Tardy reporting lands W.Va. steelmaker $45,000 EPA fine

Oct 13, 2005 | 10:15 AM | Scott Robertson

Steel of West Virginia Inc. is paying what amounts to a "late fee" to settle a dispute with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The Huntington, W.Va., electric-arc furnace producer of carbon structural steel products has agreed to pay a $45,000 fine to settle alleged violations of federal chemical reporting requirements at its cold steel manufacturing facility.

Bruce Groff, the company's vice president of administration, said the penalty resulted from its failure to file reports in a timely fashion. "It's a paperwork issue," he said. "We did not file the report on time. They (EPA) are very strict on the timing issues. Things have to be filed on time, and this was not."....

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