Act risk management program (RMP) violations at meat processing and packaging facilities owned by Tyson and related entities. This represents one of the largest penalties for a stand-alone RMP enforcement case since the provision was added to the Clean Air Act in 1990.

The Tyson Foods settlement exemplifies the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s increasing focus on RMP compliance and enforcement and its...
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