Two New England shipyards will pay penalties to settle claims by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that they violated federal environmental laws. Rose’s Oil Service will pay $130,000 to resolve claims it violated federal water and oil pollution prevention laws. Promet Marine Services will pay $290,000 to settle claims that it violated federal clean air and clean water laws.
After EPA inspection, Rose’s Oil eliminated process water discharges from entering Gloucester Harbor and applied for required permits. Promet is now using paints that comply with regulatory limits, has applied for required air permits, and has a process water recycling system at its facility to eliminate illegal discharges in pressure wash water.