The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA, is waiving a potential $547,150 in penalties against seven companies-six in Pennsylvania and one in Virginia-after they voluntarily disclosed and corrected chemical reporting violations. Acting under EPA policies designed to encourage companies to police their own environmental compliance, the EPA's mid-Atlantic office is waiving penalties against the following companies: Carbone of America Industries, St. Mary's, PA; Cerro Metal Products, Inc., Bellefonte, PA; General Electric Power Systems/General Electric International Inc., Chesapeake, VA; Electro-Platers of York Inc., Wrightsville, PA; Leading Technologies Inc., Leechburg, PA; SinterMet LLC, Kittanning, PA; and Uniform Tubes Inc., Collegeville, PA. Violations from the above companies involved non-compliance with reporting requirements and did not involve unlawful releases of toxic chemicals. For more information visit