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EPA sets penalty policy for Emissions Control Area violations

EPA sets penalty policy for Emissions Control Area violations
The US Environmental Protection Agency may assess a civil penalty of up to $25,000 per violation, per day for violations of the fuel sulfur standards or equivalent emissions controls allowed as an alternative for ships operating in the North American and US Caribbean Sea Emissions Control Areas.

EPA's newly issued policy on ECA violations, available here, outlines how the penalty is based on the economic benefit derived from the violation and the seriousness of the violation.

Penalties for record-keeping violations were established, too, in amounts ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 per violation, per day, 'depending on egregiousness.'


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