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Clean Air Act

Respondent Description Type of Order Date
Phillips 66 Takes Steps Toward Reducing Pollution from Vehicles The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Houston, Texas-based Phillips 66 Company recently agreed to retire over 21 billion sulfur credits that could have been used in the production of gasoline, which could potentially lead to significantly less pollution from vehicles. The company will also pay a $500,000 penalty for violations of the Clean Air Act.   Administrative Agreement   3/24/2014
Sinclair Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with two subsidiaries of Sinclair Oil Corporation to resolve alleged violations of air pollution limits established in a 2008 consent decree at refineries in Casper and Sinclair, Wyo. Sinclair Casper Refining Co. and Sinclair Wyoming Refining Co. will pay stipulated penalties totaling $3,844,000 and spend approximately $10.5 million on additional pollution control equipment and other projects to resolve the allegations.   Amended Consent Decree   8/20/2012
Chongqing Longting Power Equipment Co., Ltd., Longting USA, LLC, Loncin (USA) Inc. Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with recreational vehicle manufacturers, Loncin (USA), Inc., Longting USA LLC, and Chongqing Longting Power Equipment Co., Ltd., to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) related to the importation of 7,115 uncertified recreational vehicles into the United States.   Consent Agreement   1/11/2012
Department of the Interior Indian Affairs Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) have reached an agreement to address alleged violations at schools and public water systems (PWSs) owned, operated, or otherwise the legal responsibility of DOI, Indian Affairs (IA). IA is comprised of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).   Consent Agreement   8/22/2011
American Lifan Industry, Inc. An Ontario, California-based vehicle and engine importer has agreed to ensure that future imports meet environmental standards after illegally importing and selling nearly 28,000 highway motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and engines manufactured in China that did not comply with emission limits for harmful pollution required by the Clean Air Act (CAA).   Consent Agreement and Final Order   3/27/2014
CFMOTO Powersports, Inc., CFMOTO America, Inc., Zhejiang CFMOTO Power Co., Ltd., and Chunfeng Holding Group Co., Ltd. (Collectively “CFMOTO”) Clean Air Settlement A Chinese powersports company and its related U.S. distributor have agreed to recall and replace fuel tanks that will better control gasoline vapors in approximately 1,000 vehicles and take other steps to control pollution stemming from the illegal import of over 12,000 recreational vehicles and highway motorcycles.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   3/4/2014
Kinder Morgan Consent Agreement and Final Order (Washington, D.C. – May 2, 2007) Kinder Morgan Transmix Co. has agreed to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency $600,000 to resolve numerous violations of federal air and hazardous waste regulations, including mixing hazardous waste with gasoline.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   5/2/2007
Minnesota Power Settlement In a settlement with the United States, Minnesota Power, an ALLETE company based in Duluth, has agreed to install pollution control technology and meet stringent emission rates to reduce harmful air pollution from the company’s three coal-fired power plants located in Cohasset, Hoyt Lakes, and Schroeder, Minnesota, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   7/16/2014
Flint Hills Resources, Port Arthur The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Flint Hills Resources of Port Arthur has agreed to implement innovative technologies to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and leaking equipment at the company’s chemical plant in Port Arthur, Texas.   Consent Decree   3/20/2014
El Dorado Chemical Co. et al. Clean Air Act Settlement LSB Industries, Inc. (LSB), the largest merchant manufacturer of concentrated nitric acid in North America, and four of its subsidiaries have agreed to reduce harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by meeting emission limits that are among the lowest for the industry in the nation at plants in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice announced today.   Consent Decree   3/19/2014
Savoia, Inc., BMX Imports, L.P., BMX Trading, L.L.C., and Terry Zimmer A Dallas-based group of companies and their owner must either stop importing vehicles or follow a comprehensive compliance plan to settle Clean Air Act (CAA) violations stemming from the alleged illegal import of over 24,167 highway motorcycles and recreational vehicles into the United States without proper documentation, announced the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The four parties are also required to pay a $120,000 civil penalty.   Consent Decree   1/6/2014
Cabot Corporation The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Cabot Corporation (Cabot) that will significantly reduce air pollution from three carbon black manufacturing plants in Louisiana and Texas.   Consent Decree   11/19/2013
DuPont The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) has agreed to settle alleged Clean Air Act violations at DuPont’s Washington Works Facility, located in Washington, Wood County, West Virginia.   Consent Decree   10/28/2013
Total Petrochemical USA, Inc. Total Petrochemical USA, Inc. (Total) will pay an $8.75 million penalty for failing to comply with the terms of a 2007 settlement with the United States that resolved alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its Port Arthur, Texas refinery, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   9/20/2013
CITGO Petroleum Corporation Clean Air Act Settlement The Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Houston-based CITGO Petroleum Corp. (CITGO) has agreed to pay a $737,000 civil penalty and to implement projects to reduce harmful air pollution, resolving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at its petroleum refining facilities located in Lemont, Ill. and Lake Charles (Westlake), La.   Consent Decree   9/19/2013
Safeway, Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement In a settlement agreement with the United States, Safeway, the nation’s second largest grocery store chain, has agreed to pay a $600,000 civil penalty and implement a corporate-wide plan to significantly reduce its emissions of ozone-depleting substances from refrigeration equipment at 659 of its stores nationwide, estimated to cost approximately $4.1 million.   Consent Decree   9/4/2013
MotorScience and Chi Zheng Clean Air Act Settlement Two Los Angeles-based consulting firms, MotorScience Inc., and MotorScience Enterprise Inc., (MotorScience) and their owner, Chi Zheng, have agreed to settle alleged Clean Air Act (CAA) violations stemming from the illegal import of 24,478 all-terrain, recreational vehicles into the U.S. from China without testing to ensure emissions would meet applicable limits on harmful air pollution, announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice, and the California Air Resources Board (ARB).   Consent Decree   8/29/2013
Big West Oil Big West Oil LLC has agreed to pay a $175,000 penalty and to spend approximately $18 million to install emission controls at its refinery in North Salt Lake, Utah, announced the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today.   Consent Decree   8/23/2013
AK Steel Corporation The United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky have reached a settlement with the AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel) in Ashland, Ky., resolving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, AK Steel’s title V permit, and the Kentucky State Implementation Plan, announced the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Consent Decree   8/21/2013
Holcim (US) Inc. Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department today announced a Clean Air Act settlement with Holcim (US) Inc. (Holcim) and former owner St. Lawrence Cement Company, LLC, that covers the Portland cement manufacturing facility in Hagerstown, Maryland. Holcim has agreed to invest approximately $20 million or more to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act.   Consent Decree   7/11/2013
Shell Deer Park Settlement (Flaring) The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Shell Oil and affiliated partnerships (Shell) have agreed to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at a large refinery and chemical plant in Deer Park, Texas by spending at least $115 million to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and other processes, and by paying a $2.6 million civil penalty.   Consent Decree   7/10/2013
SunCoke Energy, Inc. (SunCoke) and Haverhill North Coke Co. (Haverhill) Settlement SunCoke Energy Inc. and two of its subsidiaries have agreed to pay $1.995 million to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations of emission limits at the Gateway Energy and Coke plant in Granite City, Ill., and the Haverhill Coke plant in Franklin Furnace, Ohio, announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department.   Consent Decree   6/26/2013
Ash Grove Cement Corporation Ash Grove Cement Company has agreed to pay a $2.5 million penalty and invest approximately $30 million in pollution control technology at its nine Portland cement manufacturing plants to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice.   Consent Decree   6/19/2013
Tesoro Corporation The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Tesoro Corporation, Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC, and Tesoro Alaska Company have agreed to pay a $1.1 million penalty to resolve claims that Tesoro failed to comply with requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA) at four of its refining facilities that produce conventional gasoline.   Consent Decree   5/30/2013
PCS Geismar (Louisiana) Clean Air Act MACT Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) announced that PCS Nitrogen has agreed to reduce air emissions and hazardous waste generated from phosphoric acid production at its facility in Geismar, La.   Consent Decree   5/23/2013
Wisconsin Power and Light, et al. Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice, and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Wisconsin announced a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) that will significantly reduce air pollution from three coal-fired power plants located near Portage, Sheboygan, and Cassville, Wis.   Consent Decree   4/22/2013
