Essential oils producer to pay $59K over alleged EPA violations

A leading producer of essential oils and fragrances is paying $59,472 to settle allegations they violated Environmental Protection Agency hazardous waste regulations.

The EPA claims the Maryland-based Citrus and Allied Essences, Ltd. failed to properly handle spent terpenes — organic compounds generated at the facility — in containers and in a storage tank; failed to update the facility’s contingency plans for waste; and failed to document hazardous waste training for employees.

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As part of the settlement, Citrus and Allied Essences agreed to spend an additional $44,000 to complete a supplemental environmental project. The project includes developing a management program to enhance the company’s safety and environmental compliance.

According to it’s website, Citrus and Allied Essences is a global organization with representatives in Western Europe, South America and the Far East.