Dealer fined for hazardous waste violations

The Agency of Natural Resources announced that Central Vermont Motorcycles, Inc., of Rutland, Vermont, is required to pay a fine of $23,062 for multiple violations of Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations, reported Vermont Business Magazine

During an inspection at the dealership in March 2015, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) personnel identified "multiple violations of hazard waste management regulations. Two 55-gallon drums and dozens of smaller containers were stored on the property and known to hold hazardous materials including bad gasoline, spent antifreeze and used oil." 

The report said that in addition, DEC staff confirmed the shop burns used oil without first testing to ensure the used oil composition is safe to burn. Finally, the report said Central Vermont Motorcycle staff were unaware of the exact contents of the waste containers and could not demonstrate sufficient knowledge of required emergency preparedness and response procedures.

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