CEMEX Lyons Plant Settlement The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that CEMEX, Inc., the owner and operator of a Portland cement manufacturing facility in Lyons, Colo., has agreed to operate advanced pollution controls on its kiln and pay a $1 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA).   Consent Decree   4/19/2013
Dominion Energy, Inc. The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Dominion Energy has agreed to pay a $3.4 million civil penalty and spend approximately $9.8 million on environmental mitigation projects to resolve Clean Air Act (CAA) violations.   Consent Decree   4/1/2013
Countrymark Refining and Logistics, LLC The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Countrymark Refining and Logistics, LLC has agreed to pay a $167,000 civil penalty, perform environmental projects totaling more than $180,000, and spend $18 million on new pollution controls to resolve Clean Air Act (CAA) violations at its refinery, located in Mount Vernon, Ind.   Consent Decree   2/28/2013
H. Kramer Company Settlement H. Kramer & Co. will invest approximately $3 million in pollution control equipment, pay a civil penalty of $35,000 and spend $40,000 on a supplemental environmental project to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, according to the terms of a settlement with the United States and the State of Illinois, announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Consent Decree   1/31/2013
Edge Products LLC Settlement In a settlement with the United States on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, automotive electronics manufacturer Edge Products LLC (Edge) has agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty for manufacturing and selling electronic devices that allowed owners of model year 2007 and later diesel pickup trucks to remove emission controls from their vehicles.   Consent Decree   1/17/2013
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation The Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS) will invest approximately $300 million in pollution control technology, pay a civil penalty of $1.2 million, and spend $6 million on environmental mitigation projects to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA), according to the terms of a settlement with the United States, announced today by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Consent Decree   1/4/2013
Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Owens-Brockway Glass Containers Inc., the nation’s largest glass container manufacturer, has agreed to install pollution control equipment to reduce harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and particulate matter (PM) by nearly 2,500 tons per year and pay a $1.45 million penalty to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations at five of the company’s manufacturing plants.   Consent Decree   12/3/2012
Louisiana Generating Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced today that Louisiana Generating, an electric generating company owned by NRG Energy, Inc., agreed to a settlement at its Big Cajun II coal-fired power plant in New Roads, Louisiana, which will result in the elimination of over 27,300 tons of harmful emissions per year.   Consent Decree   11/21/2012
Golden Valley Electric Association and Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority Settlement GVEA and AIDEA have agreed to invest approximately $40 million in pollution control technology that will protect public health and resolve potential violations of the CAA.   Consent Decree   10/2/2012
Durand Glass Manufacturing Company, Incorporated Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Durand Glass Manufacturing Company Inc. has agreed to install emissions controls on its three glass furnaces that will reduce more than 173 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 23 tons of particulate matter (PM) per year.   Consent Decree   10/1/2012
Dairyland Power Cooperative Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC) that will cover the utility’s three power plants in Alma and Genoa, Wis. DPC has agreed to invest approximately $150 million in pollution control technology that will protect public health and resolve violations of the CAA.   Consent Decree   6/29/2012
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) Innovative Plastics, LLC Settlement SABIC Innovative Plastics US LLC, and its subsidiary, SABIC Innovative Plastics Mt. Vernon, LLC, have agreed to pay a $1,012,873 civil penalty and to improve leak detection and repair practices to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at chemical manufacturing facilities in Mt. Vernon, Ind. and Burkville, Ala., the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   5/31/2012
BP Whiting Settlement (Flaring) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that BP North America Inc. has agreed to pay an $8 million penalty and invest more than $400 million to install state-of-the-art pollution controls and cut emissions from BP's petroleum refinery in Whiting, Ind.   Consent Decree   5/23/2012
QEPFS Facilities Services The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with QEP Field Services Co. (QEPFS), formerly Questar Gas Management Co., to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at five natural gas compressor stations on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Northeastern Utah.   Consent Decree   5/16/2012
Hess Corporation Clean Air Act Settlement Hess Corporation has agreed to pay an $850,000 civil penalty and spend more than $45 million in new pollution controls to resolve Clean Air Act violations at its Port Reading, New Jersey refinery, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   4/25/2012
Marathon Petroleum Company, LP and Catlettsburg Refining, LLC Settlement (Flaring) The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced an innovative environmental agreement with Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum Company that already has significantly reduced air pollution from all six of the company’s petroleum refineries.   Consent Decree   4/5/2012
Coltec Industries Inc. and National Steel and Shipbuilding Company Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Coltec Industries Inc., (Coltec) and National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $280,000 and spend approximately $500,000 on an environmental project to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA’s marine diesel engine air rules.   Consent Decree   3/28/2012
Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing (CRRM) has agreed to pay a civil penalty of more than $970,000 and invest more than $4.25 million on new pollution controls and $6.5 million in operating costs to resolve alleged violations of air, superfund and community right-to-know laws at its Coffeyville, Kan. refinery.   Consent Decree   3/6/2012
MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC Settlement MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC has agreed to settle its liability in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in a settlement with the United States valued at $90 million, announced the Department of Justice, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today. Approximately $45 million of the $90 million settlement is going directly to the Gulf in the form of penalties or expedited environmental projects.   Consent Decree   2/17/2012
Essroc Cement Company Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Essroc Cement Company has agreed to pay a $1.7 million penalty and invest approximately $33 million in pollution control technology to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at six of its Portland Cement manufacturing plants.   Consent Decree   12/29/2011
California Portland Company Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced that CalPortland Company (CPC), a major producer of Portland cement and building materials in the United States, has agreed to pay a $1.425 million dollar penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its cement plant in Mojave, California.   Consent Decree   12/15/2011
Caterpillar Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with Caterpillar Inc. to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations for shipping more than 590,000 highway and non-road diesel engines without the correct emissions controls.   Consent Decree   7/28/2011
Western Refining Clean Air Act Settlement Information Sheet Western Refinery, owned by Western Refining L.P., is an 116,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery located in El Paso, Texas. Western Refining, with headquarters in El Paso, is an independent oil refiner and marketer operating primarily in the Southwestern and Mid-Atlantic parts of the United States.   Consent Decree   6/30/2011
Rocky Mountain Pipeline Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department today announced a settlement with Rocky Mountain Pipeline System, LLC, Western Convenience Stores, Inc., and Offen Petroleum, Inc. to resolve claims that they illegally mixed and distributed more than 1 million gallons of gasoline that did not meet Clean Air Act emissions and fuel quality requirements.   Consent Decree   5/4/2011
Terra Industries Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced Terra Industries Inc., one of the nation’s largest producers of nitric acid and nitrogen fertilizers, has agreed to pay $625,000 in civil penalties to settle alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act at nine of its plants in Iowa, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. As part of the settlement, Terra will also spend an estimated $17 million to install and implement new controls and technologies that are expected to reduce harmful nitrogen oxide emissions at its facilities by at least 1,200 tons per year.   Consent Decree   4/19/2011
Tennessee Valley Authority Clean Air Act Settlement This agreement will save lives and prevent billions of dollars in health costs. Modernizing these plants and encouraging clean energy innovation means better health protections and greater economic opportunities for the people living near TVA facilities,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Investments in pollution control equipment will keep hundreds of thousands of tons of harmful pollutants out of the air we breathe, and help create green job opportunities that will reduce pollution and improve energy efficiency.   Consent Decree   4/14/2011
Motors Liquidation Company (f/k/a General Motors (GM) Corporation) Bankruptcy Settlement: Overview of 2011 Settlement Agreements On March 3, 2011, the Bankruptcy Court approved an additional six settlements between the United States and Motors Liquidation Company (MLC, also known as "Old GM", and formerly known as General Motors Corporation), to settle certain environmental liabilities at six sites under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly known as Superfund) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). On March 7, 2011, the court approved a seventh settlement resolving environmental claims at 34 non-owned sites under CERCLA, RCRA, and the Clean Air Act (CAA).   Consent Decree   3/3/2011
