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Adam Crowell Jan 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.

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Adam Crowell

Adam is a partner at ComplyNet and a licensed practicing attorney with over 20 years of experience primarily representing dealerships, trucking companies, and auto auctions. His experience is that most regulatory fines and lawsuits are avoidable, but it takes proactive steps, the guidance of knowledgeable experts, and great systems to effectively mitigate these risks. Adam’s first-hand experience is that a company’s compliance efforts can be leveraged for significant insurance savings, and potentially used to win other business. Prior to joining ComplyNet, Adam served as general counsel to a data management company that provides information safeguarding and custom workflow solutions to the automotive industry. Adam has spoken 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). Adam double majored in Economics and Religion at Denison University, and was elected into the honorary Order of the Curia for outstanding academics, character, and achievements at Capital University Law School