UIC Responds to EPA Settlement
UIC paid about $140,000 after negotiating a settlement with the EPA
November 04, 2015 – Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) successfully completed a dispute resolution process with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on behalf of a closed subsidiary, Rain Proof Roofing, LLC, and UIC Construction. A voluntary payment was made to close out the matter.
EPA’s claims dates back to 2010 when Rain Proof Roofing and UIC Construction were first contacted by EPA regarding the management, transport, and disposal of construction roofing materials and its storage at the UIC Construction yard in Anchorage. UIC worked alongside EPA to remedy this situation in a fair and justifiable manner. No injury to the environment, workers, or the public occurred.
The payment of a fine of roughly $140,000 was made after UIC negotiated a settlement with the agency on behalf of its subsidiaries. The Agreement comes after UIC had already properly disposed of the roofing material in 2010, as the EPA notes in its press release dated November 4, 2015.
UIC is the Alaska Native village corporation of Barrow, Alaska and provides social and economic resources to over 2,500 Iñupiat shareholders and their descendants. Since its establishment, UIC has diversified its investments and consistently ranks among the top Alaskan-owned companies. UIC employs around 3,000 people and provides services to clients in a variety of industries, including operations in Barrow, construction, architecture and engineering, regulatory consulting, information technology, marine operations, logistics, and maintenance and manufacturing. More information about UIC and its family of companies can be found at www.uicalaska.com.