Posts Tagged ‘penalty’

State looking for nearly $395M in back taxes, interest, penalties

by Associated Press Published: November 19,2012

Tags: back tax, government, interest, penalty, state, tax, tax collection

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Department of Revenue has dunned 154,300 taxpayers for a total of nearly $395 million in back taxes, interest and penalties, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. The department has collected $1.2 million mailed by 4,000 taxpayers, department spokeswoman Kathy Waterbury said last week. She didn’t know how many paid online, or […] [...]

Capital City to pay $400M after dumping sewage in river

JACKSON — The city of Jackson has agreed to spend $400 million to make sewer improvements and to pay fines to the Environmental Protection Agency for releasing more than 2.8 billion gallons of minimally treated sewage into the Pearl River system over the last four years. The city council approved the consent decree with the […] [...]

OSHA fines contractor $117K for alleged trenching violations

BATESVILLE — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Brocato Construction Inc. of Batesville with two willful and one serious safety violation following an inspection of two trenches where workers were relocating gas and water lines along state Highway 305 in Olive Branch. OSHA reports it opened its inspection as […] [...]

MDEQ fines DuPont for broken pollution-control equipment

DELISLE — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has fined DuPont Co.’s DeLisle plant $117,000 after pollution control equipment broke down, allowing a smokestack to emit too much during a March 2011 test. DuPont Co., based in Wilmington, Del., makes titanium dioxide, a whitening agent used in paint, paper and plastics, at the Harrison County […] [...]

OSHA fines Omega for violations found after worker’s death

MOSS POINT — A federal safety agency has proposed fines of $79,200 for Omega Protein Inc. for 25 safety and health violations found after the death of a worker who got caught in a rotating screw conveyor. The Sun Herald reports the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released its findings yesterday from an inspection in […] [...]

PSC levies largest civil penalty for No-Call law violations

by MBJ Staff Published: September 11,2012

Tags: commission, commissioner, fine, law, marketing, penalty, state agency, telemarketing

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued a civil penalty of $5.7 million against Purchase Power Solutions, LCC, ELH Consulting, LCC, doing business as Proactive Planning Solutions, LLC and Lisa Miller. Presley said that over 390 complaints had been filed at the PSC regarding alleged calls in violation of Mississippi Do-Not-Call law. […] [...]

Mayor Davis: State auditor ‘persecuting’ him

SOUTHAVEN — A north Mississippi mayor under scrutiny for alleged questionable spending of city money says he’s being persecuted. Southaven Mayor Greg Davis testified yesterday in Hinds County Chancery Court, trying to convince a judge to block Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering from garnishing his paycheck. Judge Dewayne Thomas issued a temporary restraining order last week […] [...]

Ice Industries cited by OSHA for safety violations

by MBJ Staff Published: October 25,2011

Tags: citations, employees, federal government, fines, manufacturing, penalties, penalty, workplace, workplace safety

GRENADA — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Grenada Stamping and Assembly Inc., doing business as Ice Industries Grenada, for 26 safety violations carrying proposed fines of $113,400. In April, OSHA officials opened an inspection at the facility under the agency’s national emphasis program on amputations after learning of […] [...]

Bad Boy to pay penalty for unreported defects

by Associated Press Published: September 26,2011

Tags: concumer safety, federal government, manufacturing, penalty, product recall, product safety

NATCHEZ — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says a Natchez-based company that makes off-road buggies has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $715,000. The commission said last Friday that the settlement resolves its claims that Bad Boy Enterprises, LLC, failed to immediately report a defect involving Classic Buggies off-road utility vehicles with Series […] [...]

DOT penalizes United Airlines

by Associated Press Published: January 18,2010

Tags: air travel, airlines, false advertising, penalty, transportation, travel

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has assessed a $30,000 civil penalty against United Airlines for failing to disclose the full price consumers must pay for air transportation as required by the Department’s rules. The DOT’s Aviation Enforcement Office found that for approximately 60 hours, United failed to include the 7.5 percent federal excise tax […] [...]

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