By Scott Suttell
Crain's Cleveland Business
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said Poly-Carb Inc. has agreed to pay a $57 000 penalty to settle hazardous waste violations at its coating manufacturing plant in Solon.
The company has addressed the violations at the plant, 33095 Bainbridge Road, and now operates in compliance with Ohio's hazardous waste laws, Ohio EPA said. Poly-Carb makes epoxy, polyurethane, polyurea and other architectural coatings.
During a 2006 inspection, Ohio EPA said, the agency discovered that on three occasions in 2005, Poly-Carb "had caused 24 containers of hazardous waste to be transported to a facility not permitted to accept hazardous waste."
Other violations included failing to evaluate waste to determine if it was hazardous; to label, date and store hazardous waste in closed containers; and to train employees thoroughly in proper waste handling and emergency procedures, according to Ohio EPA.
The penalty includes $45 600 paid to Ohio's hazardous waste cleanup fund and $11 400 paid to Ohio EPA's clean diesel school bus programme.