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EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Facility Report for the Point Comfort facility, Formosa Plastics has been releasing a variety of compounds into Lavaca Bay through a combination of point source discharges via these outfalls and air emissions via flares.

Beyond water discharges, the ECHO database cited above also lists Formosa Plastics as being a chronic Significant Noncomplier of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) since 2004. RCRA is a federal law that regulates the proper management of hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste – this includes generation, transportation, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste. Unlike the NPDES system, CAA and RCRA compliance is overseen by the EPA.