PowerTrain, Inc., Wood Sales Company, Inc. and Toolmart, Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today that PowerTrain, Inc. will pay a civil penalty of $2 million to resolve EPA’s claims that the company imported and sold nonroad engines and equipment that were not covered by a certificate of conformity, and in most cases could not be certified because they exceeded emissions standards under the Clean Air Act. PowerTrain will also implement projects to offset the excess emissions caused by the use of these engines and will ensure that future imports meet Clean Air Act requirements, under the terms of the settlement filed in federal court.   Consent Decree   2/28/2011
CEMEX Fairborn Plant The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today that Cemex, Inc., one of the largest producers of Portland cement in the United States, has agreed to pay a $1.4 million penalty for Clean Air Act violations at its cement plant in Fairborn, Ohio.   Consent Decree   2/10/2011
Hovensa LLC Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today that HOVENSA LLC, owner of the second largest petroleum refinery in the United States, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $5.375 million and spend more than $700 million in new pollution controls that will help protect public health and resolve Clean Air Act violations at its St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands refinery. The settlement requires new and upgraded pollution controls, more stringent emission limits, and aggressive monitoring, leak-detection and repair practices to reduce emissions from refinery equipment and process units.   Consent Decree   1/26/2011
Northern Indiana Public Service Company Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO) has signed a settlement agreement in which it has agreed to invest approximately $600 million in pollution control technology to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The proposed settlement covers all of NIPSCO’s coal-fired power plants, located in Chestertown, Michigan City, Wheatfield and Gary, Indiana. It will also require that NIPSCO spend $9.5 million on environmental mitigation projects and pay a civil penalty of $3.5 million. The state of Indiana has been involved with developing this settlement and is a signatory.   Consent Decree   1/13/2011
BP North America Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today that BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to pay a $15 million penalty to resolve federal Clean Air Act violations at its Texas City, Texas petroleum refinery. The penalty is both the largest ever assessed for civil violations of the Clean Air Act’s chemical accident prevention regulations, also known as the risk management program regulations, and the largest civil penalty recovered for Clean Air Act violations at an individual facility.   Consent Decree   9/30/2010
Murphy Oil USA Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Justice Department announced that Murphy Oil USA has agreed to pay a $1.25 million civil penalty to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act at its petroleum refineries in Meraux, La. and Superior, Wis. As part of the settlement, the company will spend more than $142 million to install new and upgraded pollution reduction equipment at the refineries and also spend an additional $1.5 million on a supplemental environmental project.   Consent Decree   9/28/2010
Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. Settlement (Washington, DC - July 23, 2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Justice Department, and the state of Indiana announced that Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $950,000 and install and upgrade pollution control technology at its two coal-fired power plants in Indiana to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act. The settlement, filed in federal court today, will reduce harmful air pollution by more than 24,500 tons per year and requires Hoosier to spend $5 million on environmental projects.   Consent Decree   7/23/2010
American Municipal Power (WASHINGTON, DC - May 18, 2010) American Municipal Power (AMP), an Ohio non-profit utility, will permanently retire its Richard H. Gorsuch Station coal-fired power plant near Marietta under a settlement to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today. As part of the settlement, AMP will also spend $15 million on an environmental mitigation project and pay a civil penalty of $850,000.   Consent Decree   5/18/2010
The Pep Boys Manny, Moe and Jack and Baja, Inc. (WASHINGTON, DC - May 10, 2010) The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - have agreed to take corrective measures and pay $5 million in civil penalties to settle claims that it violated the Clean Air Act by importing and selling motorcycles, recreational vehicles and generators manufactured in China that do not comply with environmental requirements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today. Baja, Inc., which supplied the non-compliant vehicles to Pep Boys, is also settling with the U.S.   Consent Decree   5/10/2010
Shell Chemical LP/Shell Chemical Yabucoa, Inc. (WASHINGTON, DC - March 31, 2010) Shell Chemical LP/Shell Chemical Yabucoa have agreed to install pollution reduction equipment on two petroleum refining facilities at an estimated cost of $6 million as part of two comprehensive Clean Air Act settlements, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced today. The two companies will also pay a combined $3.3 million civil penalty to the United States as well as to Alabama and Louisiana, and $200,000 to Louisiana organizations for environmental education and emergency operations.   Consent Decree   3/31/2010
Cummins Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON, DC - February 22, 2010) - Cummins Inc., a major motor vehicle engine company based in Columbus, Ind., will pay a $2.1 million penalty and recall 405 engines under a settlement agreement resolving violations of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced today. According to a complaint filed simultaneously with the settlement in federal court in the District of Columbia, between 1998 and 2006, Cummins shipped more than 570,000 heavy duty diesel engines to vehicle equipment manufacturers nationwide without pollution control equipment included, in violation of the Clean Air Act. This equipment, known as exhaust after-treatment devices (ATDs), controls engine exhaust emissions once the emissions have exited the engine and entered the exhaust system. Typical ATDs include catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters.   Consent Decree   2/22/2010
Westar Energy, Inc. Settlement (WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 25, 2010) Westar Energy has agreed to spend approximately $500 million to significantly reduce harmful air pollution from a Kansas power plant and pay a $3 million civil penalty, under a settlement to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. As part of the settlement, Westar will also spend $6 million on environmental mitigation projects. The agreement, filed in federal court in Kansas, resolves violations of the Clean Air Act’s New Source Review requirements at the company’s Jeffrey Energy Center, a coal-fired power plant near St. Marys, Kansas.   Consent Decree   1/25/2010
Lafarge North America, Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement (WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 21, 2010) The United States today filed two major Clean Air Act settlements to reduce air emissions from container glass and Portland cement plants throughout the country, announced Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division. The settlements cover all 15 U.S. plants owned by Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc., the nation’s second largest container glass manufacturer, and all 13 U.S. plants owned by the Lafarge Company and two subsidiaries, the nation’s second largest manufacturer of Portland cement. These settlements are the first system-wide settlements for these sectors under the Clean Air Act and require pollution control upgrades, acceptance of enforceable emission limits, and payment of civil penalties.   Consent Decree   1/21/2010
Saint-Gobain Containers (WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 21, 2010) The United States today filed two major Clean Air Act settlements to reduce air emissions from container glass and Portland cement plants throughout the country, announced Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division. The settlements cover all 15 U.S. plants owned by Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc., the nation’s second largest container glass manufacturer, and all 13 U.S. plants owned by the Lafarge Company and two subsidiaries, the nation’s second largest manufacturer of Portland cement. These settlements are the first system-wide settlements for these sectors under the Clean Air Act and require pollution control upgrades, acceptance of enforceable emission limits, and payment of civil penalties.   Consent Decree   1/21/2010
Duke Energy Gallagher Plant Settlement WASHINGTON – Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the nation, will spend approximately $85 million to significantly reduce harmful air pollution at an Indiana power plant and pay a $1.75 million civil penalty, under a settlement to resolve violations of federal clean air laws, the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The settlement also requires Duke to spend $6.25 million on environmental mitigation projects.   Consent Decree   12/22/2009
Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC Clean Air Act Settlement (WASHINGTON, DC - October 5, 2009) Mosaic Fertilizer will spend approximately $30 million on air pollution controls that are expected to eliminate harmful emissions from sulfuric acid production plants in Uncle Sam, La., and Mulberry, Fla., the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced. The company will also pay a civil penalty of $2.4 million to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations.   Consent Decree   10/5/2009
