Company will purchase emergency response equipment for City of Fremont first responders. 04/01/2019 / SAN FRANCISCO– The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Tesla Motors Inc. over federal hazardous waste violations at their automobile manufacturing plant in Fremont, Calif.
So under the agreement and first of all, Tesla will take specific steps to properly manage hazardous wastes at its factory. Tesla will also purchase $55,000 in emergency response equipment for the City of Fremont Fire Department and pay a $31,000 penalty.
“It’s vital that businesses comply with hazardous waste laws that keep facilities safe for workers and the community,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Mike Stoker. “We are pleased that this settlement will bring much needed emergency response equipment to the City of Fremont.”
As a result of the inspections, EPA determined that Tesla
1. failed to comply with air emissions standards for equipment leaks;
2. failed to comply with management requirements for generators of hazardous wastes; and
3. failed to make an adequate hazardous waste determination for certain solid waste generated at the facility.