In re Metro Metals Corp. and Avista Recycling, Inc.
An EPA administrative law judge (ALJ) found Avista Recycling, Inc. in default for failing to submit a prehearing exchange or a statement electing to coduct a cross-examination of the complainant's witnesses. In addition, Avista was found to have failed to respond to an Order to Show Cause issued against it in September. The complaint involves allegations that the respondents collected, stored, and offered for transport 913 computer monitors to Vietnam without notifying the EPA or providing a notice of Vietnam's consent. Avista Recycling, Inc. was assessed a civil penalty of $31,600.