February 24, 2003
HONOLULU - The Department of Health (DOH) has filed a complaint and
order against Global Environmental Services Group, LLC (Global)
alleging violations of the state's hazardous waste rules. Global faces
a penalty of $22,500.
Global is a hazardous waste transporter. DOH cited Global for the
failure to use the hazardous waste manifest properly. DOH conducted
hazardous waste and used oil inspections at Kauai High Schools on or
around January 24 and 25, 2002. A manifest tracking the transport of
containers of mercury and mercury-contaminated debris collected from
the schools indicated that Global was the transporter of record.
However the materials were packaged and transported by another entity
without the presence of a Global representative.
In addition to paying the penalty, Global has been ordered to comply
with State hazardous waste and used oil rules for the cited violations
according to a schedule established by the State.
Global has twenty days to respond to the order.
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