Ohio Edison Company, W.H. Sammis Power Station, (WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 11, 2009) Ohio Edison Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., has agreed in a consent decree to repower one of its coal-fired power plants using primarily renewable biomass fuels, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. In the agreement, filed in federal court in Columbus, Ohio and joined by the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Ohio Edison will repower the R.E. Burger Units 4 and 5 near Shadyside, Ohio with biomass fuel. The consent decree modifies a 2005 consent decree requiring Ohio Edison to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2 ) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) at several of its coal-fired plants.   Consent Decree   8/11/2009
Aleris International Clean Air Act Settlement (WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 4, 2009) Aleris International Inc., one of the nation’s largest aluminum recyclers, and 13 of its subsidiaries have committed to implementing environmental improvements and controls projected to cost $4.2 million at 15 plants located in 11 states, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The company also agreed to a $4.6 million civil penalty to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, which will be allowed as an unsecured claim in Aleris’s bankruptcy proceeding pending in Delaware. Aleris uses recycled beverage cans, scrap, and other materials to produce aluminum in liquid or ingot form. Part of the aluminum production process causes emissions of pollutants such as dioxins and furans, hydrogen chloride, and particulate matter.   Consent Decree   8/4/2009
Ineos ABS USA/Lanxess (WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 31, 2009) The former and current owners and operators of a chemical facility in Addyston, Ohio, LANXESS Corp. and INEOS ABS USA Corp., have agreed to pay a $3.1 million civil penalty and INEOS will spend up to $2 million to install environmental controls and modify operating procedures to resolve violations of multiple environmental laws, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The settlement resolves a complaint filed by the United States and the state of Ohio alleging violations of the Clean Air Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.   Consent Decree   7/31/2009
DuPont/Lucite Clean Air Act Settlement (WASHINGTON, DC - Apr. 20, 2009) DuPont and Lucite International Inc. have agreed to pay a $2 million civil penalty to settle Clean Air Act violations at a sulfuric acid plant in Belle, W. Va., the Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the state of West Virginia announced today. The sulfuric acid plant is located on a 100-acre chemical manufacturing complex along the Kanawha River. The plant is owned by Lucite and operated by DuPont. The companies will pay $1 million to the United States and $1 million to the state of West Virginia. Further, the companies chose on their own to shut down the sulfuric-acid manufacturing unit of a larger chemical facility at the site and the settlement confirms this agreement. Under the settlement, the sulfuric acid unit is scheduled to shut down by April 1, 2010.   Consent Decree   4/20/2009
BP Texas City Clean Air Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. – Feb. 19, 2009) BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to spend more than $161 million on pollution controls, enhanced maintenance and monitoring, and improved internal management practices to resolve Clean Air Act violations at its Texas City, Texas refinery, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today. The company will also pay a $12 million civil penalty and spend $6 million on a supplemental project to reduce air pollution in Texas City. Today’s settlement addresses the company’s noncompliance with a 2001 consent decree and Clean Air Act regulations requiring strict controls on benzene and benzene-containing wastes generated during petroleum refining operations. The company is required to upgrade control equipment and processes used to handle these materials and conduct in-depth audits to ensure compliance and minimize the amount of benzene-containing wastes generated at the refinery. It is estimated that these actions will reduce emissions of benzene and other volatile organic compounds by approximately 6,000 pounds annually.   Consent Decree   2/19/2009
Frontier Refining Clean Air Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. – Feb. 10, 2009) Two petroleum refiners have agreed in separate settlements to spend a total of more than $141 million in new air pollution controls at three refineries in Kansas and Wyoming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced today. The settlements are expected to reduce harmful emissions by 7,000 tons per year.   Consent Decree   2/10/2009
Wyoming Refining Clean Air Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. – Feb. 10, 2009) Two petroleum refiners have agreed in separate settlements to spend a total of more than $141 million in new air pollution controls at three refineries in Kansas and Wyoming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced today. The settlements are expected to reduce harmful emissions by 7,000 tons per year.   Consent Decree   2/10/2009
Kentucky Utilities Company Clean Air Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. – Feb. 3, 2009) Kentucky Utilities (KU), a coal-fired electric utility, has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty and spend approximately $135 million on pollution controls to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   2/3/2009
Cemex California Cement Clean Air Act Settlement (LOS ANGELES - Jan. 15, 2009) In the largest settlement yet in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ongoing cement kiln enforcement initiative, the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the EPA, today lodged a consent decree with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, resolving Clean Air Act claims against CEMEX California Cement LLC with respect to the company’s Victorville, Calif., Portland cement plant.   Consent Decree   1/15/2009
Chemtrade/Marsulex Clean Air Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. – Jan. 12, 2009) Three manufacturers of sulfuric acid have agreed to spend at least $12 million on air pollution controls that are expected to eliminate more than 3,000 tons of harmful emissions annually from six production plants in Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Justice Department announced today. Chemtrade Logistics, Chemtrade Refinery Services, and Marsulex also will pay a civil penalty of $700,000 under the Clean Air Act settlement.   Consent Decree   1/12/2009
Biofriendly Corporation Clean Air Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. - Nov. 3, 2008) Biofriendly Corp., incorporated in Nevada with principal offices in Covina, Calif., has agreed to pay EPA $1.25 million for manufacturing and selling an unregistered fuel additive in Texas and California.   Consent Decree   11/3/2008
Merit Energy and Shell Exploration Clean Air Act Settlement CHICAGO (Oct. 1, 2008) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced an agreement with Merit Energy Co. LLC and Shell Exploration & Production Co. on alleged Clean Air Act violations at a natural gas processing facility in Manistee, Mich. Merit is the present owner and Shell is the former owner of the plant.   Consent Decree   10/1/2008
St. Marys Cement Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON— Two companies that own and operate a Portland cement manufacturing facility near Dixon, Ill., have agreed to install state-of-the-art pollution controls to reduce harmful air emissions and pay an $800,000 civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   9/8/2008
Salt River Project Agriculture Improvement and Power District Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON— As part of the fifteenth settlement secured by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice to control harmful air pollution from coal-fired power plants, the owner and operator of a plant in St. Johns, Ariz., has agreed to install pollution controls at an estimated cost of $400 million to reduce harmful emissions and pay a $950,000 civil penalty. Today's settlement resolves alleged violations of the New Source Review requirements of the Clean Air Act.   Consent Decree   8/12/2008
Bristol-Myers Squibb Clean Air Act Settlement (New York, N.Y) Bristol-Myers Squibb, an international pharmaceutical manufacturer, has agreed to reduce the output of ozone-depleting refrigerants at multiple industrial facilities around the country at a combined cost of $3.65 million in order to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   7/8/2008
Pfizer To Pay $975,000 For Alleged Clean Air Violations (Boston, Mass. - June 23, 2008) - The pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay a $975,000 civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its former manufacturing plant in Groton, Conn., the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. Today’s settlement is the first of its type in federal court under regulations that are designed to control the emissions of hazardous air pollutants from pharmaceutical manufacturing operations.   Consent Decree   6/23/2008
MTD and Jenn Feng Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON—A Taiwanese manufacturer and three American corporations will pay a $2 million civil penalty for allegedly importing and distributing approximately 200,000 chainsaws in the U.S. that failed to meet federal air pollution standards, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The companies also agreed to spend approximately $5 million on projects to reduce air pollution.   Consent Decree   4/24/2008
Holly Refining and Marketing Company Settlement (Washington, D.C. -- April 21, 2008) Holly Refining & Marketing has agreed to spend more than $17 million in new and upgraded pollution controls at its refinery in Woods Cross, Utah, and pay a $120,000 civil penalty, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The settlement, which resolves alleged violations of the Clean Air Act by Holly, is expected to reduce air pollution by more than 420 tons of harmful emissions annually.   Consent Decree   4/21/2008
Aspen Petroleum Clean Air Act Settlement On November 14, 2007 the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a complaint and settlement in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado against Aspen Petroleum Products (“Aspen Petroleum”). Aspen Petroleum agreed to pay a $25,000 penalty and halt the illegal blending of “drip gas” with gasoline. The settlement resolves violations of the Clean Air Act and prevents the Colorado-based company from selling millions of gallons of drip gas, a byproduct of natural gas production, blended with gasoline to retail gas stations.   Consent Decree   11/13/2007
American Electric Power Service Corporation Washington, D.C. – Oct. 9, 2007) American Electric Power has agreed to cut 813,000 tons of air pollutants annually at an estimated cost of more than $4.6 billion, pay a $15 million penalty, and spend $60 million on projects to mitigate the adverse effects of its past excess emissions. The record settlement was announced today by the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency.   Consent Decree   10/9/2007
Hunt Refining Company and Hunt Southland Refining Company Settlements The Hunt Refining Co. and Hunt Southland Refining Co. have agreed to pay a $400,000 civil penalty and spend more than $48.5 million for new and upgraded pollution controls at three refineries, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced.   Consent Decree   9/28/2007
Valero (Premcor) Refinery Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached an agreement with Valero Energy Corp. that provides for a $4.25 million penalty and $232 million in new and upgraded pollution controls at refineries in Tennessee, Ohio and Texas that were formerly owned by Premcor Inc. The state of Ohio and Memphis-Shelby County, Tenn. have also joined in today's consent decree and will receive a portion of the civil penalty.   Consent Decree   8/16/2007
E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement today with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., which is expected to reduce more than 13,000 tons of harmful emissions annually from four sulfuric acid production plants in Louisiana, Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.   Consent Decree   7/20/2007
Casper's Electronics Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today a landmark settlement requiring Casper's Electronics, of Mundelein, Ill., to pay a penalty and stop selling devices that allow cars to release excess levels of pollution into the environment, in violation of the Clean Air Act (CAA).   Consent Decree   7/10/2007
East Kentucky Power Cooperative Settlement WASHINGTON, D.C. – East Kentucky Power Cooperative, a coal-fired electric utility based in Winchester, Ky., will spend approximately $650 million on pollution controls and pay a $750,000 penalty to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act at its three plants, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   7/2/2007
Nevada Power Company Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $60.7 million Clean Air Act settlement with Nevada Power Company (Nevada Power) that will improve air quality in the Clark County/Las Vegas area by requiring the company to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides, a harmful air pollutant, from its Clark Generating Station by about 2,300 tons annually.   Consent Decree   6/13/2007
Kerr-McGee Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON – Kerr-McGee Corp. will spend $18 million on pollution controls in the first comprehensive settlement under the Clean Air Act that will reduce harmful emissions and conserve natural gas at production facilities across Utah and Colorado . The control measures and operational improvements are expected to reduce annual emissions of air pollutants by more than 2,500 tons in Utah and more than 3,000 tons in Colorado, the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   5/17/2007
Total Petrochemicals U.S.A. Settlement WASHINGTON – Total Petrochemical USA Inc. (Total) will pay a $2.9 million penalty and upgrade pollution controls at its Port Arthur, Texas refinery, to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   4/30/2007
Rhodia Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. - April 26, 2007) Acid manufacturer Rhodia Inc. will pay a $2 million penalty and spend approximately $50 million on air pollution controls at eight production plants in four states across the country, to resolve allegations that the company violated the Clean Air Act. The pollution controls are expected to reduce harmful emissions from its production plants in Texas, Louisiana, California and Indiana by 19,000 tons per year.   Consent Decree   4/26/2007
Williams Refining Clean Air Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. - March 14, 2007) Williams Refining Co., the former owner and operator of a Memphis, Tenn., petroleum refinery, has agreed to pay $2.2 million in civil penalties to resolve allegations that the company violated the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced.   Consent Decree   3/14/2007
Agrium/Royster Clark Clean Air Settlement (Washington, D.C. - Feb. 6, 2007) -- A Cincinnati-area nitric acid production facility will pay $750,000 in civil penalties to settle violations of the New Source Review (NSR) provisions of the Clean Air Act uncovered by EPA. The parent companies also agreed to install state-of-the-art pollution control equipment at the facility that will reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions of by more than 200 tons per year.   Consent Decree   2/6/2007
Mercedes Clean Air Settlement Washington, D.C. - Dec. 21, 2006) Mercedes-Benz will pay $1.2 million in civil penalties to resolve its failure to promptly notify EPA about air pollution control defects on numerous 1998 - 2006 model vehicles. Mercedes must also improve its emissions defect investigation and reporting system to ensure future compliance, at an estimated cost of approximately $1 million per year.   Consent Decree   12/21/2006
PSEG Fossil L.L.C. Civil Judicial Settlement (New York, NY) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and the State of New Jersey today announced that they have lodged with the court a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with PSEG Fossil LLC related to PSEG's failure to comply with a 2002 consent decree requiring installation of pollution controls at its coal-fired power plants in Jersey City and Hamilton, New Jersey. This new settlement, which is subject to court approval, secures additional air pollution reductions, tighter controls, valuable environmental projects and a significant penalty.   Consent Decree   11/30/2006
Newly Weds Foods, Inc. Settlement WASHINGTON-In a settlement to reduce the release of ozone-depleting refrigerants into the atmosphere, a Chicago-based national baking company has agreed to stop using ozone-depleting refrigerants, the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   5/16/2006
Mirant Clean Air Settlement WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a joint federal-state settlement, Mirant Mid-Atlantic (Mirant) has agreed to eliminate nearly 29,000 tons of harmful pollution each year generated by its four electricity generating plants in Maryland and Virginia. The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland worked jointly on this enforcement action, which will reduce significantly output of nitrogen oxides (NOx) throughout the region.   Consent Decree   5/8/2006
Alabama Power Company Clean Air Settlement Washington, D.C. – The air quality in Alabama and downwind states will improve significantly because the federal government and the state of Alabama are requiring a utility to reduce emissions of two harmful pollutants by 28,000 tons per year. .   Consent Decree   4/25/2006
Minnkota Power Cooperative and Square Butte Electric Cooperative WASHINGTON, D.C. – The air quality in North Dakota and surrounding regions will improve significantly because the federal government and the state of North Dakota are requiring two utilities to reduce emissions of two harmful pollutants by more than 33,000 tons per year.   Consent Decree   4/24/2006
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Settlement The U.S. Department of Justice and the EPA announced a $94 million settlement with DaimlerChrysler Corporation (Chrysler) regarding defective catalytic converters on nearly 1.5 million Jeep and Dodge vehicles from model years 1996 through 2001, and defective on-board diagnostic systems on some of those vehicles.   Consent Decree   12/21/2005
Cosmed Clean Air Enforcement Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice reached the first nationwide settlement of a Clean Air Act enforcement action for violations of the federal standards for ethylene oxide emissions from sterilization facilities. Cosmed Group, Inc., (Cosmed), headquartered in Jamestown, R.I., which sterilizes products for the food and medical industries, will pay a $500,000 civil penalty and spend an additional $1 million to perform supplemental environmental projects that will improve air quality in urban areas.   Consent Decree   8/18/2005
Giant Petroleum Refinery Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) announced on August 4, 2005 a settlement agreement regarding alleged violations at two Giant Industries facilities in northwestern New Mexico: the Bloomfield Refinery in Bloomfield and the Ciniza Refinery near Gallup. Giant will pay a $250,000 penalty and spend $600,000 on four approved supplemental environmental projects expected to reduce harmful air emissions by almost 3,000 tons per year.   Consent Decree   8/4/2005
Sunoco Petroleum Refinery Settlement The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a comprehensive Clean Air Act settlement with petroleum refiner Sunoco that is expected to reduce harmful air emissions by more than 24,000 tons per year from four refineries in three states. The agreement will bring nearly 65 percent of domestic refining capacity into compliance with the law.   Consent Decree   6/16/2005
Valero Eagle Petroleum Refinery Settlement The U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced comprehensive Clean Air Act settlements with petroleum refinery Valero that are expected to reduce harmful air emissions by more than 20,000 tons per year from 14 refineries in six states.   Consent Decree   6/16/2005
Volkswagen of America Clean Air Act Settlement On June 15, 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced a major Clean Air Act settlement with Volkswagen of America, Inc., to resolve Volkswagen's failure to promptly notify EPA and correct defective oxygen sensors on at least 329,000 of their 1999, 2000 and 2001 Golfs, Jettas and New Beetles.   Consent Decree   6/15/2005
Illinois Power Settlement (Washington, D.C.- March 7, 2005) The Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the State of Illinois announced the settlement of their major Clean Air Act case alleging that Illinois Power Company and its successor, Dynegy Midwest Generation, violated the New Source Review provisions of the Clean Air Act at the Baldwin Power Station in Baldwin, Ill.   Consent Decree   3/7/2005
Conoco Phillips Global Refinery Settlement The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have completed a comprehensive Clean Air Act settlement with ConocoPhillips that is expected to reduce harmful air emissions by more than 47,000 tons per year from nine U.S. petroleum refineries in seven states that represent nearly 10 percent of total refining capacity in the United States.   Consent Decree   1/27/2005
CITGO Global Refinery Settlement The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a comprehensive Clean Air Act settlement with CITGO. The settlement is expected to reduce harmful air emissions by more than 30,000 tons per year from six petroleum refineries in five states that represent nearly 5 percent of total refining capacity in the United States.   Consent Decree   10/6/2004
Mirant Clean Air Act Settlement On September 27, 2004, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland, announced a major Clean Air Act settlement with Mirant Mid-Atlantic (Mirant) that will eliminate almost 29,000 tons of harmful nitrogen oxides (" NOx") pollution each year from Mirant''s coal-fired electricity generating plants in Maryland and Virginia. The settlement resolves federal and state claims that Mirant has violated the NOx emissions limitation set forth in the operating permit for its Potomac River plant in Alexandria, Va.   Consent Decree   9/27/2004
South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) Consent DecreeOn March 16, 2004, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency, along with the State of South Carolina, announced a major Clean Air Act settlement with the South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper).   Consent Decree   3/16/2004
Chevron USA Settlement The U.S. Justice Department, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Attorney, San Francisco, announced a comprehensive Clean Air Act settlement with Chevron U.S.A. Inc. The settlement is expected to reduce harmful air emissions by almost 10,000 tons per year from five U.S. petroleum refineries that represent more than five percent of the total refining capacity in the United States.   Consent Decree   10/16/2003
Coastal Eagle Point Refinery Settlement The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced comprehensive Clean Air Act settlements with Coastal Eagle Point Oil Company (CEPOC), CHS Inc. (Cenex), Ergon-West Virginia Inc. and Ergon Refining Inc. (Ergon). These companies have a collective production capacity of approximately 285,000 barrels per day and will reduce air emissions by more than 3,900 tons per year under the terms of settlements being filed with U.S. District Courts in New Jersey, Montana and Mississippi.   Consent Decree   10/1/2003
Ergon Refining Settlement The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced comprehensive Clean Air Act settlement with Ergon Refining, Inc. Ergon Refining, Inc. will reduce air emissions under the terms of settlements being filed with U.S. District Courts in West Virginia.   Consent Decree   10/1/2003
Cenex Settlement The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced comprehensive Clean Air Act settlements with Coastal Eagle Point Oil Company (CEPOC), CHS Inc. (Cenex), Ergon-West Virginia Inc. and Ergon Refining Inc. (Ergon). These companies have a collective production capacity of approximately 285,000 barrels per day and will reduce air emissions by more than 3,900 tons per year under the terms of settlements being filed with U.S. District Courts in New Jersey, Montana and Mississippi.   Consent Decree   10/1/2003
Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company (SIGECO) F.B. Culley Plant Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced on June 6, 2003 a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with the Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, Inc. (SIGECO) to resolve Clean Air Act violations at SIGECO's F.B. Culley coal-fired power plant (Culley Station). Under the settlement, SIGECO will spend approximately $30 million between now and 2007 to install state-of-the-art pollution controls to meet stringent pollution limits.   Consent Decree   6/6/2003
Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO) Clean Air Act Settlement The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced on April 21, 2003 the largest Clean Air Act settlement of an enforcement matter against a utility. Virginia Electric and Power Co. (VEPCO) has agreed to spend $1.2 billion between now and 2013 to eliminate 237,000 tons of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions each year from eight coal-fired electricity generating plants in Virginia and West Virginia.   Consent Decree   4/17/2003
Alcoa Inc. Settlement On April 9, 2003, the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice announced a major Clean Air Act settlement with Alcoa, Inc., under which the company will likely spend over $330 million to install state-of-the-art pollution controls to eliminate the vast majority of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from the power plant at Alcoa's aluminum production facility in Rockdale, Texas.   Consent Decree   4/9/2003
Archer Daniels Midland Company Settlement The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced on April 9, 2003 a landmark Clean Air Act settlement with grain industry giant Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM ), which will cover operations at 52 plants in 16 states.   Consent Decree   4/9/2003
Lion Oil Civil Judicial Settlement The U.S. Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency on March 11, 2003, agreed to a comprehensive Clean Air Act settlement with Lion Oil Company to reduce harmful air emissions from the company's El Dorado, Ark., refinery by 1,380 tons per year.   Consent Decree   3/11/2003
Toyota Motor Corporation Settlement WASHINGTON, DC, March 7, 2003 --The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement of the government's lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corporation for Clean Air Act violations involving 2.2 million vehicles manufactured between 1996 and 1998.   Consent Decree   3/7/2003
Agra Resources Cooperative (Exol), Albert Lea, MN In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC), Benson, MN In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.The Clean Air Act's NSR program requires a source to install pollution controls and undertake other pre-construction obligations to control air pollution emissions.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Diversified Energy Co., LLC Clean Air Act Ethanol Settlement In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Central Minnesota Ethanol Cooperative, Little Falls, MN In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.The Clean Air Act's NSR program requires a source to install pollution controls and undertake other pre-construction obligations to control air pollution emissions.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Heartland Corn Products Ethanol CAA Settlement In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Agri-Energy, L.L.C., Luverne, MN In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.The Clean Air Act's NSR program requires a source to install pollution controls and undertake other pre-construction obligations to control air pollution emissions.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Ethanol 2000 CAA Ethanol Settlement In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Pro-Corn LLC Ethanol CAA Settlement In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Minnesota Energy Ethanol CAA Settlement In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Gopher State Ethanol CAA Settlement In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Ferro Corporation On March 18, 2002, the Justice Department, the EPA, the State of Indiana and the City of Hamond, Indiana entered into a $3 million settlement of claims against Ferro Corporation for the company's violations of the federal and state "new source review" provisions of the Clean Air Act and of state and local ordinances.   Consent Decree   3/18/2002
Boise Cascade Corporation Wood Products Settlement The U.S. Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced on March 13, 2002 a comprehensive Clean Air Act (CAA) agreement with wood products industry giant Boise Cascade Corporation that will require reductions of up to 95 percent of the harmful emissions from the company's eight plywood and particle board plants.   Consent Decree   3/13/2002
Murphy Oil Refining Company Settlement The Justice Department, the U.S. Attorney's office in Madison, Wisconsin, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Wisconsin Department of Justice on January 24, 2002 announced a settlement with Murphy Oil USA, Inc., which will dramatically cut sulfur dioxide ("SO2") emissions from the company's Superior, WI refinery.   Consent Decree   1/24/2002
Montana Refining Company Civil Judicial Settlement The settlement announced on December 20, 2001 commits three refining properties owned by Navajo Refining Company, L.P. And Montana Refining Company ("The Companies") to an ambitious program to assure compliance with major provisions of the Clean Air Act.   Consent Decree   12/20/2001
Premium Standard Farms (PSF) and Continental Grain Company Civil Settlement On November 19, 2001, the U.S. EPA and the Justice Department announced a civil settlement with the nation's second largest pork producer, Premium Standard Farms (PSF) and Continental Grain Company, Inc. (Continental).   Consent Decree   11/19/2001
Iowa Beef Packers (IBP), Inc. Multimedia Settlement Iowa Beef Packers, Inc. (IBP), the world's largest meatpacker, has agreed to pay the United States $4.1 million in penalties for violating the nation's environmental laws.   Consent Decree   10/12/2001
Premcor Refining Group, Inc. Refinery Settlement The Justice Department, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Illinois on July 12, 2001 announced an agreement with The Premcor Refining Group Inc. that will significantly reduce harmful air pollution, including more than 4,700 tons of sulfur dioxide annually, from Premcor's petroleum refinery in Hartford, Ill.   Consent Decree   7/12/2001
Air Liquide America Corporations Settlement The Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on June 21, 2001 announced a groundbreaking Clean Air Act settlement with Air Liquide America Corporation to replace refrigerant chemicals that destroy the earth's stratospheric ozone layer with environmentally friendly alternatives.   Consent Decree   6/21/2001
Marathon Ashland Refinery Settlement On May 11, 2001, EPA and the Justice Department announced an environmental agreement with Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC that is expected to reduce air emissions from seven petroleum refineries by more than 23,000 tons per year and assure complliance with the Clean Air Act.   Consent Decree   5/11/2001
Deer Park Refining Settlement On March 21, 2001, EPA and the Department of Justice announced a settlement that commits nine refineries owned by Motiva, Equilon, and the Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership (Shell Deer Park) to an ambitious program to assure compliance with major provisions of the Clean Air Act. The companies expect to spend a total of $400 million over eight years to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by an estimated 8,000 tons per year, sulfur dioxide (SO2) by more than 49,550 tons per year, and particulate matter (PM) by 1,300 tons per year.   Consent Decree   3/21/2001
Motiva Enterprises Refinery Settlement On March 21, 2001, EPA and the Department of Justice announced a settlement that commits nine refineries owned by Motiva, Equilon, and the Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership (Shell Deer Park) to an ambitious program to assure compliance with major provisions of the Clean Air Act.   Consent Decree   3/21/2001
Equilon Enterprises Settlement On March 21, 2001, EPA and the Department of Justice announced a settlement that commits nine refineries owned by Motiva, Equilon, and the Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership (Shell Deer Park) to an ambitious program to assure compliance with major provisions of the Clean Air Act. The companies expect to spend a total of $400 million over eight years to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by an estimated 8,000 tons per year, sulfur dioxide (SO2) by more than 49,550 tons per year, and particulate matter (PM) by 1,300 tons per year.   Consent Decree   3/21/2001
BP Amoco Civil Judicial Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized an agreement with BP Amoco, the nation's second largest petroleum refinery, to resolve Clean Air Act violations at eight refineries owned by BP, Amoco and Arco (recently acquired by BP). The settlement is the second in a federal enforcement strategy for achieving across-the-board compliance with U.S. refineries (the government settled with Koch Petroleum Group in December).   Consent Decree   1/19/2001
Koch Industries Petroleum Group, L.P. Refinery Settlement Koch also will pay a $4.5 million penalty to settle Clean Air Act violations and other environmental claims at its Minnesota refinery. The State of Minnesota has joined in the settlement with the United States. The civil settlement calls for actions that will be undertaken by Koch over the next 8 years.   Consent Decree   12/22/2000
Nucor Corporation, Inc. Multimedia Settlement Nucor Corporation, Inc. will spend nearly $100 million to settle an environmental suit alleging that it failed to control the amount of pollution released from its steel factories in seven states, under an agreement reached with the Justice Department and EPA. This is the largest and most comprehensive environmental settlement ever with a steel manufacturer.   Consent Decree   12/19/2000
Morton International, Inc. Multimedia Settlement On October 26, 2000, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) entered into a settlement with Morton International Inc. that resolved charges that the chemical company violated several environmental laws at its Moss Point, Miss., facility under a civil settlement and criminal plea agreement. Morton, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rohm and Haas Company based in Philadelphia, agreed to pay a $20 million penalty to be divided equally between the United States and Mississippi under the civil settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Biloxi. This penalty marks the largest-ever civil fine for environmental violations at a single facility.   Consent Decree   10/26/2000
Willamette Industries Wood Products Settlement Willamette Industries will spend more than $90 million to settle a major environmental suit alleging that it failed to control the amount of air pollution released from its wood product factories in four states, under an agreement reached with the Justice Department and the EPA.   Consent Decree   7/20/2000
Tampa Electric Company (TECO) Clean Air Act Settlement The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency agreed to a settlement of a major Clean Air Act enforcement action against the Tampa Electric Company (TECO) that requires the company to significantly reduce harmful air pollution from its power plants. This agreement is the first to result from a national enforcement action aimed at cutting emissions from coal-fired power plants.   Consent Decree   2/29/2000
Koch Industries Petroleum Group, L.P. Refinery Leak and Oil Spill Settlement, December 22, 2000 Koch Industries Inc., will pay the largest civil fine ever imposed on a company under any federal environmental law to resolve claims related to more than 300 oil spills from its pipelines and oil facilities in six states, the Justice Department and the U.S. EPA announced. A settlement filed on January 13, 2000 requires Koch, the second-largest privately held company in the United States, to pay a $30 million civil penalty, improve its leak-prevention programs and spend $5 million on environmental projects.   Consent Decree   1/13/2000
Navistar International Transportation Corporation On October 22, 1998, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced an $83.4 million total penalty against diesel manufacturers, the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental law. Under this settlement, seven major manufacturers of diesel engines will spend more than one billion dollars to resolve claims that they installed computer devices in heavy duty diesel engines which resulted in illegal amounts of air pollution emissions. This settlement will prevent 75 million tons of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions nationwide by the year 2025. The companies involved are Caterpillar, Inc., Cummins Engine Company, Detroit Diesel Corporation, Mack Trucks, Inc., Navistar International Transportation Corporation, Renault Vehicules Industriels, s.a., and Volvo Truck Corporation.   Consent Decree   10/22/1998
Volvo Truck Corporation (Order and Consent Decree) Diesel Engine Settlement On October 22, 1998, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced an $83.4 million total penalty against diesel manufacturers, the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental law. Under this settlement, seven major manufacturers of diesel engines will spend more than one billion dollars to resolve claims that they installed computer devices in heavy duty diesel engines which resulted in illegal amounts of air pollution emissions. This settlement will prevent 75 million tons of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions nationwide by the year 2025. The companies involved are Caterpillar, Inc., Cummins Engine Company, Detroit Diesel Corporation, Mack Trucks, Inc., Navistar International Transportation Corporation, Renault Vehicules Industriels, s.a., and Volvo Truck Corporation.   Consent Decree   10/22/1998
Mack Trucks, Inc. Diesel Engine Settlement On October 22, 1998, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced an $83.4 million total penalty against diesel manufacturers, the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental law. Under this settlement, seven major manufacturers of diesel engines will spend more than one billion dollars to resolve claims that they installed computer devices in heavy duty diesel engines which resulted in illegal amounts of air pollution emissions. This settlement will prevent 75 million tons of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions nationwide by the year 2025. The companies involved are Caterpillar, Inc., Cummins Engine Company, Detroit Diesel Corporation, Mack Trucks, Inc., Navistar International Transportation Corporation, Renault Vehicules Industriels, s.a., and Volvo Truck Corporation.   Consent Decree   10/22/1998
Cummins Engine Company Diesel Engine Settlement On October 22, 1998, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced an $83.4 million total penalty against diesel manufacturers, the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental law. Under this settlement, seven major manufacturers of diesel engines will spend more than one billion dollars to resolve claims that they installed computer devices in heavy duty diesel engines which resulted in illegal amounts of air pollution emissions. This settlement will prevent 75 million tons of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions nationwide by the year 2025. The companies involved are Caterpillar, Inc., Cummins Engine Company, Detroit Diesel Corporation, Mack Trucks, Inc., Navistar International Transportation Corporation, Renault Vehicules Industriels, s.a., and Volvo Truck Corporation.   Consent Decree   10/22/1998
Detroit Diesel Corporation Diesel Engine Settlement On October 22, 1998, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced an $83.4 million total penalty against diesel manufacturers, the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental law.   Consent Decree   10/22/1998
Renault Vehicules Industriels, s.a. Diesel Engines Settlement On October 22, 1998, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced an $83.4 million total penalty against diesel manufacturers, the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental law. Under this settlement, seven major manufacturers of diesel engines will spend more than one billion dollars to resolve claims that they installed computer devices in heavy duty diesel engines which resulted in illegal amounts of air pollution emissions. This settlement will prevent 75 million tons of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions nationwide by the year 2025. The companies involved are Caterpillar, Inc., Cummins Engine Company, Detroit Diesel Corporation, Mack Trucks, Inc., Navistar International Transportation Corporation, Renault Vehicules Industriels, s.a., and Volvo Truck Corporation.   Consent Decree   10/22/1998
American Honda Settlement American Honda Motor Co., Inc. ("Honda") will spend $267 million to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act by selling vehicles with disabled emission control diagnostic systems, the Justice Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Air Resources Board ("CARB") announced today. The settlement is the largest ever under the Clean Air Act. It includes $12.6 million in civil penalties the largest civil penalty in Clean Air Act history.   Consent Decree   6/8/1998
Ford Motor Company Settlement EPA filed a settlement with Ford Motor Company, in the U.S.District Court for the District of Columbia, under the terms of which Ford will spend $7.8 million to settle allegations that it violated the CAA by illegally installing a device that defeats the emission control system in 60,000 1997 Ford Econoline vans.   Consent Decree   6/4/1998
Suzuki Motor Corporation and American Suzuki Motor Corporation The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with recreational vehicle manufacturer, American Suzuki Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation, to pay an $885,000 penalty for allegedly importing and selling 25,458 uncertified all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-road motorcycles in the United States.   Settlement Agreement   9/6/2012
Chemtura Corporation Bankruptcy Settlement Agreement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Justice Department, and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York today announced that Chemtura Corporation has agreed to resolve its liabilities at 17 sites across the U.S. for approximately $26 million. The agreement settles the government’s claims in Chemtura’s bankruptcy case relating to liabilities under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly known as Superfund), and for violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The bankruptcy settlement will fund past and future cleanup costs at Superfund sites across the country.   Settlement Agreement   8/24/2010
Court Decision in Tronox Bankruptcy Fraudulent Conveyance Case Results in Largest Environmental Bankruptcy Award Ever The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York decided against Kerr-McGee Corporation and related companies that are subsidiaries of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in a fraudulent conveyance case. The Court awarded damages between approximately $5.2 billion and $14.2 billion to the plaintiffs, which, even at the low end of the damages range, is the largest amount ever awarded in a bankruptcy proceeding for governmental environmental claims and liabilities.     12/12/2013
Hercules Incorporated On July 8, 2013, the United States and Hercules, Inc. entered into an agreement whereby Hercules, Inc. agreed to pay a stipulated penalty of $2 million dollars for alleged violations of a 1992 consent decree associated with the Resin Disposal Site in Pennsylvania.     7/8/2013
Deseret Generation and Transmission Co-operative The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a Clean Air Act settlement with Utah-based Deseret Generation & Transmission Co-operative (Deseret) resolving alleged violations at the Bonanza Power Plant on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation near Vernal, Utah. According to a complaint filed with the settlement, Deseret allegedly violated provisions of the New Source Performance Standards under the Clean Air Act by emitting excess particulate pollution at the Bonanza plant.     7/2/2013
Clariant LSM (America), INC. (Weylchem) (04-2013-C007) COLUMBIA – U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that United States District Court Judge Cameron Currie approved a consent decree with Weylchem US, Inc. to resolve alleged violations of federal and state air, water, and solid waste pollution laws at Weylchem’s specialty chemical manufacturing facility in Elgin and its wastewater treatment plant in Lugoff. Under the consent decree, Weylchem agreed to perform corrective action measures and to pay a civil penalty of $500,000, of which $175,000 will be paid to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.     3/26/2013
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. has agreed to pay a $2.25 million civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the State of Missouri’s Air Conservation Law, Clean Water Law, and Hazardous Waste Management Law at the company’s facility in Mexico, Mo., the Justice Department, EPA and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced today.     3/14/2013
Kentucky Utilities Company (01/02/13- ATLANTA) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announce that Kentucky Utilities Company will spend $57 million to install a sulfuric acid mist emission control system, replace a coal-fired boiler, and pay a civil penalty of $300,000 to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations (CAA) at the Ghent Station facility in Ghent, Kentucky.     1/2/2013
Solutia Incorporated (Boston, Mass. – Dec. 20, 2012) – Two companies operating a chemical plant in Springfield, Mass. will pay a penalty of $970,000 and take other actions, under a settlement announced today between Solutia Inc. and INEOS Melamines LLC, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice.     12/20/2012
EBV Explosives Environmental Company EBV Explosives Environmental Company, doing business as General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems - Munitions Services, has agreed to pay a $580,135 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) at its facility in Carthage, Mo.     12/19/2012
Elm Ridge Exploration Company The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a Clean Air Act settlement with Texas-based Elm Ridge Exploration Company, LLC (Elm Ridge) resolving alleged violations at the Ignacio Gas Treating Plant located on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation near Ignacio, Colorado.     10/1/2012
Kinder Morgan The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced two Clean Air Act settlements with Kinder Morgan Upstream LLC in which the company has agreed to pay a total of $316,000 in penalties for violating Risk Management Plan provisions at natural gas plants in Casper and Douglas, Wyoming.     9/20/2012
Southern Ute Reservation Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced agreements with two gas production companies resolving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act on the Southern Ute Reservation in Colorado’s San Juan Basin. The agreements, outlined in separate consent decrees with Williams and ConocoPhillips, will reduce emissions of air pollutants from a gas plant and compressor stations.     11/2/2011
Gasco Energy Gasco Energy, Inc., the former operator of the Riverbend Compressor Station on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation near Vernal, Utah, has agreed to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the facility by paying a $350,000 penalty and providing for air pollution controls at its facilities in the Uinta Basin.     1/3/2011
ExxonMobil Petroleum Refinery Settlement WASHINGTON, D.C. (12/17/08) – ExxonMobil has agreed to pay nearly $6.1 million in civil penalties for violating the terms of a 2005 court-approved Clean Air Act agreement at four of its U.S. refineries, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. Today’s legal agreement penalizes ExxonMobil for failing to comply with the 2005 settlement at refineries in Beaumont and Baytown, Texas; Torrance, Calif.; and Baton Rouge, La. In addition, EPA and DOJ are proposing amendments to the 2005 settlement that include new deadlines for some required activities and minor technical changes effecting at the Joliet, Ill., Beaumont and Baytown, Texas and Billings, Montana refineries.     12/17/2008
Michigan Sugar Clean Air Act Settlement (Chicago, Ill. - May 15, 2008) Michigan Sugar, a grower-owned sugar cooperative located in Bay City, Mich., will use pollution reduction measures valued at more than $13 million at its processing facility to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced today. Along with the pollution reduction measures, Michigan Sugar will also pay a $210,000 civil penalty.     5/15/2008
Motiva and BP Settlement Agreements (Washington, D.C. – October 5, 2006) As part of ongoing efforts to protect public health by improving compliance with the motor vehicle fuels provisions of the federal Clean Air Act, EPA reached settlements on Sept. 27 with BP Products North America Inc. and with Motiva Enterprises LLC and Equilon Enterprises LLC, d/b/a Shell Oil Products US.     10/5/2006
Confetti String Clean Air Orders EPA has ordered five national retail chains to pull from their shelves cans of illegally imported confetti string products that contain banned hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). These substances deplete the earth''s protective stratospheric ozone layer and increase the risk of skin cancer. Millions of cans of these novelty items, all imported from China or Taiwan and known by various names such as Zany String, Crazy String, and Party Streamer, have been sold illegally in the United States.     9/5/2006
Clean Harbors Clean Air Act Settlement The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Clean Harbors Environmental Services that is expected to enhance calculating and reporting on benzene emissions from North America's largest operator of hazardous waste treatment and disposal facilities.     9/13/2005
Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCO) Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice on April 29, 2003 announced the major Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCO), also known as We Energies, to resolve CAA violations of the New Source Review requirements at several of the company's coal-fired power plants. Wisconsin Electric is a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation, which operates five coal-fired power plants in Wisconsin and Michigan.     4/27/2003
Caterpillar Inc. Consent Decree Modification Request Court Decision On October 22, 1998, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced an $83.4 million total penalty against diesel manufacturers, the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental law. Under this settlement, seven major manufacturers of diesel engines will spend more than one billion dollars to resolve claims that they installed computer devices in heavy duty diesel engines which resulted in illegal amounts of air pollution emissions.     9/6/2002
Premcor Refining Group, Inc. (Clark Refining and Marking, Inc.) Multimedia Settlement On April 1, 2002, the Justice Department, the EPA, and the State of Illinois announced a settlement with Premcor Refining Group, Inc. in which Premcor is to pay $6.25 million to resolve claims that it violated five environmental statutes at its Blue Island Refinery in Blue Island, Illinois. The complaint alleged violations of the Clean Air Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Recovery Act; and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act, as well as State of Illinois environmental laws and regulations.     4/1/2002
Conoco, Inc. Refinery Civil Judicial Settlement The settlement announced on December 20, 2001 commits four refineries owned by Conoco Inc. ("Conoco") to an ambitious program to assure compliance with major provisions of the Clean Air Act. The Companies expect to spend more than $110 million over eight years to reduce emissions by nearly 8,000 tons per year.     12/20/2001
Meyer's Bakery Clean Air Act Settlement SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a $3.5 million settlement with Meyer's Bakery, headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., resulting from violations under the Clean Air Act. The agreement represents the largest settlement in the history of the EPA's stratospheric ozone protection program.     9/11/2000

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