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Adam CrowellJan 22, 2024< 1 min read

EPA Enhances Penalties for 2024

January 22, 2024.  The Environmental Protection Agency has enhanced its penalties for 2024.

Effective January 6, 2024, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) penalties have increased.  With the recent increases, the penalties are:

  • Clean Air Act - $57,617 to $121,275 Daily, and $460,926 Maximum Per Violation
  • Clean Water Act - $26,685 to $66,712 Daily, and $333,552 Maximum Per Violation
  • RCRA - $73,045 to $121,275
  • CERCLA (including EPCRA) - $69,733, and $209,202 Maximum Per Violation

The increase in penalties represents a 3.21% increase from the maximum penalties in 2023.

"EPA violations can be devastating to your reputation and your checkbook," said Adam Crowell, Vice President of Legal and Corporate Development at KPA.  "The clean-ups are expensive and the EPA can force business operations to be suspended," continued Crowell.  "This is one of the many reasons why it is imperative to have a proactive environmental, health, and safety program to identify and resolves issues before they become much bigger issues," concluded Crowell.

To learn more about, KPA's environmental health and safety (EHS) solutions, visit our solutions page, or schedule a demo.


Adam Crowell

Adam is Vice President of Legal and Corporate Development at KPA and ComplyNet and is a licensed practicing attorney with over 21 years of experience primarily representing dealerships. Adam is a frequent speaker on the local, state, and national levels, including presentations to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the National Independent Auto Dealers Association (NIADA), and the National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC).