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Adam CrowellJan 16, 2023< 1 min read

EPA Increases Penalties by 7.745% in 2023

January 16, 2023.  The Environmental Protection Agency increases penalties by 7.745%.

Effective January 6, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) penalties have increased.  With the recent increases, the penalties are:

  • Clean Air Act - $55,808 to $117,468 Daily, and $446,456 Maximum Per Violation
  • Clean Water Act - $25,847 to $64,618 Daily, and $323,081 Maximum Per Violation
  • RCRA - $70,752 to $117,468
  • CERCLA (including EPCRA) - $67,544, and $202,653 Maximum Per Violation

The increase in penalties represents a 7.745% increase from the maximum penalties in 2022.

"EPA violations can be devastating to your reputation and your checkbook," said Adam Crowell, President & General Counsel at ComplyNet.  "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 bigger issues," concluded Crowell.

To learn more about, ComplyNet'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).